Decades after his death in 1944, STEPHEN LEACOCK remains one of the world's best-loved humorous writers. Born in 1869 and educated in Canada, Leacock was Professor Economics at McGill University. His greatest fame, however, was as a humorist, thanks to a stream of books that followed "Literary Lapses" (1910) at the rate of almost one a year. Of these, "Sunshine Sketches "has proved to be his most popular, ever since its publication in 1912.
Acclaimed cartoonist SETH is the author of the comic book series "Palookaville "and such graphic novels as "It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken"; "Wimbledon Green"; and "The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists." As a book designer, he has worked on such projects as "The Portable Dorothy Parker," the bestselling "Complete Peanuts "collection, and Lemony Snicket's new series, "All The Wrong Questions." His work frequently appears in "The Walrus "and "The New Yorker." In 2011, Seth received the Harbourfront Festival Prize. He lives in Guelph.show more