Kris Straub is a webcartoonist and the creator of Checkerboard Nightmare, Starslip, Chainsawsuit, Broodhollow, and F Chords. He is also a co-founder of webcomics collectives Blank Label Comics and Halfpixel. Straub and Scott Kurtz have co-created the animated series Blamimation with Kris and Scott and the live-action comedy webseries Kris and Scott's Scott and Kris Show for Penny Arcade's PATV web video content imprint. He currently hosts the podcast 28 Plays Later alongside Paul Verhoeven. Straub also manages and writes for the horror fiction site Ichor Falls, which is notable for the creepypasta Candle Cove.