Raised in a small farm town in northern Wisconsin, Dustin Drankiewicz began his hospitality career at age fourteen at the only sit-down restaurant in town, where he was fired for dying his hair green. He served stints bartending in Milwaukee and Las Vegas before settling down in Chicago to serve classically-inspired cocktails at all manner of seedy establishments.

Alexandra Ensign studied cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago before becoming a bartender, loyal civil servant, and cartoonist, with a passion for mixing cocktails and putting the inking in drinking. She spends her free time making comics, zines, and illustrations.