In the Forest She Grew Fangs Live Sketches

OCT invited several illustrators, comic artists, and teens to sketch the show live from the audience. Check out their interpretations below!

Aidan VanDyke

Amelia Esser

Anya Blankenship

Becky Hawkins

Becky Hawkins spent her 20s traveling the world as a cruise ship musician. Now she makes comics in Portland with her tiny cartoon sidekick, Shoulder Angel. She mostly does autobio and travel stories, but when local cartoonist Barry Deutsch asked her to collaborate on a 1940s lesbian superhero series, how could she say no? Their new webcomic will begin updating on November 15th at

Cat Farris

Cat is a Portland, OR native, and a member of local comics collective, Helioscope. She is best known for her webcomic The Last Diplomat, and as the artist on Emily and The Strangers for Dark Horse Comics.

Christine Griffith

Drew Ogden

Leila del Duca

Leila is a comic book artist who works out of Helioscope, a comic artist collective in downtown Portland. She draws Shutter and writes Afar, both with Image Comics, and has recently worked on The Wicked + The Devine, and Scarlet Witch

Lena Cakarnis

Marcella Crowson

Marcella is the Associate Artistic Director at OCT. She had directed many OCT mainstage shows, including The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and the upcoming Flora & Ulysses.

Miranda Esser

Myles Lowrie-Otter

Naomi Rubin

Naomi designs images, characters, websites, and UI from concept to code. She translates Japanese/English and works with La Carmina and the Pirates. Naomi is also the creator of a comic called Domestic Animal.

R Hanson

Sarah Diamond

Tamar Carhart Courville