Stuck at Home (together)
Behind the Artwork
It’s part of our job as artists to model resiliency, vulnerability, problem-solving, and managing uncertainty with grace. My YA graphic novel about depression, The Dark Matter of Mona Starr, was scheduled to launch with an eight-week international book tour THE WEEK QUARANTINE BEGAN. So I had to immediately revamp my canceled tour as a series of virtual events to help connect Mona’s wisdom & comfort with readers who I know could really use her help right now. I’ve trained for this moment. I just never thought I would find myself modeling this live on the internet!
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About the Artist
LAURA LEE GULLEDGE is an Eisner Award-nominated author and illustrator of YA graphic novels Page by Paige, Will & Whit, and The Dark Matter of Mona Starr (2020, Abrams Books) as well as the interactive book of Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist.
Laura Lee is a passionate teaching artist with an MA in Art Education from James Madison University who is currently teaching through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commission of the Arts, and The Fralin Museum of Art.
She is also a comics journalist, interactive event producer, musical librettist, street artist, contemplative dancer, and advocate of Artner Love. Currently she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her cat Rory. She posts new art & adventures weekly online at whoislauralee.com.
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