Lydia Conklin is a cartoonist and writer who lives in New York City with a parade of mean and scruffy dog-orphans. She is the author of the first KtB pamphlet, The Living Cain. Her work is forthcoming or has already appeared in New Letters, Narrative Magazine, The Minnesota Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, Hobart and other places. She is a 2009 recipient of the Astraea Foundation Grant. Her website is Lydiaconklin.com.