Nicholas Yanes, Ph.D. has more than a decade of experience researching and writing about entertainment industries as an academic, journalist, and corporate consultant. His doctoral dissertation explored the business history of EC Comics and Mad Magazine, and is currently in book development. His first book, The Iconic Obama, analyzed the relationship between President Obama’s 2008 campaign and popular media. His second book, Hannibal for Dinner, is an academic love letter to America's favorite cannibal, celebrating the multiple ways that NBC's Hannibal touched upon food culture, fandom, artistic achievements, and the ongoing fascination with serial killers. As a freelance writer he has contributed to CNBCPrime, Casual Connect, GameSauce, Sequart, MGM’s Stargate Command, ScifiPulse, and conducts research for various companies.