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Lydia Conklin, Ages 7-13

A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, the James Merrill House, the Vermont Studio Center, Millay, Jentel, Lighthouse Works, Brush Creek, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Caldera, the Sitka Center, and Harvard University, among others, Lydia Conklin is a writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in publications such as The Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, New Letters, The New Orleans Review, and Gulf Coast. She made these comics in middle school.

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Worst Fears
Boredom Rock
Bracelet
Reasonable
Sarah
Alabaster
Ralphie
Rexy
Turkeys
Cool Cats
Grim Tree 1
Grim Tree 2
Grim Tree 3
Grim Tree Rotunda
Grim Tree Automia
Grim Imposter Tree
Grim Tree Odd Situation

— Lydia Conklin, Ages 7-13

Lydia Conklin

“I grew up in a suburb outside of Boston, part of the time in a house where, in the bathtub, I could swim under the wall and into the living room. I was allowed to run wildly around the neighborhood with the other kids but also spent a ton of time drawing and writing. Not included: a 200-page comic about a mouse’s life.”