Tangles (Le Grand Desordre) reviewed in France!

My publisher sent this from Le Nouvel Observateur (L’Obs) — I guess it’s more of a mention than a review, but extremely nice and exciting for me! According to Wikipedia, it’s the “most prominent French general information magazine in terms of audience and circulation.”

On adore le témoignage de Sarah Leavitt (…), ce journal magistral intègre au passage l’histoire des liens familiaux, ceux auxquelq on ne pense pas toujours.

I’m also happy about these reviews:
France 3
Publikart
BD Blogs Sudouest
MaXoE

There are a few more mentioned on the Steinkis website.

I’ve been neglecting this website to work on my next book, but here are a few odds and ends

Just in case anyone still comes here ever, I thought I’d say, Hey, I’m still around but spending as much time as possible working on my next book. (Sometimes I post on Facebook or Twitter.)

The most recent comics I’ve done are three kitten-themed postcards for Morgan Brayton’s amazing kitten rescue fundraising campaign. My first foray into the land of cat comics.One of three comics by Sarah Leavitt in support of kitten rescue

In early April I was one of the featured writers at the University of North Dakota Writers Festival — the 45th year and one of the only free writers festivals left. Got to meet the fabulous Robert Pinsky and spend time with some of the most engaged and engaging writers festival participants I’ve ever met. Videos from the conference have just been posted.

I got interviewed for this great series of articles on Jewish women cartoonists.

Tangles continues to get reviews in Germany, where it was published last spring, and I will soon have details to share about the upcoming French publication.

Oh, here is a Japanese translation of two pages of Tangles done by a local Japanese community association, Tonari Gumi:

Tangles pages in Japanese

I have a comic all about menstruation in this book: MESS: The Hospital Anthology, and some more illustrations and comics in forthcoming publications.

Meanwhile I’m getting ready to teach two classes in the UBC Creative Writing Department in 2014/15.

I hope this is less like a boring holiday letter, and more like an inoffensive update. 😉

If you are patient, you might see a new book from me within three years.

Love,

Sarah

My comic for Canada Writes: naked man, bathtub, flowers

So much fun! The nice people at CBC’s Canada Writes asked me to create a comic for their latest challenge. I would draw a three-panel narrative without words, and contestants would submit a caption for each of the panels. It was a challenge for me, too: create a three-panel comic that is open enough for people to create their own story, yet with panels that are connected enough to suggest a narrative. Canada Writes will be posting an interview next week about the process of creating the three panels — it involves lots of back and forth and lots of drafts — but in the meantime, please participate in the contest. It’s open until June 7.

Sarah Leavitt's comic for Canada Writes