Tom Van Deusen is a cartoonist from Seattle, Washington. He has numerous self-published titles including, "Scorched Earth" and "Eat, Eat, Eat". His comics have appeared in The Seattle Weekly and online with Study Group Comics and Boing Boing. He is a founding member of Intruder, Seattle's free, long-running comics newspaper. He has performed his hilarious comic stories at Short Run, Pecha Kucha, Gridlords and Sugar City. Tom also runs the micro-publisher Poochie Press Publications, which has published Dennis P. Eichhorn's "Real Good Stuff" and Kelly Froh's "The Weeknight Casserole Collection".
Sage Hill Press launches the second volume of Railtown Almanac, which ventures into the realm of prose, collecting short stories and essays from accomplished authors and emerging writers of all ages. Featured readers include Laurie Klein, Chris Cook, Travis Laurence Naught, Jaime Baird, Maya Jewell Zeller, Jennifer Catlin, Mary Kunkel, Aileen Keown Vaux, Anne Kilfoyle, Molly Smith and Melissa Dziedzic. The book will be available for purchase before and after the reading at the vendor table. Railtown Almanac celebrates the talent and vitality of Spokane’s literary and artistic community.