Cara Bean is a cartoonist, painter, and art teacher who was born and raised in the Weymouth, Massachusetts.  She now lives and makes art at Lincoln Studios in Waltham, Massachusetts.  During the school year, Cara attempts to tame rambunctious teenagers while still finding time to create comics.  You can get a peek at her sketchbook at

Robyn Chapman recently settled in Brooklyn, New York (and she is very happy to be back).  She is the publisher and editor of this fine anthology, and many others.  Learn more at

MariNaomi is the creator of Estrus Comics and Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Résumé, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial). She lives in San Francisco, California, and is much better at relationships now. Visit for a good time!

Caitlin Plovnick lives in Boston, MA where she’s learning to be a librarian. A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, she loves pretty much everything to do with comics and hopes to make more of them someday. Find more of her work and

Liz Prince began her comics career with a book about being in love called Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed? and is now working on a comic about being single called ALONE FOREVER.  Follow her further relationship exploits on

Jen Vaughn is a cartoonist, librarian, journalist and graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. All of those things make her hungry so if you see her, offer her part of that sandwich. You know, the one in your pocket. When not drawing painful food love comics, Jen loves drawing angsty teens, horses, and hands.  Visit her at or follow her on Twitter (@TheJenya).