Iasmin Omar Ata is a Middle Eastern / Muslim / epileptic comics artist, game designer, and illustrator whose work revolves around the themes of coping with illness, understanding identity, dismantling oppressive structures, and Arab-Islamic futurism. Their recent graphic novel, Mis(h)adra, is a searingly honest and vivid account of epileptic lived experience that has resonated with readers and reviewers alike. Iasmin thrives on dedication, dreams, and hard work — and believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of art.
Erin Nations is the writer and illustrator of the comic book series Gumballs published by Top Shelf Productions. His work has appeared in Original Plumbing magazine, Full Bleed, and the We’re Still Here anthology. He is a frequent contributor to the quarterly comics newspaper Vision Quest. He lives in Portland, Oregon.