Allison Bannister is a cartoonist and comics scholar. She loves tea, cats, dinosaurs and fairytales. Her comics are largely aimed at young adults and tackle themes of home, loss, and growing up (with robots, magic and the occasional ghost). In her academic work she tends to look at comics and games, asking what these stories do and how they do it. You can find her work at basictelepathy.com or in Wayward Sisters, Maple Key Comics, Who is the Silhouette? and other collections.