Leela Corman

Leela Corman

Leela Corman is an illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer.. She studied painting, printmaking, and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art. She began her career in comics as an undergraduate, self-publishing three issues of her minicomic, Flimflam. This caught the eye of many readers and small press fans, and she went on to win a Xeric Grant in Fall 1999 for the publication of her first graphic novel, “Queen’s Day”. She published her second, “Subway Series”, with Alternative Books, and has also published numerous shorter pieces in anthologies in the US, Portugal, Spain, and France. Her latest book, Unterzakhn, a graphic novel set in the tenements, brothels, and vaudeville houses of the Lower East Side at the turn of the last century, was published by Schocken/Pantheon in the spring of 2012, and has been nominated for the L.A. Times Book Award, the Eisner Award, and Le Prix Artemisia. in France.  It has been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and Italian, and recently won an award for best Anglo-American comic at the Rome Festival. Portions of Unterzakhn were serialized in 2008 in the Forward, a storied Yiddish newspaper, and other excerpts ran in HEEB Magazine and Lilith magazine. Her short comics have run in Nautilus Magazine, The Nib, Tablet Magazine, Symbolia, and The OC Weekly. In 2014, her comic “Yahrzeit” won a silver medal from the Society Of Illustrators. She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband Tom Hart and their daughter, Molly Rose.

The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book

The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book

SKU: 9781629630922
Author: Jacinta Bunnell • Illustrated by Leela Corman
Publisher: PM Press/ Reach and Teach
ISBN: 9781629630922
Published: 6/2015
Format: Paperback
Size: 8.5 x 11
Page count: 64
Subjects: LGBTQ/Coloring Book


“With beautifully rendered moments of Queer life, The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book offers over fifty pages of inked and framed line drawings and typography for folks of all ages, a tool for education and inspiration.”
—Cristy C. Road, author and illustrator of Spit and Passion

“Two of my favorite people in the world also happen to be among the most talented. I will add it to my new-parent gift pack, alongside Bunnell’s other coloring book projects.”
—Anne Elizabeth Moore, The Ladydrawers Comics Collective

“Jacinta and Leela have created a beautiful, fun coloring book which teaches us that everyone is deserving of respect and understanding. I’m only halfway into this thing and I’ve already gone through three tubes of glitter!”
—Jon Wurster, Bob Mould Band

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