LAURA LEE GULLEDGE Free Comic Book Day Funthis weekend in Park Slope
This Saturday I’ll be at BROOKLYN COMICS & MORE signing books and bringing sidewalk chalk for us to play outside! We’ll  be doing Paige-inspired chalk drawings on the streets of Park Slope (my  old neighborhood!) if the weather cooperates.Saturday May 7th4:00-5:30pmBrooklyn Comics & More493 7th Ave in Park Slope(Closest subway is the 15th St/Prospect Park FG stop)

LAURA LEE GULLEDGE
Free Comic Book Day Fun
this weekend in Park Slope
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This Saturday I’ll be at BROOKLYN COMICS & MORE signing books and bringing sidewalk chalk for us to play outside! We’ll be doing Paige-inspired chalk drawings on the streets of Park Slope (my old neighborhood!) if the weather cooperates.

Saturday May 7th
4:00-5:30pm
Brooklyn Comics & More
493 7th Ave in Park Slope
(Closest subway is the 15th St/Prospect Park FG stop)


ABRAMS BOOKS NEW BLOG: Featuring Laura Lee Gulledge's PAGE BY PAIGE
by Andrew Gardner
Welcome to the new ABRAMS Blog! We’re thrilled to embark on this  terrifically exciting endeavor. We hope that this can serve as a forum  for the diverse range of ideas and expertise that make ABRAMS such a unique place to work. You’ll see a week and a half of posts  before this, so we encourage you to read through all of last week’s  content as well.
This new  journey for the ABRAMS family has been somewhat of a  personal one for  me, as well. It’s been more than a year now since I  moved to New York  City and started working here. In the course of my  year and five months  here, I’ve gone from the New York outsider to one  of the millions of  people who hold a special place in their heart for  this city: new  friends from all over the country (and the world) have  become lifelong  ones; walking for miles across bridges and through  boroughs feels like a  cakewalk; and working in a dream job no longer  seems impossible or  undeserved. These have all been part of my NYC  awakening, so to speak  (not to mention the never-ending electricity of  the city that never  sleeps).
And as we launch on our blog on this day, my personal journey of falling in love with New   York reminds me of Page by Paige,   a new graphic novel from our young adult imprint, Amulet Books. It   tells the story of a teenage girl who’s just moved to New York City with   her family and struggles to find her place in the big, bad city. She   misses her friends and life back in Virginia immensely. Her only outlet   becomes her sketchbook, where she draws her thoughts and expresses what   she cannot express in words. But, as the story progresses, Page Turner   (her parents are writers, obviously!) discovers a love for the city,  an  exciting new pool of friends and a boy that makes her feel on top of  the  world. Through her sketchbook, Page learns to be at peace in her   physical space and call New York City home.
More on Abrams Blog

ABRAMS BOOKS NEW BLOG:
Featuring Laura Lee Gulledge's
PAGE BY PAIGE
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by Andrew Gardner

Welcome to the new ABRAMS Blog! We’re thrilled to embark on this terrifically exciting endeavor. We hope that this can serve as a forum for the diverse range of ideas and expertise that make ABRAMS such a unique place to work. You’ll see a week and a half of posts before this, so we encourage you to read through all of last week’s content as well.

This new journey for the ABRAMS family has been somewhat of a personal one for me, as well. It’s been more than a year now since I moved to New York City and started working here. In the course of my year and five months here, I’ve gone from the New York outsider to one of the millions of people who hold a special place in their heart for this city: new friends from all over the country (and the world) have become lifelong ones; walking for miles across bridges and through boroughs feels like a cakewalk; and working in a dream job no longer seems impossible or undeserved. These have all been part of my NYC awakening, so to speak (not to mention the never-ending electricity of the city that never sleeps).

And as we launch on our blog on this day, my personal journey of falling in love with New York reminds me of Page by Paige, a new graphic novel from our young adult imprint, Amulet Books. It tells the story of a teenage girl who’s just moved to New York City with her family and struggles to find her place in the big, bad city. She misses her friends and life back in Virginia immensely. Her only outlet becomes her sketchbook, where she draws her thoughts and expresses what she cannot express in words. But, as the story progresses, Page Turner (her parents are writers, obviously!) discovers a love for the city, an exciting new pool of friends and a boy that makes her feel on top of the world. Through her sketchbook, Page learns to be at peace in her physical space and call New York City home.

