About

Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Queens-residing cartoonist. Their comics include Tender-Hearted, Sugar Town, No Ivy League, and If This Be Sin. They are the editor and publisher the anthologies Chainmail Bikini and Comics For Choice. Their work has 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. They like to dance around, alone or with others.

Hazel may be available for freelance work or speaking engagements! Contact them at hazel@newlevant.com

Photo by EMi Spicer.

Selected Press

“A Compendium of Resistance: Comics for Choice Fights for Reproductive Justice,” review, 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," by Molly Barnewitz, ComicsVerse

"Sugar Town," review, Publishers Weekly

"Chainmail Bikini," review, Publishers Weekly

Honors

2018 "Outstanding Anthology"
Ignatz Award for Comics for Choice

Plenary Speaker
Comics Studies Society Conference, August 2018

Special Guest
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

Photo from Boise Comic Arts Festival 2018.