They Come for Water, 2019
"They Come for Water" in MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection Volume 3 (forthcoming, AH Comics) features writing by Elizabeth LaPensée and illustration by Weshoyot Alvitre. With Earth's water toxified, a company turns to extraction on Mars, bringing back a sickness that turns people cannibal. Because Anishinaabeg have been denied access to drinking water, they thrive, but must protect their community from the infected.
Of Ash and Snow, 2019
Writer & Colorist
"Of Ash and Snow" in Sovereign Traces Volume 2: Relational Constellation (MSU Press and Native Realities Press) with writing and colors by Elizabeth LaPensée and inks by Mitchell Bercier is a romance about two Métis who cross paths during the peak and collapse of logging industry in the early 1900's.
They Who Walk As Lightning, 2017
Written by Elizabeth LaPensée with art by Richard Pace, "They Who Walk As Lightning" in MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection Volume 2 (AH Comics) highlights a young woman who returns to thunderbird teachings as she works alongside her family to face the impact of toxic spills in their community. Bronze Medal for "Best Graphic Novel - Drama" at the 2018 Independent Publisher's Awards. "Best Anthology" at the 2018 Joe Shuster Awards.
Deer Woman: A Vignette, 2015
Deer Woman: A Vignette, which later grew into Deer Woman: An Anthology (Native Realities Press 2017), tells Deer Woman's side of the story while passing on self-defense teachings in support of Arming Sisters. Written by Elizabeth LaPensée, edited by Allie Vasquez, and illustrated by Jonathan Thunder. Awesome Foundation Portland's Peoples' Choice Award.
The Observing, 2015
Written by Elizabeth LaPensée for MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection (AH Comics) with art by GMB Chomichuk, "The Observing" retells a historical story of an unexpected encounter while hunting. Bronze Medal for “Best Graphic Novel” at the 20th Annual Independent Publisher’s Awards. Named "The Best Book of 2015" by the School Library Journal.
Copper Heart, 2015
Written by Elizabeth LaPensée for MOONSHOT: The Indigenous Comics Collection (AH Comics) with pencils by Claude St-Aubin and color by Andy Stanleigh, "Copper Heart" reflects on a man's childhood experience with the memegwesiwag who come to the aid of his sister when she falls ill. Bronze Medal for “Best Graphic Novel” at the 20th Annual Independent Publisher’s Awards. Named "The Best Book of 2015" by the School Library Journal.
Our Words, 2012
Writer & Artist
With art and writing by Elizabeth LaPensée, Our Words in INC's Universe #0 is a one-page comic which reflects on the burning of birchbark scrolls and recognizes comics as a way to share stories and teachings.
The Nature of Snakes, 2012
Writer & Artist
The Nature of Snakes is a reimagined traditional story told through writing and art by Elizabeth LaPensée and Anishinaabemowin translations by Perry Bebamash. Premiered at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2012.
Fala is an urban Native remix of Alice in Wonderland in web comic form written by Elizabeth LaPensée which was created through winning the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network's Comic Creation Nation Contest.
The West Was Lost, 2008
The West Was Lost is a steampunk web comic written by Elizabeth LaPensée which was created through winning the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network's Comic Creation Nation Contest. Shown at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2010.