Hazel took two comics classes taught by Professor Lynda Barry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For the first class, she wrote and illustrated “Flaky the Snow Cat,” a holiday comic about a lonely kitten who runs away to the North Pole to ask Santa Paws for a friend.
You can read “Flaky the Snow Cat” in its entirety here!
For the second class, she wrote and illustrated “Hydrated Tourist Penguin Goes to Paris!” “Hydrated Tourist Penguin” is a recurring character in her work, and his “Paris” adventure explores the story of how he met his beloved water bottle, Leaky.
You can start “Hydrated Tourist Penguin Goes to Paris!” here!
You can also follow Hydrated Tourist Penguin’s continued adventures here!
She also helped her hooman write a feature essay about cat music for Wisconsin People & Ideas Magazine.
You can find the essay here!
In April 2016, Hazel’s book proposal was selected by James Patterson as a top-three finalist for his first MasterClass Co-Author Competition.
Hazel is currently developing an early chapter book series.