Matt Fraction

Matt Fraction, writer of Sex Criminals (Image), ODY-C (Image), Casanova (Image), Satellite Sam (Image), and Hawkeye (Marvel), writes comic books out in the woods and lives with his wife, the writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, his two children, two dogs, a cat, a bearded dragon, and a yard full of coyotes and stags. Surely there is a metaphor there.

He won the first-ever PEN USA Literary Award for Graphic Novels. He, or comics he’s a part of, have won Eisners, Harveys, and Eagles, which are like the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes of comic books—and all seem about as likely. He’s a New York Times bestselling donkus of comics like Sex Criminals (winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best New Series, the 2014 Harvey Award for Best New Series, and named Time Magazine’s Best Comic of 2013), Satellite Sam, ODY-C, Hawkeye (winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best Single Issue), and, oh, lordy, so many more.