Anna Moriarty Lev
I am a woman, mom, wife, but I am more than these things. I support equal rights for all people, especially those who are being marginalized and pushed down and even killed: immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ, indigenous people.
I make things. Mostly comics, but also portraits, paintings, still lifes, written stories, plays, dances, and more. I also made two humans. I love movies. I teach a comics workshop in the Berkshires.
It’s a tough time. I do not know all the right things to do. There is a lot I don’t know. I try. I’m raising my babies with all the feminist gusto I can muster: teaching them kindness, love, understanding, how to listen and ask questions.
My mom is dead. She was an artist.
Artistic Influences: Sylvia (Nicole Hollander), Archie Comics, Lynda Barry, David Mack, Richard Brautigan, Sarah Polley, Viola Moriarty, Phoebe Moriarty Lev, coffee, birds, Adrian Tomine, Julia Wertz, Gabrielle Bell, Jean-Luc Godard, Ozu, Kelly Reichert, Jack Kerouac, Sheila Heiti, Karen O., Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen, typewriters, windows, Gilmore Girls.
The name “Lev Hardware” comes from my grandfather’s hardware store which used to be in North Adams, MA. It’s my way of carrying on the “family business.”