Jessica Abelis the author ofSoundtrackandMirror, Window,two collections that gather stories and drawings from her comic bookArtbabe,which she published between 1992 and 1999. She also collaborated with Ira Glass onRadio: An Illustrated Guide,a nonfiction comic about how the public radio program This American Life is made. Abel won both the Harvey and Lulu awards for Best New Talent in 1997;La Perdidawon the 2002 Harvey Award for Best New Series. Abel's young adult novel,Carmina,is forthcoming in 2007, and she is currently collaborating on another graphic novel,Life Sucks,and a textbook about making comics. From the Hardcover edition.Abel, Jessica is the author of 'La Perdida', published 2008 under ISBN 9780375714719 and ISBN 0375714715.