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Artist of the Day

Artist of the Day: Laura Park

Laura Park

Laura Park is a cartoonist in Chicago who illustrates work with ink and color washes, and keeps detailed and personal sketchbooks. Her website is

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Laura shares many pages of her sketchbook drawings and personal diary-style comics on her Flickr account. The work is as humorously self-deprecating as it is accomplished. Other pages that aren’t focused on the artist herself are just as keenly observed and rendered.

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Laura also consorts with the Trubble Club, a group of Chicago-area cartoonists who get together regularly to produce absurd, funny and filthy jam comics. The Trubble Club recently created The Infinite Corpse (an online take on the Surrealist exquisite corpse game) in which cartoonists contribute three panels at a time to further the adventures of character called Corpsey. Laura’s contribution to that is here, among many others by notable cartoonists and animators alike.

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  • Ness

    Cute work!

  • Tim

    Ooh, that tiger picture is the commission she did for me. I love Laura’s art!

  • Dana B

    Wow, great work! I wish my sketchbook were this beautiful; all mine is filled with crappy random character drawings.

    • Ant G

      pfft, believe in yourself. I’m sure they’re great on their own, no need to compare :)

  • Erik Butter

    Pretty cool stuff! I like subtle roughness of the drawings.

  • Jen Hurler

    Gosh do I love journal comics. Glad to be discovering this artist! I adore her line work.

  • george

    really great!!!!

  • NG

    A lovely human being as well.