Meet our Kickstarter Reward Bundle contributors! - Edition #22
Laura Lee Gulledge donated copies of her graphic novel, Page by Paige.
Laura Lee is a writer, artist, and educator. Her debut graphic novel “Page by Paige” was nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award, and she’s currently developing her second book “Will & Whit” (May 2013, Abrams Books) as a folk rock musical with her Artner Lauren Larken. Professionally she’s worked as a scenic painter, event producer, and art teacher. Other creative endeavors include installations, street art, body painting, interactive murals, and textile design.
Tell us about your work: “I find it funny that I ended up in comics, because I never read comic books growing up! I always considered it “boy stuff” since I’ve never related to stories of characters with grand superpowers. While comics overall is still predominantly a boys club, nowadays there are lots of female creators like myself coming in and creating books that break those old stereotypes I grew up with. Appealing to girls means creating interesting diverse characters that more people can relate to, taking advantage of the format itself by creating rich beautiful artwork and writing emotionally resonant narratives. In my books I like to celebrate imagination, friendship, vulnerability, and creativity while never speaking down to readers. Because we are smart and can see through to the truth of the matter. My characters don’t need flashy action sequences because the women who’ve inspired me my whole life with their bravery and humor don’t need to wear capes to show how strong or clever they are.”
Thanks, Laura Lee, for your support! Check out our Kickstarter and get your very own reward bundle of work made by awesome ladies!