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.

 

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Some collab drawings between myself, Alabaster, KJ Martinet, Sam Alden, AT Pratt, and others (I lost track, sorry)

MoCCA funtimes! (I drew on these a little.)

This is how the deal gets done; progress shots from Jesse Reklaw’s comic Couch Tag, coming out from Fantagraphics this fall. My pencils are on the left, the page after he’s finished it is on the right. Also featuring the drawing and painting talents of Stefan Saito and Amy Kuttab!

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I really like our second single, a semi-legitimate power-pop jam! Celebrating life with handclaps.

Hazel Newlevant - Keyboard, Vocals, Handclaps

Jesse Reklaw - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Editing

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I made some music! Our band is Earl Pleasure, and our first single is “Deja Vu Level 2.” It’s a psychedelic cult funk jam.

Hazel Newlevant - Keyboard, Vocals

Jesse Reklaw - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Kazoo, Vocals, Editing

Earl Pleasure

Jam comic from the Portland Zine Symposium, where we drew the panels in reverse order. Me, Gariet Cowin, William Coker, Jeremy Tiedeman, Jesse Reklaw, Cameron Hawkey, Kinoko Evans, Orly Marella Cowin.

Jam comic from the Portland Zine Symposium, where we drew the panels in reverse order. Me, Gariet Cowin, William Coker, Jeremy Tiedeman, Jesse Reklaw, Cameron Hawkey, Kinoko Evans, Orly Marella Cowin.

Craig Thompson and Chester Brown duking it out on the battlefield of love! Park of a collaborative comic with my buddy Laura Lannes. Want to read the rest? It’s in Jesse Reklaw’s new anthology Fuck Up, debuting this weekend at the Portland Zine Symposium.

Craig Thompson and Chester Brown duking it out on the battlefield of love! Park of a collaborative comic with my buddy Laura Lannes. Want to read the rest? It’s in Jesse Reklaw’s new anthology Fuck Up, debuting this weekend at the Portland Zine Symposium.

If ordinary jam comics aren’t competitive enough, you can play a tic-tac-toe game with the panels! Drawing the panels out of order actually tends to make the comic more cohesive, since you’re building toward the same goal. Peter Schmidt and I did this one for Matt Madden’s Obstacle Course class; he was X and I was O. The game was a draw.

If ordinary jam comics aren’t competitive enough, you can play a tic-tac-toe game with the panels! Drawing the panels out of order actually tends to make the comic more cohesive, since you’re building toward the same goal. Peter Schmidt and I did this one for Matt Madden’s Obstacle Course class; he was X and I was O. The game was a draw.

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Jam comics done at the Gotham City Lounge (superhero themed dive bar - enough said) with Hazel Newlevant, Suzi Glass, and Hilary Allison.  The art and jokes got progressively weirder as the night went on…

These are the ones from Molly’s sketchbook! That gray marker makes it look so classy.