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.

Meredith Li-Vollmer writes and creates comics in her role as a communications specialist for Public Health – Seattle & King County. She has organized comics activism projects related to healthcare access, including Sketches from Outside the Margins: Stories from the Seattle/King County Clinic. Meredith is on the Advisory Board for Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.