About


Laura Terry

Hello! My name is Laura Terry.

I’m the author and illustrator of the graphic novel, Graveyard Shakes.

As a child, I spent my days in rural Texas raising livestock, playing in the woods, and discovering an intense love for books, particularly those of Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, and Ursula K. Le Guin. After trading in my cowboy boots for saddle oxfords at the Hockaday preparatory school for girls, I began studying art seriously and continued to devote myself to drawing while getting my BFA from Pratt, then an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Now, I work (and play) as an illustrator and cartoonist in Brooklyn with my tiny poodle Muffin. I especially love drawing adorable woodland creatures and fantasy stories involving ghosts.

My very first graphic novel, Graveyard Shakes, is available for preorder here.

You can also find me on Instagram and Twitter!


Xeric Grant
The Xeric Foundation was established by Peter Laird, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It's an award that goes to creators who want to self-publish their comics. 2012 was the final year of the grant and Laura was among the last winners.
The Comics Journal, Top 30 Mini-Comics of 2011
Laura Terry's comic Morning Song was on the list of best mini-comics of 2011
The Comics Journal, Top 25 mini-comic of 2010
Laura Terry's comic Dance After Dark was on the list of best mini-comics of 2011