Issue Six Contributors

Alexandra Burda is an artist and illustrator from Transylvania, Romania. She draws and paints all day long, and on the days when she’s not she’s probably travelling or cooking. Jeremy Charbonneau is a graphic designer and illustrator from Seattle, WA. He is allergic to many pets, but he used to have a beta fish named Butterfly. His favorite crayon of all time is red-orange. Natalie Dupille is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator based in Seattle, WA. She specializes in work that reflects her passions for travel, food, and nature, and has exhibited her books and prints at shows in both the Pacific Northwest and Australia. She is often found meandering the globe in pursuit of adventures and good eats! Filippa Edghill is a half-Swedish, half-Barbadian illustrator currently based out of Biarritz, France. Amanda Ferris lives in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga and explores inner space. David Gregal Jr. lives in Washington, DC. At the end of the day, he loves reading books with his wife and two kids before bedtime. Christine Hartzler is one of the makers of this magazine. She lives in Seattle. She is a poet, essayist, artist, and editor, and she does her best work in cold, snowy places. Luckily there are enormous, snow-covered mountains less than an hour from her house! Erin Hüber is an artist living in Indiana. When she’s not telling stories through cut paper and illustrations, she’s making apple pies and enjoying quiet time with her children. Robb N. Johnston is an artist and author/illustrator of children’s picture books. His two books (so far!) are The Woodcutter and The Most Beautiful Tree and Lelani and The Plastic Kingdom. Lida Larina lives in Russia. Every day, Lida walks her best friend — her black dog named Babai. After their walk, Lida draws the sleeping Babai. Sabrina Lee lives in New York City with her husband and two rescue cats. Most days, you’ll find her creating in the kitchen, dreaming of country living, playing feline entertainer to Miu Miu and Misha, or simply living life one drawing at a time. Kay Leverton lives in a cottage in a small town in Wales, UK. She draws a lot on Scraperboard, daydreams a lot, and gets lost in the garden, which gets very overgrown. She can often be found with her head in a bush watching various bees and butterflies go about their daily tasks. Before Emilee Lord became a professor of art and art history, and before she was a modern dance choreographer, and even before she started to make drawings, she spent all of her time in Northern Maine playing in the snow. She and her older sister were very good at spotting ice dwellings but no good at being quiet enough not to scare the faeries. Courtney Mandryk is one of the makers of this magazine. Many first snowfalls occur on her birthday. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bethann Garramon Merkle lives in Wyoming, where she cooks, gardens, hunts, hikes with her dog Brio, and hangs out with scientists like her husband. As a writer and illustrator, Bethann best enjoys telling stories about nature and the scientists who study it. Jennifer Metsker is a poet who likes to put words together that don’t always belong, like pancake and cat face. Though she sometimes likes to eat cat-faced pancakes. Sarah McRae Morton is a painter who was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She was surrounded by Amish people and inspired by their homes, the glow of their kerosene lanterns, and the bright colors of their clothing. Her paintings  often explore the deep history of her family.