Mason Rodrickc is a one-two combo—his designs have been knocking SLUG readers out since the summer of 2012. Rodrickc’s design work is clean and superb—see it for yourself in our interviews with Jon Mikl Thor (print pg. 8) and Squarewave Sound owner Philip Zinn (print pg. 22). Taking inspiration from cartoonists Chris Ware and Winsor McCay, Rodrickc’s illustrative flair—seen in 2014’s Beer Issue and his SLUG “Holiday Comix” in Aug. ’14—has given emotive depth to his design eye candy (check them out on Insta’: @bearcat42). You might spot Rodrickc working on SLUG and other commissioned projects while sipping coffee at Nostalgia or Publik Coffee Roasters, headphones on and ears tuned to anything from indie-infused hip-hop to dark and ambient electronic to Radiotopia podcasts. We’re happy to call Rodrickc one of ours!