Douglas Wolk // is a Portland, Oregon-based author and critic. He has written about comics and popular music for publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, Salon.com, Pitchfork Media, and The Believer. He has written two books: a volume in the 33⅓ series on James Brown's Live at the Apollo (2004, Continuum Books) and Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean (2007, Da Capo Press); the latter won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Book and the 2008 Harvey Award for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation. Wolk was the managing editor of CMJ New Music Monthly from 1993 to 1997, and hosted a radio show on WFMU from 1999 to 2001. He also maintains a blog and a record label, Dark Beloved Cloud.