Robert James Russell is the author of the novellas Mesilla and Sea of Trees, as well as the chapbook Don’t Ask me to Spell It Out. He is the founding editor of the literary journal CHEAP POP. Robert’s illustrations and writing have appeared in print and online at NPR, The Rumpus, Gulf Coast, New South, and Passages North, among others. He has taught writing, graphic narrative, and comics workshops around the country, including at the Iowa Writers House, New Harmony Writers Workshop, Indiana University, South Bend, and the University of Michigan. You can find his art and writing at robertjamesrussell.com, or on Twitter/Instagram at @robhollywood. He currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.