Sam Alden was born in 1988 and works as a cartoonist and illustrator in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. He's the author of the comics Eighth Grade and Haunter. More of his work can be found at gingerlandcomics.tumblr.com.
We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity.