Donna Letterese

(Artist - The Samurai Project)

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Donna Letterese


Originally from New York, Donna also earned her B.A. there, graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2006. During a six month program studying abroad at Goldsmith's College, University of London, a professor opened her up to the world of alternative comics and illustration. She has been reading, looking at, and creating them herself, ever since.

Now a Los Angeles-based artist, Donna has also worked as a comic book editor and a tutor. She is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. While she loves all mediums, she tends to work in pen and ink, while sometimes adding washes of color with watercolors, gouache, or Tombo pens.

Among other things, Donna presently teaches cartooning, while working on freelance art, articles, and commissions. She is in group and juried exhibitions throughout the city, including "Cannibal Flower" and shows put on by "The Feminine Oddities" and "Slum Circus" Collectives. Her line of handmade greeting cards and sculpey toys are sold at craft fairs, city festivals, and comic conventions. The cards are also carried in Pasadena's "Majestical Roof" Boutique, and Silverlake's "Enid and Edgar Vintage" Shoppe.

Look for the upcoming January 2011 Graphic Novel Anthology, "The Samurai Project," in which she contributed a story. Order information is at the following website:

Donna is continuously inspired by both the underground and mainstream art scene in Southern California.