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.

Rachel Comics are the autobiographical comics of Rachel Scheer, a comic artist living in SeattleWashington. Rachel Comics have been published by the Seattle WeeklyNarrativelyLilith Magazine, and Fantagraphics. When she isn’t making comics, Rachel works as a fourth grade teacher.