Laura Langston

Lutherville, Maryland

I am a Maryland born and based illustrator who graduated from Harford Community College in 2012 and Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. I work as a freelance illustrator and colorist for comics and graphic novels. My cat is my coworker and I can tell you that of the two of us, I probably would be Employee of the Month. We do not live in a crab or a house shaped like Old Bay.

My work is for the young and young at heart- I focus on shape and color and the desire to make the viewer go “aww.”

Favorite food:

Chicken and vegetables

Favorite travel spots:

Machida, Japan; Rehoboth Beach; Saranac Lake, NY.

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Art Process:

I start with a general idea and composition to focus on what I want the “heart” of the illustration to be. My compositions start loose and messy: Since I work digitally, I can shift things around until the piece feels right. I am always thinking of shape and color, using it to lead the viewers’ eyes around my work. My eternal love is surface design and repetition, so I try to include patterns and repeating textures or shapes in my work as well.

I draw influence from folk artwork, anime, and midcentury modern design.

Published books:

Adventure Time Graphic Novels: The Oorient Express, Princess and Princess, Thunder Road, Marceline the Pirate Queen, Brain Robbers
Adventure Time Comics: BMO Bonanza, Marshall Lee Spectacular, 2016 Spooktacular
Over the Garden Wall comics
Dark Crystal: Discovery Adventure
Clarence Graphic Novel: Getting Gilben
Labyrinth: Discovery Adventure

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Available for School Visits:

I have done visits and critiques! I like coming to explain what life is like as a colorist and what exactly illustration entails.