Hugh Goldring is a writer from Ottawa, Ontario, Algonquin territory. As one half of Petroglyph Studios, he works full time writing comics with social justice themes in partnership with scholars, unions, activists and NGOs. He is part of the Ad Astra Comix publishing collective which published his first graphic novel, The Beast: Making a Living on a Dying Planet. He was active in the Occupy movement and has been involved in several Food Not Bombs chapters. He has spent the last 5 years traveling across the United States, visiting with anti-fascists, migrant rights activists and anti-capitalists, trying vainly to make sense of it all.