More on Abrams Blog


*PAGE BY PAIGE - BOOK LAUNCH PARTY*
Abrams Books - by Laura Lee GulledgeIt’s  time to say THANK YOU for all you folks who have supported/ encouraged/  inspired me while making this book come to life! (If you can’t make it,  don’t fret! I’ll be doing a bunch of workshops at different NYC  bookstores over the next month.)Sunday, May 1st Powerhouse Books37 Main Street (DUMBO) Brooklyn, NYFacebook Event4:00-5:00There will be a short reading and then a live musical performance by glockenspiel-yielding-quirky-rapper Alyson Greenfield!  She’s writing an original song just for the occasion.  Don’t be late or  you won’t receive a raffle ticket for some goodies…including an  original DRAWING from the book!5:00-6:00We’ll finish the  formal stuff and hang out….You can have a Paige-inspired block print  stamped on you by a cigarette girl, nibble on light refreshments, snag  freebies, and have your fill-in-the-voice-bubble cartoon portrait taken!  And of course I’ll be signing copies of the book.After 6:00ishWe’ll either head across the street into Brooklyn Bridge Park for the best waterside view of Manhattan OR we’ll head over to Rebar for drinks. (Depending on the weather and what folks are in the mood for.)

*PAGE BY PAIGE - BOOK LAUNCH PARTY*

Abrams Books - by Laura Lee Gulledge

It’s time to say THANK YOU for all you folks who have supported/ encouraged/ inspired me while making this book come to life! (If you can’t make it, don’t fret! I’ll be doing a bunch of workshops at different NYC bookstores over the next month.)

Sunday, May 1st
Powerhouse Books
37 Main Street (DUMBO) Brooklyn, NY
Facebook Event

4:00-5:00http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AKEJWmianJg/TbAwgyxCyHI/AAAAAAAACp8/C7vxW6ogAZo/s400/Picture%2B1.png
There will be a short reading and then a live musical performance by glockenspiel-yielding-quirky-rapper Alyson Greenfield! She’s writing an original song just for the occasion. Don’t be late or you won’t receive a raffle ticket for some goodies…including an original DRAWING from the book!

5:00-6:00
We’ll finish the formal stuff and hang out….You can have a Paige-inspired block print stamped on you by a cigarette girl, nibble on light refreshments, snag freebies, and have your fill-in-the-voice-bubble cartoon portrait taken! And of course I’ll be signing copies of the book.

After 6:00ish
We’ll either head across the street into Brooklyn Bridge Park for the best waterside view of Manhattan OR we’ll head over to Rebar for drinks. (Depending on the weather and what folks are in the mood for.)


*PAGE BY PAIGE - BOOK LAUNCH PARTY*
Abrams Books - by Laura Lee GulledgeIt’s  time to say THANK YOU for all you folks who have supported/ encouraged/  inspired me while making this book come to life! (If you can’t make it,  don’t fret! I’ll be doing a bunch of workshops at different NYC  bookstores over the next month.)Sunday, May 1st Powerhouse Books37 Main Street (DUMBO) Brooklyn, NYFacebook Event4:00-5:00There will be a short reading and then a live musical performance by glockenspiel-yielding-quirky-rapper Alyson Greenfield!  She’s writing an original song just for the occasion.  Don’t be late or  you won’t receive a raffle ticket for some goodies…including an  original DRAWING from the book!5:00-6:00We’ll finish the  formal stuff and hang out….You can have a Paige-inspired block print  stamped on you by a cigarette girl, nibble on light refreshments, snag  freebies, and have your fill-in-the-voice-bubble cartoon portrait taken!  And of course I’ll be signing copies of the book.After 6:00ishWe’ll either head across the street into Brooklyn Bridge Park for the best waterside view of Manhattan OR we’ll head over to Rebar for drinks. (Depending on the weather and what folks are in the mood for.)

*PAGE BY PAIGE - BOOK LAUNCH PARTY*

Abrams Books - by Laura Lee Gulledge

It’s time to say THANK YOU for all you folks who have supported/ encouraged/ inspired me while making this book come to life! (If you can’t make it, don’t fret! I’ll be doing a bunch of workshops at different NYC bookstores over the next month.)

Sunday, May 1st
Powerhouse Books
37 Main Street (DUMBO) Brooklyn, NY
Facebook Event

4:00-5:00http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AKEJWmianJg/TbAwgyxCyHI/AAAAAAAACp8/C7vxW6ogAZo/s400/Picture%2B1.png
There will be a short reading and then a live musical performance by glockenspiel-yielding-quirky-rapper Alyson Greenfield! She’s writing an original song just for the occasion. Don’t be late or you won’t receive a raffle ticket for some goodies…including an original DRAWING from the book!

5:00-6:00
We’ll finish the formal stuff and hang out….You can have a Paige-inspired block print stamped on you by a cigarette girl, nibble on light refreshments, snag freebies, and have your fill-in-the-voice-bubble cartoon portrait taken! And of course I’ll be signing copies of the book.

After 6:00ish
We’ll either head across the street into Brooklyn Bridge Park for the best waterside view of Manhattan OR we’ll head over to Rebar for drinks. (Depending on the weather and what folks are in the mood for.)



