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Lisa Burdige

Lisa Burdige co-creates the popular diary comic, BACKGROUND NOISE, with her partner in life and love, John Hazard. In the advertising world, she’s an award-winning Creative Director, lending her brain to global brands. In the literary world, she scribbles stories, comics, and essays. Her work has been published in TDF, Everyday Weirdness, and Exquisite Corpse, among others. Currently, she co-hosts a monthly novel-writing workshop through Brooklyn Speculative Writers. She lives in Brooklyn with her real family and her imaginary pets. Visit her online at

“I just really liked these folks (John and Lisa) and thought they were very good teachers. I thought that their content was good and they made it a relaxed but profitable presentation.”

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