LAUREN R. WEINSTEIN

 

"Girl Stories ,"cover, 2005
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 17"

"Movie ,"page 1, 2005
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 17"

"Movie ,"page21, 2005
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 17"

"Movie ,"page 3, 2005
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 17"

"Movie ,"page 4, 2005
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 17"

 

"The Godess of War,"cover, 2005
Ink on paper
11" x 18"

"The Godess of War,"page1, 2005
Ink on paper
11" x 18"

"The Godess of War,"page 2, 2005
Ink on paper
11" x 18"

"The Godess of War,"page 4, 2005
Ink on paper
11" x 18"

"The Godess of War,"page 5, 2005
Ink on paper
11" x 18"

"God is Angry,, 2005
Etching
15 1/2" x 11 1/4"

"Head Cave ,"2005
Etching
15 1/2" x 11 1/4"

"Planet,"2005
Etching
15 1/2" x 11 1/4"

"Worm,"2005
Etching
15 1/2" x 11 1/4"

 

Lauren R. Weinstein attended Washington University in St. Louis (BFA), where she received the Conway-Proetz Full Tuition Merit Scholarship. She teaches drawing and cartooning at the 92nd Street Y, the Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Arts, and the Y's Makor/Steinhardt Center. She has also designed, along with cartoonist Tom Hart, the curriculum for StoryArk.com, a Web site and aide for teaching comics.

In 2003, she received a Xeric Grant to publish her first comics collection, Inside Vineyland, which featured many cartoons originally published in Seattle's weekly newspaper The Stranger. In 2004, she received an Ignatz award for "Promising New Talent", and began work on a graphic novel with etchings called The Goddess of War. The story involves the title character quitting her job because wars are so confusing these days.

Her comics and illustrations have appeared in Glamour, McSweeney's, The New York Times, LA Weekly, The Chicago Reader, and Seattle's The Stranger. She has also contributed to such anthologies as Kramer's Ergot, Hotwire, Legal Action Comics, Scheherazade, and The Ganzfeld. This fall, her work will appear in Yale University Press's Anthology of Graphic Fiction, edited by Ivan Brunetti.

Lauren has started work on a sequel to Girl Stories, tentatively titled Calamity. Her interests in music have led her to become the front woman in the band Flaming Fire.

 

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