Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, SVA-attending cartoonist and illustrator. Her comics are an undisguised mash-up of her favorite topics, especially interpersonal relationships, music and dance, bleak humor, and cute girls. She's into experimental comics and unusual formats, and makes mini-comics that unfold, turn upside down, have cutout bits, or are otherwise odd.
Her works include the mini-comics Chili Dog Dad and Ci Vediamo, and the faux-children's book People of Coloring Book, with more to come very soon! They're available from newlevant.com and small press-friendly comic book stores, or directly from her, at comics conventions! Hazel will be selling comics and drawing cheap Instant Portraits the Brooklyn Zine Fest on April 15th and the Stumptown Comics Fest on April 28th & 29th, so come say "hi."
New drawings and comics are posted several times a week on newlevant.tumblr.com, which is a good place to keep up with her moves.
Hazel is also an editor for INK, SVA's free digital comics magazine. The Spring 2012 issue has a tasty variety of short comics by SVA students and alumni, interviews with SVA grads Christopher Hastings (The Adventures of Dr. McNinja) and Drew Friedman (Old Jewish Comedians), and it just came out as a PDF, iPhone and iPad app. It's free! You can download it!