Ben Horak is a Seattle-based cartoonist and graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Ben has had art appear in Arts in America, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly and the Intruder comix newspaper. Ben also self publishes his own comic short story series Grump Toast.
Brit is a human person. Sometimes she designs things. Sometimes she takes photos of people. Sometimes she makes music. Sometimes she plays music in nightclubs. Sometimes she draws pictures of things. In the future, she will write short stories. She will also fabricate miniature set pieces. She may even make short films. Surreality over reality. Form over function.
Chan Plett is a poet and copywriter in Seattle, Washington. Their writing has been featured in Magpie Magazine, Dum Dum Zine, and many others. They are currently awaiting publication of their second poetry collection, which is a follow up to their first book, Honey Surviving Oil.
Connor lives in downtown Seattle and is pursuing his masters in social work at the University of Washington. He can be seen going really fast through the many parks of Seattle. Feel free to say hi, just don’t ask him if he needs help.
Cora Lee is an artist, writer, and graphic designer based in Seattle. She’s passionate about cooking and nutrition, liberated fashion, feminism, mental health, and worker rights. Cora is currently working on an anxiety relief coloring book and a web comic series called “Minor Disruption.”
Founder of Rolling Yoga International, Crystaline is an expert baby carrot puppeteer, burlesque sensation, and was voted Seattle’s Funniest Sad Person 2019 by a group of people at the bus stop on 3rd and Virginia. Born and raised in the PNW, Crystaline wants Seattle to be shitty again and likes to write prose.
Dan Louis Lane is a comic creator. You can find his art in the upcoming graphic novel What If, a true account of the trials of infertility; in the last issue of the Beholder; and on instagram @danlouislane. He is working on an action adventure series about an ex-grand prix racer in Prohibition-era Michigan that doesn’t have a title yet. Ask him for work. He’s poor.
Edmund is an obsessive consumer and creator of anything sci-fi or weird. He lives in Seattle and likes to bounce his ideas off a crowd at Hugo House’s open mics. Watch this space for short stories and longer works in the future.
Elaine Lin is a designer, illustrator, and comics artist. She is the creator of the cartoon character “Strawberry Dog” and draws autobiographical comics about her struggle with social anxiety. Usually she can be found at home, watching TV or silk-screening prints under the strict supervision of her cat.
I’m Elk Paauw, self-published comics artist and transdude. I'm currently working on an interactive webcomic about the philosophy of time called “4dtime.space,” but I mostly just make autobio comics and zines about depression and trans stuff. My favorite color is orange, and my favorite food is vegan mac ’n cheese!
Gregory R.-Gassler is an American who grew up in Brussels. He “speaks” more languages than he has time to practice and has two unnecessary degrees he hasn’t quite found a use for yet. “Polypsyches” is Greek for “I write too many different genres and media to bother with your ‘branding’ bullshit.”
Josh is a freelance filmmaker and photographer living in Seattle. He enjoys video games and chess. He hopes that one day he will be able to continue his teenage hobby of snowboarding, a hobby he gave up after moving from Snoqualmie to Seattle.
Kareem Tayyar’s latest works include the novel The Prince of Orange County (Pelekinesis Books) and his collection of poems, Immigrant Songs (WordTech Books). Previous books include Magic Carpet Poems (Tebot Bach Books) and Postmark Atlantis (Level 4 Press). He is a recipient of a 2019 Wurlitzer Fellowship for Poetry.
Lad Decker is an artist and painter based in Seattle and the US West Coast. She is interested in looking at identity and how our sense of belonging is both fluid and static, both at peace and in conflict. She works in the space between art and journalism.
Lewis Sibila is a genderqueer writer, editor, and sometimes artist. Born in Ohio, she absconded to Seattle in 2010 in pursuit of creepy green rainforests. She only looks back every now and then. Currently Lewis spends her time removing her cat, Muta, from her laptop so Beholder can be a thing.
Lauren Maxwell is a comix maker and illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. Lauren has work in various outlets, including but not limited to digital illustration, drawing, video, apparel, and paintings. They have written and illustrated several self-published mini-comics, including Ufime (2018), Rabid Prince (2018) and Terry House Calls (2016).
Molly Brady is a Seattle-based game designer and avid bread eater. She has made several minigames, including Black Magic, a pixel game about a lonely sorceress seeking adventure and friendship. When she’s not locked away in her cave of development, you can find her filling her cup with comics, movies, and coffee.
Sanika Phawde is an illustrator, comix creator, and reportage artist working between Mumbai and New York City. She makes zines to cope with life. She is currently working on a graphic novel about romancing New York and the inevitable complications that arise from this courtship.
Sarah Elgatian (EL-GAH-TEE-IN) is a second generation Armenian-American with a lot of questions and writes lyric essays in order to grapple with them. She believes in long sentences, bright colors, and dark coffee. Among other places, her work has been featured in the Iowa Writers’ House print anthology We The Interwoven, CrabFat, and Beholder.
Sari Krosinsky is a queer autistic writer. Zir books include Courting Hunger, A God’s Life: a story in poems, and god-chaser. Ze received an M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. Ze lives with zir partner, poet Robert Arthur Reeves, in Bremerton, WA.
Skylar Alexander is a writer, teacher, and graphic designer living in Iowa City, Iowa. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Cutbank; Smokelong Quarterly; Forklift, Ohio; and many other places. Recently, she became the designer for Poet Lore, America’s oldest poetry journal. She curates TroubADORE, a lifestyle blog for writers eager to develop sustainable, healthy writing practices. Her first poetry collection, Searching for PetCo, is forthcoming from Forklift Books.
Vinnie Sarrocco is a poet and raconteur from rural North Carolina, currently exiled to the urban wasteland of Seattle, WA. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Coffin Bell, SPREAD, Rue Scribe, Poetry Box, and Rumble Fish Quarterly. He is the author of the book Poems for the Garbage Man (Chatwin Books). His second collection The Sky as Understood by Skyscrapers is set to release at the beginning of 2020.