Art and culture site Hyperallergic is home to several ongoing comics by an array of up and comers. One of them is Lauren Purje, an art school graduate whose clean-lined comics are a humorous look at the art world and the aspiring fine artist.
Purje’s popular strip was just collected by Top Shelf in You Might Be An Artist If . Available now at stores at festivals nation wide.
Purje’s sense of humor is gentle not savage – this is no Art School Confidential, even if it covers much of the same territory. But the observations are just as dead on.
At her website, another side of Purje’s art
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.