Sellin' you wisdom from a plexiglass prism. I'm Hazel Newlevant, a Portland-raised, Queens-residing cartoonist and illustrator.

I've self-published a lot of cool mini-comics, and even a coloring book! You can buy them from my storenvy.

 

I’ve been working on New Yorker gags! I submitted for the first time on Tuesday and got a pretty positive response, so I’ll try to keep it up. Here’s a few of my favorite rejected cartoons.

My printer just sent me these photos of If This Be Sin! I’m amazed that it’s a real thing, and I can’t wait to hold it and touch it and rub my face all over it.

Debuting in September at SPX, pre-order here.

birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Hazel Newlevant’s “Curio Vol. 1”

“Curio vol. 1″ is a collection of short comics themed around some of Hazel Newlevant’s favorite topics: pharmaceutical, sexual, and formal experimentation. Many have weird constraints like anagrams, word ladders, or repurposing other comics; inspired by the French experimental comics group OuBaPo.

5.5 x 8.5″, 24 pages. $4. 
Saddle-stitched binding. Recycled cover stock with b&w interior.

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/curio-vol-1/#sthash.G8rP667K.dpuf

I just reprinted “Curio,” the collection of comics I did in my first year at SVA. Now it’s bound with staples instead of hand-sewn, so it’s cheaper!

newlevant:

How many references to Beck lyrics and music videos can you spot? I might make this into a poster too. 

(Truckdrivin’ Neighbors Downstairs not shown.)

Happy 44th birthday to Beck!

purgacomic:

¡¡Ole, ole, ole!!

¡¡ Ya tenemos nº1 !!

¡ Estamos pletóricos con el resultado, 40 páginas llenas de talento comiquero ombliguista confesional !

Si quieres hacerte con él, sólo click   AQUÍ !

Purgacomic is a bilingual zine themed around “confessional comics.” I love what they’re doing, and they kindly reprinted my strip “Things To Do While Crying” in the first issue!

humans-of-pdx:

He was about to tell me something amazing, I’m sure. But then he got a little distracted…

I didn’t know about this until this morning, and I love it.

Newlevant Tells the True Story of Gladys Bentley in "If This Be Sin" - Comic Book Resources

ormessociety:

Comic Book Resources:

I recently did an interview with Comic Book Resources about If This Be Sin, my evolution as a cartoonist, and post-grad life. It’s hard to articulate one’s art, but I’m pleased with this, hope you check it out!

I recently did an interview with Comic Book Resources about If This Be Sin, my evolution as a cartoonist, and post-grad life. It’s hard to articulate one’s art, but I’m pleased with this, hope you check it out!

bravobojo asked
how do I download If This Be Sin?

invinciblespell:

newlevant:

The 16-page comic about Gladys Bentley is available here: https://gumroad.com/products/gHiL/edit

This link is broken. :0

crap, sorry! link is https://gumroad.com/l/gHiL

If This Be Sin is currently being printed, and will debut at the Small Press Expo in September! This is a collection of three comics about queer women and music—”If This Be Sin,” “No It U Lover,” and “Dance the Blues.” It received the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.

8.25” x 11”, 44 pages, perfect-bound, full color throughout.

$10. Pre-order now. I’ll do a sketch in the first 10 copies.