Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Queens-residing cartoonist. Their comics include If This Be Sin, Tender-Hearted, Sugar Town, and No Ivy League. They edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini and Comics For Choice. They co-edited the anthology Puerto Rico Strong, published by Lion Forge Comics, which received an Eisner Award. Their comics have been honored with the Ignatz Award, Xeric Grant and the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. They have worked as an Associate Editor at Lion Forge Comics, and are currently the social media manager of A Wave Blue World. They like to dance around, alone or with others.
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"Hazel Newlevant examines privilege and coming of age in No Ivy League," interview by Avery Kaplan, The Beat
“A Compendium of Resistance: Comics for Choice Fights for Reproductive Justice,” review by Catherine, Women Write About Comics
"Sugar Town," review by Tegan O'Neil, The Comics Journal
“#MeToo, Box Brown, Comics for Choice, Babylon Berlin, Mean Girls, Manga Master Ito, Art/Life Advice | Graphic Novels Reviews,” review, Library Journal
"Comics for Choice Takes on Abortion Stigma," article by Pia Peterson, Bitch Media
"Sugar Town: Hazel Newlevant Explores the Complexities of Relationships," review by Robin Enrico, Broken Frontier
"Sugar Town Review: Young Love and Mix Tapes," review by Molly Barnewitz, ComicsVerse
"Sugar Town," review, Publishers Weekly
"Chainmail Bikini," review, Publishers Weekly
2019 "Best Anthology"
Eisner Award for Puerto Rico Strong
2018 "Outstanding Anthology"
Ignatz Award for Comics for Choice
Comics Studies Society Conference, August 2018
Boise Comic Arts Festival, August 2018
2017 "Outstanding Mini-Comic"
Ignatz Award for Tender-Hearted
Thesis Defense Advisor
California College of Art, July 2017
2016 "Favorite Anthology"
Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Award for Chainmail Bikini
2016 "Best Work - Small Press" Nomination
DINKy Award nomination for No Ivy League #1
2013 Queer Press Grant
Prism Comics Queer Press Grant for If This Be Sin
2012 Xeric Grant
Xeric Foundation self-publishing grant for Ci Vediamo