Robert Venditti broke into comics the old-fashioned way -- by starting out in the mailroom. He began working for Top Shelf in 2002, and a few months later pitched the idea for his first graphic novel, The Surrogates. The rest, as they say, "is history." Venditti lives in Atlanta where he continues to write comics and work for Top Shelf. His books include a follow-up prequel, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone, as well as the Percy Jackson & The Olympians graphic novel adaptations and a brand-new thriller, The Homeland Directive.