Laurel Lynn Leake

MoCCA Arts Fest 2014!  Joyana McDiarmid ( heartsandminis) and Josh Lees ( lickspittlecomics) welcomed me to the Maple Key Comics ( maplekeycomics) table and were the loveliest cuties a girl could hock wares beside. Check out that spread! I forgot to grab a picture of me behind the table so I’ve taken a page out of inkmaggot's book and offer you some photographic proof of my badge!

I had a blast this time around - not least because I got to meet up with all my comics pals and load up on their comics. We even had a little CCS Class of 2013 reunion under the benevolent gaze of our balloon overlord. As the weekend rolled on, Charlie Brown slowly drifted down to join in on the festivities, finally alighting one foot on a ladder.  So wistful, so wrinkly.  Here’s to comic friends, new and old! <3


Welcome, welcome to all my new MoCCA followers!  I had blast this weekend seeing all my comics pals and buying bagfuls of comics, and now I am all kindsa pooped. I got some sketches from the show to scan and share with you all, but in the meantime here&#8217;s a quick lil scribbly comic I drew with a handful of ~*~brand new pens~*~.  It was inspired by my friend bazzelwaki - hope it brings you sweet dreams, Bitmap. View Larger

Welcome, welcome to all my new MoCCA followers!  I had blast this weekend seeing all my comics pals and buying bagfuls of comics, and now I am all kindsa pooped. I got some sketches from the show to scan and share with you all, but in the meantime here’s a quick lil scribbly comic I drew with a handful of ~*~brand new pens~*~.  It was inspired by my friend bazzelwaki - hope it brings you sweet dreams, Bitmap.


It’s here, it’s, here, Maple Key Comics #1 has arrived!  I couldn’t be happier with my stack of contributor copies, and have been poring over the stories all week. It feels so good to hold it in my hands!  Everybody really pushed themselves and I feel like I can hear their stats leveling up (ding! kbling! ding!) as I read. Here are a few of my favorite pages so far (including some of MIIIIINE) - I could barely narrow it down to fit Tumblr, haha.  There’s so much more to read so why doncha join in?

Maple Key mastermind Joyana McDiarmid (heartsandminis) and Josh Lees (lickspittlecomics) will be representing maplekeycomics  at MoCCA this weekend, and I’ll be helping out too. Come say hi! 

And while you’re at it, why not check out the rest of my fellow contributors’ tumblrs: Sasha Steinberg sahsashas, April Malig aprilmalig, Luke Howard andsoluke, Neil Brideau ohboycomics, Sophie Goldstein redinkradio, Laurel Holden angstuniversity, Carl Antonowitz thulsadude, Rachel Dukes @mixtapecomics, Dan Rinylo drinylo, Mathew New mathewnew, Will Payne williamkpayne … Whew! I think that’s every one, except Iris Yan!