Dev Murphy is a writer and visual artist. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Passages North, Queen Mob’s Tea House, The Rupture, The Pinch, Brevity, and elsewhere. She lives in Pittsburgh, where she works in an art gallery. Follow her on social media @gytrashh.
Kimball Anderson is a queer, disabled artist who does experimental and poetic comics. Their experience of chronic illness informs their interest in acknowledging the beauty of what would normally be considered “wasted time”, and in trying to honor unconventional lives.
Mita Mahato is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comix artist and educator whose work focuses on lost, discarded, and disappeared animals and objects. Her book of poetry comix, In Between, is listed in The Best American Comics: The Notable Comics of 2019 and her silent comic book Sea received the award for “Best Comic Book of 2017” from Cartoonists Northwest. Her work is published in Coast/No Coast, Shenandoah, Illustrated PEN, MUTHA, Drunken Boat, and Seattle Weekly and has been exhibited widely (including at SOIL Gallery, Seattle; Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; Schnitzer Art Museum, Pullman; and Antenna Gallery, New Orleans). Mita is Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs at the Henry Art Gallery, serves on the organizing board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and teaches community art workshops to all ages.
Carmen Ribaudo is an emerging artist who works across painting, animation, writing, zines, and artist books. The thread holding this variety of working modes together is a quest to create intimacy and connection, both with the self and others. From the Midwest, she currently lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been a resident at Sundress Academy for the Arts, and has participated in art exhibitions and zine fests around the Midwest. View her work at www.carmen-ribaudo.com