Cartoons were a major part of Laura’s childhood, partly evidenced by her adamant love of Spongebob Squarepants and her consistent preference that the movies and shows she watched be animated. Cartoons were simply more enjoyable than real life. Laura spent her young days drawing her favourite video game characters in funny situations, crude recreations of a scene from that days episode of Spongebob, Kirby for the hundredth time, and really any situation she’d picture in her head from the various animated media around her.
As she grew older with a love of telling stories visually but a lack of patience to animate it, Laura decided sequential art was the perfect path for her.
Not many art schools had the intense focus on the creation of characters -human or creature-, building of worlds, composition of scenes, and exaggeration of the human form required for developing the skills it takes to adequately create media such as comics. Max the Mutt stood out in this way, and simply looking through what would come out of the school, Laura knew this would be the right choice.
Laura hopes for a career as an independently comic artist when it comes time to be let back out into the world with her new developed skills, though will be open to any promising opportunities that may come up. No matter where life leads, Laura knows one thing; she will not settle for anything but a life of drawing.