HAPPY EASTER from Paige Turner & the Agents of Whimsy!!
In my graphic novel “Page by Paige" the characters (Together known as the Agents of Whimsy) fill plastic Easter eggs with surprises and leave them around for people to discover. 
I thought it would be fun to try this here in New York! So I stuffed over 400 eggs. Half to hide, half to give away at my upcoming book events.
This weekend I hid about 200 eggs just in time for Easter, with my lovely assistants Diana, Daniel, and Anton. (Real life Agents of Whimsy!) The eggs ended up in Bushwick, Williamsburg, Park Slope, SOHO, Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and a mixture of subway stations such as Rockefeller Center & Bedford/Nostrand. All over the place!
Laura Lee Gulledge

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HAPPY EASTER from Paige Turner & the Agents of Whimsy!!

In my graphic novel “Page by Paige" the characters (Together known as the Agents of Whimsy) fill plastic Easter eggs with surprises and leave them around for people to discover. 

I thought it would be fun to try this here in New York! So I stuffed over 400 eggs. Half to hide, half to give away at my upcoming book events.

This weekend I hid about 200 eggs just in time for Easter, with my lovely assistants Diana, Daniel, and Anton. (Real life Agents of Whimsy!) The eggs ended up in Bushwick, Williamsburg, Park Slope, SOHO, Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and a mixture of subway stations such as Rockefeller Center & Bedford/Nostrand. All over the place!

Laura Lee Gulledge

unwinnable:

whoislauralee:

Here’s my first piece of FAN ART…about Doctor Who! In anticipation of the new season of Doctor Who, I wondered…what would the recent companions do if they all got together? Girl’s night out!
Doing caricatures is NOT my strength, so this was definitely a fun challenge for me. I hope you enjoy it!


Check out Laura Lee Gulledge’s first graphic novel, PAGE BY PAIGE which will be released on May 1st (if you missed the first sneak preview signing release this past weekend at MoCCA).

unwinnable:

whoislauralee:

Here’s my first piece of FAN ART…about Doctor Who!

In anticipation of the new season of Doctor Who, I wondered…what would the recent companions do if they all got together? Girl’s night out!

Doing caricatures is NOT my strength, so this was definitely a fun challenge for me. I hope you enjoy it!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ihm-APmJf4M/TaR5XtHjxRI/AAAAAAAACoU/aO3RvrOWK8E/s320/companions.jpg

Check out Laura Lee Gulledge’s first graphic novel, PAGE BY PAIGE which will be released on May 1st (if you missed the first sneak preview signing release this past weekend at MoCCA).

whoislauralee:

Tomorrow I’ll be promoting “Page by Paige” at Kids Comic Con!Saturday April 15th. (Costs $5, but under 18 free)I’ll be at the Abrams table 12-5:00.(And doing a short workshop sometime in there…)At Bronx Community College: Colston Hall, 181st Street & University (4 Train to 181st Street)

And if you can’t make it be sure to pre-order Page by Paige from Abrams!

whoislauralee:

Tomorrow I’ll be promoting “Page by Paige” at Kids Comic Con!

Saturday April 15th. (Costs $5, but under 18 free)
I’ll be at the Abrams table 12-5:00.(And doing a short workshop sometime in there…)
At Bronx Community College: Colston Hall, 181st Street & University (4 Train to 181st Street)

And if you can’t make it be sure to pre-order Page by Paige from Abrams!

whoislauralee:

“Page by Paige” debuts at MOCCA Fest here in New York!

Pre-order the YA graphic novel from Abrams

whoislauralee:

My first wheat paste!

It’s been a while since I did any street art under my old alias Karat, but I’m about to hang a bunch of brass etchings and more wheat pastes. (The glue I made for this first one didn’t take to the wall, so I’ll be redoing it as well)

It reads: “I do see you love adore cherish I’m sorry the fears sometimes interfere Remember our hears unwavering I trust you to see me too.”

whoislauralee:

I’ll be signing copies of “Page by Paige” at the Abrams table at MOCCA tomorrow! (Tables B1 & C1) Holy crap!

whoislauralee:

I’ll be signing copies of “Page by Paige” at the Abrams table at MOCCA tomorrow! (Tables B1 & C1) Holy crap!



Page by Paigeby Laura Lee Gulledge
Five and a half years ago while living in an old motel room in Virginia,  I decided that my art needed to be published somehow as a book. But I  thought it would resemble something like Sabrina Ward Harrison or Maira Kalman's illustrative books…the term graphic novel was not even in my vocabulary. Flash forward to now, where I am living in Brooklyn and receiving two boxes in the mail from the printer with copies of Page by Paige. MY BOOK.

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Page by Paige
by Laura Lee Gulledge

Five and a half years ago while living in an old motel room in Virginia, I decided that my art needed to be published somehow as a book. But I thought it would resemble something like Sabrina Ward Harrison or Maira Kalman's illustrative books…the term graphic novel was not even in my vocabulary.

Flash forward to now, where I am living in Brooklyn and receiving two boxes in the mail from the printer with copies of Page by Paige. MY BOOK.

whoislauralee:

Enjoy the super moon tomorrow, people! I just painted this smiling moon with a super fun background.

whoislauralee:

Enjoy the super moon tomorrow, people! I just painted this smiling moon with a super fun background.