Body, In Motion

Fifteen / 1996 / Secret Church Camp Bunk Party There was a misunderstanding—it was James who was invited, not Robert James, but he showed up anyway and people liked him enough not to make a fuss as he stood in the corner of the bunkhouse that smelled like cedarwood and cheap vodka. There were only eight of them, including…

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Robert James Russell

Robert James Russell is the author of the forthcoming graphic memoir HARD BODY: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF MY FORM ON DISPLAY (Simon & Schuster, 2024). He is the founding editor of the literary journal CHEAP POP. His illustrations and writing have appeared in print and online at NPR, The Rumpus, The Offing, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, New South, and Passages North, among others. A native of Michigan, Robert lives and works in Lincoln, Nebraska. You can find his work at, or on Instagram at @robhollywood.

Braden Maxwell

Braden Maxwell is an award-winning illustrator and internationally-known educator. He completed his BA in Idaho and his MFA in Illustration from SCAD. Braden specializes in editorial, publishing, and advertising. On top of freelance work, Braden has worked as an educator focusing primarily on drawing fundamentals, painting, and digital techniques. Braden has shown his work in multiple juried shows in galleries across the United States, gaining acclaim from Illustration publications such as 3x3 magazine. 

First Featured In: No. 20, winter 2023

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