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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, 2025). He is the founding editor of the literary journal CHEAP POP. His illustrations and writing have appeared in print and online at NPR, Shenandoah, The Rumpus, 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 robertjamesrussell.com, or on Twitter/Instagram at @robhollywood.