Deana Sobel Lederman is an artoonist who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She writes the webcomic Philip the Sea Lion. You might have seen her work in Barron’s, The Hairpin, the Brooklyn Public Library, Gallery New World Stages in Manhattan, or the New York City Department of Education’s publications. You can read more about her work in the Greenpoint Gazette.
As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, Deana illustrated and cartooned for The Daily Californian. She earned national recognition for her editorial cartoons and was a finalist for both the John Locher Memorial Award and the Society of Professional Journalism Mark of Excellence Awards. Her comic strip, Roomies, based on the lives of Deana and her six college roommates, was a finalist for MTV U’s Strips contest. In 2008, she received a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she concentrated in copyright and patent law.
You can purchase some of her designs on fabric, wallpaper and wrapping paper here.