Dougie Poole is a musician and songwriter living in Brooklyn, New York. Come of age in Providence, his background was in heavier music before maturing into a country author. He tries to write earnestly about his experience (life in the big city, heartbreak in the digital age) and approaches country as an experimental music form, rather than one that seeks to preserve tradition, as it often does. When he isn't playing music Doug works as a professional art handler and a truck driver delivering vegan spreads.
Emma Witmer is the sole writer, producer and engineer behind gobbinjr (lower-case, please). Moving from Madison, Wisconsin to attend NYU before dropping out after three semesters to pursue music and dog befriending, gobbinjr released her debut album manalang (again, lower-case, pretty please) on Infinite Best and later rereleased on Yellow K Records. Emma has found herself a staple of the New York music scene, being a regular at Shea Stadium and performing multiple times a month with live bandmate Hayley Livingston.
Her music is poppy in the face of mid-western melancholy and aging out of adolescence. Emma wants you to get to the gig.
Sophia Foster-Dimino is a cartoonist and illustrator living in San Francisco. Author of the zine series “Sex Fantasy”, Sophia is originally from Sarasota, Florida and studied at RISD before moving to the Bay Area. Sophia has done illustrations for Google, the New York Times, Hazlittand the New Yorker.In 2015 she won 3 Ignatz Awards for Promising New Talent, Outstanding Minicomic and Outstanding Series.
Her art is deft yet playful, bouncing back from the fantastic to the painfully related. Sophia likes to draw plants, food, fashion and furniture.
Hazel Newlevent is a Portland-raised, Queens-based cartoonist. She is also the author of If This Be Sin and editor of Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers. Her comics have been awarded the Xeric Grant, and the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. She combines West Coast sincerity with East Coast hustle.