Laurel Leake

Laurel Lynn Leake works in all sorts of mediums to explore how we construct and communicate our identities in an intersectional world.  She uses science fiction and magical realism as a stage to examine the role queerness and deviant compassion plays in human culture.  Leake holds a deep respect for the physicality of comics and zines, and how the act of reading builds a unique connection between the work and its reader.  She received her M.F.A. from the Center For Cartoon Studies in 2013, and works as a freelance editor, illustrator, and teacher of cartooning to all ages.