JOHN A. LENT has spearheaded comic art scholarship worldwide by founding and chairing study divisions, lecturing all over the world, and establishing the bibliographic base for comic art with his compilation of 11 massive bibliographies. He has held positions as Rogers Distinguished Professor at the University of Western Ontario, and Visiting Professor at Shanghai University. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comic Art. He is the author or sole editor of over 65 books.Lent, John A. is the author of 'Cartoonists, Works, And Characters in the United States Through 2005 An International Bibliography' with ISBN 9780313312120 and ISBN 0313312125.