Jim Valentino is the creator of such diverse series as normalman, A Touch of Silver, Vignettes and ShadowHawk as well the creative force behind the Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel. A co-founder of Image Comics, he served as the company's publisher from 1999-2004, changing the face of the company to one of the most stylistically diverse in the industry. Currently he heads his own division of Image, Shadowline, Inc., which publishes Rat Queens, Memoirs of A Very Stable Genius and more. and more. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hero Initiative and lives in Portland, Oregon.