cartoons ©2000 Leslie Moak Murray



A native of Chicago now living in Texas, Leslie Murray has been writing and illustrating professionally for over eighteen years. She began her university career as an art major, but soon realized “that artists starve in garrets. Upon graduating with a degree in French, I found out that French majors also starve in garrets. That’s when I took advantage of an opportunity to become a model, another career that requires starving.” Leslie then went to work for Air France until the day her husband, Jim, was looking at a card she’d made for a friend and said “Why don’t we sell these?” This resulted in the award-winning line of “Murray’s Law” greeting cards for which she is best known. Murray is currently on hiatus from her comic strip, excerpted in Rosebud 18, to concentrate on her greeting cards, gift products and daughter, Caroline. Leslie’s take on Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary appeared in the first edition of Graphic Classics: Ambrose Bierce.


Rosebud Issue #18
136 pages, $7