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Lepus Logo About Lepus Studios

Lepus Studios is an independent art and comic studio solely operated by Marjorie Rishel. Its purpose to share and promote her original comics and other art.

The name "Lepus" comes from the rabbit constellation.

Slasher About Urban Underbrush

Urban Underbrush is a comic strip that updates each Thursday. The story is a comedy for readers of all ages.

Urban Underbrush is the story of two Jack Rabbits who live like people and their human neighbors who live like animals. What else can you expect from a place like The Grass Roots Boarding House, an old city building that's been taken over by its roof garden. Luckily, the twelve residents have found reasons to enjoy, or at least tolerate, their earthy home.

Flight About Draconis Wicked

Draconis Wicked is a full-length graphic novel that updates with a new page each Monday. The story is mostly appropriate for readers of all ages, but it does contain some acts of violence (Saturday morning cartoon violence.)

In the distant land of Fabelore, Draconis is a henchman for the villainous Malcorona. While on a mission, Draconis stumbles upon the path to an ancient magic which could give him the power to rule the world. Instead of revealing his discovery to his master, Draconis decides to quest for the magic himself. To succeed, he will need to gather a team, find weapons, and unlock secrets, all while avoiding Malcorona's attention.

me About Marjorie Rishel

Marjorie Rishel is a cartoonist and artist with a passion for alternative comics. Like most cartoonists, she has been creating cartoon characters and comics since she could hold a crayon. She graduated from Duquesne Unversity, where she was the cartoonist for the school newspaper. After graduation, Marjorie has done freelance art. She may still be available if the price is right. With the launch of the Lepus Studios website, she plans to spend more time on her own projects.

Marjorie is also a certified teacher who teaches art classes in several local schools and workshops. Be nice to your teachers, folks. They work hard.

Marjorie enjoys Graphic novels, Nintendo games, Miyazaki movies, and webcomics.

Noko Noko Bonus: About Noko-Noko

Noko-Noko is a box turtle and the Lepus Studios Mascot. I know, you are probably thinking that the mascot should be a rabbit. But I don't have a rabbit, I have a turtle and so get used to it.

His full name is Noko-Noko Brunelleschi Turtle. He is very smart. He can push doors open, climb fences, and carry small objects in his mouth.

About Ninth Runs Wild

Ninth Runs Wild is a "cousin" to Lepus Studios. It is another art and webcomic site, which was founded by Kristine Synowka, Marjorie's cousin. Lepus Studios and Ninth Runs Wild will often team up for art, comics, web events, and other exciting endeavors.