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Haley Newsome a.k.a LavenderTowne is a comic book artist, a Ravenclaw, and a little sleepy.

I write and draw two comics, Unfamiliar (a story about some wee witches) and Disasterpiece (a comedy comic about my life at art school.) I also make some Youtube videos and do lots of random art on the side! I love making things and I spend almost all of my free time working on my comics and my Youtube channel.

She is doing pretty well on Patreon and as she puts it: ” … Patreon is a stable income, which helps me relax and keep working on my comics and videos without having to worry! I sprinkle rewards all throughout the month, and Patrons hear first about new projects!”


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Key Takeaways

“Whatever it is you want to do, just start today, it doesn’t matter if you are not good enough, if you start, things will turn out to be fine, you will learn and you will go places!”

  • She attended Alberta College of Arts and Design in Calgary – she was looking at Canada for universities because she had heard they have high quality education lot cheaper than in the US, compared to like CalArts
  • She likes to make her art available as much as possible because of young artists who don’t have tons of disposable income to spend
  • She plans by thinking couple of years into the future and visualizing it
  • On selecting projects, she tries to think about if it’s gonna negatively impact anything that is going on right now – YouTube or ‘Unfamiliar” (her comic) – if it does, she turns it down, because she wants to stay loyal to people that got her where she is now
  • Her weirdest inspiration is stuff she doesn’t like – boring movie or a show, because it always makes her want to improve it …

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Special thanks to Haley for joining me today. See you next time!


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All artworks by Haley Newsome, used with permission

1 comment

  • I love this episode! Haley is such an inspiration … I really appreciate that she doesn’t take projects that would take time away from her community!

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