CCS grad Laurel Lynn Leake's informal sketch/inspiration/activism tumblr. Check out my art tag (http://laurellynnleake.tumblr.com/tagged/art), and check out the BIO for more info about CounterintuitiveComics.tumblr.com!
Friendship Edition is making a book! I’m one of the artists that makes up this collective, and we’re doing a 3-colour risograph book. It’s mostly short comics (3-5 pages each) and some art and illustration. It’ll be available at TCAF!
My story is 5 pages long and tells a story about coping with death through graffiti.
Following up on this post about paying attention to who’s making the media I consume, here are 10 films directed by women of color. There are a lot more out there, and this is not a “top ten”, just ten recentish movies that look great and are going on my to-watch list and I wanted to promote. From the top left:
Girlfight (2000), written & directed by Karyn Kusama
Love and Basketball (2000), written & directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
Saving Face(2004), written & directed by Alice Wu
Mad Hot Ballroom(2005), directed by Marilyn Agrelo
This is the Life(2008), directed by Ava DuVernay
Pariah (2011), written & directed by Dee Rees
Wadjda (2012), written & directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
The World Before Her (2012), directed by Nisha Pahuja
CCS (cartoonstudies) said goodbye last night to Valerie Fleisher, the best damn Operations Manager a School for Wayward Cartoonists could ever ask for. I hope her new job is good enough to deserve her! I drew a portrait of her in all her Gryffindor Wizardsona splendor - she’s a proud member of community champion spelling team Ex-spell-iarmus. Vermont just won’t be the same without you, Val.