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 working very, very slowly on her graphic novel, trolling her cats, and making comics, zines, and illustrations. You can check out some of her work at www.alexandraensign.com.