Authors

Editors

Nick Martens

Nick Martens received a traditional American education. His curriculum comprised old Simpsons reruns, violent videogames, and obscure websites of ill repute. He feels perfectly at home in the modern world. You can email him, if you like.

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen’s only marketable skill is an above-average knowledge of European geography. He has been useless since the introduction of the atlas in 1477. Reach him by email or follow his Twitter account.

Assistant Editors

Darryl Campbell

Darryl Campbell once got called an “elitist young author” by John Stossel, which he considers one of his top-ten lifetime accomplishments so far. Others include writing for The Christian Science Monitor and the Chronicle of Higher Education, paying off his car loan a year early, and getting a Twitter account. Send him an email.

Jonathan Gourlay

Jonathan Gourlay lives in Kentucky with a fine assortment of the very best yahoos. You can follow him on Twitter or send him an email.

Art Director

Hallie Bateman

Go a few generations back in Hallie Bateman’s family tree and there are just claw marks left by a family of bears. She sometimes drinks paint water by accident and once drew a series of portraits of her friends as potatoes, which can be seen on her blog. She also tweets.

Writers

Whitney Carpenter

Whitney Carpenter is a would-be writer who spends her time starting great cubicle conversations with questions like, “Which soda do you think is the classiest?” She blogs the mundane at Little Nearer.

Jeff Merrion

While he excels in most other areas, Jeff Merrion’s spatial logic falls within the lower third percentile of United States citizens. He is a Religious Studies major and, as such, has a long life of administrative assistantship awaiting him. To potential employers: Jeff makes a mean cup of coffee.

Alice Stanley

Alice Stanley is an MFA candidate in Dramatic Writing at Arizona State University. Follow her tweets or send her an email.

Founding Writers

Jordan Barber

Jordan Barber is proud that the internet allows him to criticize, admonish, and irritate people from his own living room. And though this immense power only comes to the few, he promises to wield his hammer of judgment with a standoffish, thoughtful outlook.

Caitlin Boersma

Caitlin Boersma is studying political science and English, but spends most of her time analyzing pop culture. Her premise for a new reality TV show, Killing Andy Milonakis, has yet to be picked up by VH1. She is notorious for spending a week’s wages on a ticket to see Morrissey live.

Locke McKenzie

Locke McKenzie is an English graduate from the University of Puget Sound. Currently, he is on a Fulbright scholarship in Hamburg, Germany, where he works as an English teaching assistant at a local school. In his free time, Locke continues to push forward with his pursuit of a penniless writing career.

Illustrators

Hallie Bateman

Go a few generations back in Hallie Bateman’s family tree and there are just claw marks left by a family of bears. She sometimes drinks paint water by accident and once drew a series of portraits of her friends as potatoes, which can be seen on her blog. She also tweets.

Rebecca Elves

Rebecca Elves is an illustrator / animator / chronic doodler, currently studying in London. When she isn’t cutting and sticking or colouring in, you’ll probably find her watching Adam Curtis documentaries over and over again.

Brad Jonas

When Brad Jonas is growing grim about the mouth, he writes, draws, and performs improv and stand-up comedy. In order to drive off the spleen and regulate the circulation, he updates his web site. When he wants to methodically knock people’s hats off, he does so.

Yael Levy

Yael Levy enjoys staring with glazed eyes out of bus windows while thinking of banjos. She occasionally makes like a dry desert plant and tumbles.