Tara Leblanc

Contributed to: Invisible Illness: Anxiety - Pages 17-19

Tell us something about yourself! 
I'm Tara, in my late 20s. I live in the western, mountainous, dry part of the USA. I'm currently a librarian. I like hiking, weird movies, gothic novels, and 3D printing. I also like floral skirts and striped cardigans.

What kind of art do you usually draw? 
I’m trying to break into horror comics, but I tend to do a lot of fanart.

What got you interested in working with the Anxiety anthology? 
I’ve had problems with anxiety and depression all my life and wanted to share a little bit of my experience with that.

Tell us a little bit about your piece for the anthology! 
My piece is about social anxiety that results from being uncomfortable with my appearance. If I drew myself as a simple cartoon, I would look too cute, but I wanted to portray the psychological experience of feeling like an ugly monster, like the Phantom of the Opera or Quasimodo. So I chose to draw my face as a chaotic scribble.

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