Laura Helen Sweeney is a visual artist and freelance illustrator based on the North Fork of Long Island, NY. She creates stylized drawings of pop culture figures with a mix of traditional mediums. Influenced by anime, manga, and fine art growing up, her passion for drawing led her to a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Manhattanville College in painting and a Master of Fine Arts at LIU Post in portraiture and figure drawing. She is now an adjunct art professor at LIU Post and SCCC and also the art program coordinator at Great Neck Library where she teaches workshops at Levels Teen Center. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in New York City, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Japan, and South Korea.