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.

To all the cartoonists currently in school—knock ‘em dead! I hope you find something of use here.

Major congratulations to all the recent grads! If you survived this far, I’d love to see a comic with your own advice.

Wendy and Lisa are two of my heroes. I’ll be selling “No It U Lover” as a mini-comic at TCAF, and I’ll be debuting the full collection of comics about queer women and music, If This Be Sin, at SPX.

Now, turn on some Prince and the Revolution!

Preview panel from No It U Lover. It’s finished, hooray! Now I just have to do all the intermediary steps to actually publish it. I’ll be reading No It U Lover at the Easter Sunday KGB Comix Night this Sunday, and all are welcome.
Never done a reading before… scary! But I can’t wait to show this comic to the world.

Preview panel from No It U Lover. It’s finished, hooray! Now I just have to do all the intermediary steps to actually publish it. I’ll be reading No It U Lover at the Easter Sunday KGB Comix Night this Sunday, and all are welcome.

Never done a reading before… scary! But I can’t wait to show this comic to the world.

Here’s a preview of the portfolio comic I’ve been working on! Mazzucchelli said this was a good start.

Here’s a preview of the portfolio comic I’ve been working on! Mazzucchelli said this was a good start.

The beginning of a comic I did for the Subcultures anthology, from Ninth Art Press. Look for it ‘round about SPX, I think?

I definitely wanna explore my unschooler nerd childhood more in future comics.

birdcagebottombooks:

New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Hazel Newlevant’s “Concert Review Comix”

Hazel Newlevant takes her sketchbook to shows around town and tries to capture the experience. This mini-comic collects the best Concert Review Comix so far, lovingly printed with rounded corners to look like a little black Moleskine.

Contains reviews of Hockey, Slutty Hearts, Awkwafina, Antwon, Le1f, Jeffrey Lewis, Quasi and more!

5.25″ x 8.25″, 24 pages. $6
Silkscreened cover with color interior 

I plan to continue this series on newlevant.com soon! Until then, I’m really pleased with how this mini came together as a physical object.