Lauren's illustration style is very much "draw now, ask questions later" and her autobiographical stories and asides are accompanied with loose doodles that remind me of a less-measured Nick Sharratt (specifically his work for Jacqueline Wilson's books). Coincidentally, my favourite story of hers is the furthest away from this lo-fi aesthetic: the concluding piece in I'd Sure Like Some Fucking Pancakes, where the author details murdering a unicorn, mournfully wrapping the creature up in a blanket before leaving it outside and waiting for the birds to come. Encapsulating the bittersweet interaction between childhood and adulthood seen in the rest of her work, this three-page epilogue felt satisfying to read and definitely makes me want to see how the author's work develops in the future.
If you're into cats, dancing broccoli florets and pancakes, Lauren's mini-comics are available on her Etsy page, and you can find more of her work over at her regularly-updated blog. Remember, it's not so bad to be cute, just as long as you murder a unicorn every now and again to make up for it.
Now we're going to post her recent video interview with Crazy Sexy Geeks, because, well, I'm lazy and it's convenient.