Stuart Copans is a child psychiatrist, cartoonist, paper cutter, pataphysician, mail artist, writer, and illustrator, and is the publisher of many small books by La Pauvre Presse. He has also written and illustrated books published by Stephen Greene, Oxford University Press, St. Martins, Mosby, McGraw-Hill, and John Wiley & Sons. He worked at the Brattleboro Retreat for many years and currently teaches child psychotherapy at Dartmouth. Copans continues to evaluate and treat children and adolescents at the NewEngland Family Institute and at Stetson School.