Chris Russell is a visual artist whose work has been published in Virginia Quarterly Review, Literary Hub, Poetry Ireland Review, and Higher Arc, among other places. He is the associate art editor for Stonecutter Journal and is currently working on a graphic translation of Witold Gombrowicz’s Cosmos, forthcoming from Siglio Press, and a collection of graphic narratives from interviews by journalist Patrick Hilsman with Syrians in exile. He lives in Queens, New York, and works in the field of deafblindness and special education.
Patrick Hilsman is a New York–based journalist and analyst with experience covering international weapons traffic, refugee rights, and the Syrian war. Hilsman has appeared on BBC World and MSNBC, and has written for a variety of publications including Middle East Eye, VICE, The Daily Beast, The Seattle Globalist, The Intercept, and The Christian Science Monitor. His reporting on drone proliferation in the Syrian conflict has been cited by experts at Bard University Drone Center.