Adam Bessie is a community college English professor in the San Francisco Bay Area, and father of a son about to enter his local public school. He writes non-fiction comics which have appeared national publications, including The Atlantic, The Boston Globe and Truthout. For more: adambessie.com

Author/illustrator Erik Thurman specializes in comics journalism about current political and social issues in Asia and elsewhere. His comics have made appearances in The Nib, The Guardian, the Korea Expose, and Mingjing News, among other international publications. For more: www.erikthurmancomics.com.

The name of Karran’s son has been changed to protect his privacy.