It was all fun and games, until the depths of the Internet spilled into real life. Professor Dale Beran explains how a new generation of trolls accidentally memed Donald Trump into the White House and created a powerful political force now known as the “alt-right”. Dale Beran is a writer and comic artist living in Baltimore, MD. He’s done work for McSweeney’s, Quartz, The Huffington Post, The Nib, Cartoon Network, Super Deluxe, and The Baltimore City Paper.

His work has been discussed in New York Magazine, The Guardian, Vice Motherboard, and Mother Jones, and been translated into Portuguese, Japanese, German, and Swedish for various foreign publications. Despite this, he still agonizes over spending like two dollars on a cup of coffee. He is currently working on a book about the internet and politics due out on St. Martin’s Press in 2018.