CHARLES DEMERS is a comedian, writer, and playwright, and the author of such books as The Horrors, Vancouver Special, and (with George Bowering) The Dad Dialogues. He’s a regular on CBC’s The Debaters and is the voice of Walter the Slug on the Emmy-winning Netflix cartoon Beat Bugs. He is also the editor of Robin’s Egg Books, a humour imprint of Arsenal Pulp Press. His latest book is Property Values, a crime novel set in Vancouver. A long-time political activist, he lives in East Vancouver with his wife and daughter.