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.