Jason Walz is a cartoonist and educator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in the south, moving between Kentucky and Tennessee before settling in the north. His debut comic novel Homesick, which was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2014, is his most well-known work. He then went on to create Crap Shot, an online comic series in which he collaborated with some of today's most well-known comic authors. A Tale for Desmond is a bedtime story about loss and the blessings that people who have passed on have left behind. Jason's Last Pick trilogy is inspired by his wish for his children to grow up reading about a varied world full of young people who go above and beyond what others may expect of them.