In this week’s special edition of Illustrated PEN, Guest Editor Meg Lemke presents “Lines Drawn”—a series of illustrations, by parents and teachers, on caring for children in an era of continued school shootings. View the full series and Lemke’s introduction here, and learn more about the young activists against gun violence who will receive this year’s PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award here.

Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of the bestselling graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me. The companion book, Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life, a self-help guide to maintaining stability with a mood disorder, will be released in May 2018.