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Laura Martin

Area(s)Colourist
AwardsComics Buyer's Guide Favorite Colorist, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. Eisner Award for Best Colorist, 2000 and 2002.
BornLaura DePuy U.S.
FacebookLaura-Martin
NationalityAmerican
Pseudonym(s)Laura DuPuy Martin
Spouse(s)Randy Martin ( m. 2001)

Laura Martin is serving a 20-year sentence for killing her father, man who had physically and sexually abused her since childhood and who threatened to do the same to her five-year-old daughter. Throughout her childhood, Laura Martins ' father molested her. No family member ever intervenes or even acknowledges abuse. In response, Laura began drinking at a very early age and, by the age of 13, was struggling with alcoholism and, soon after, cocaine use. When she became pregnant, she decided to go into a residential drug treatment program, where she was living when her baby daughter was born. The two live in the center for another year and a half while Laura finishes treatment and then begins to work there as drug counselor. Laura had been clean for several years when her father, who was homeless and struggling with alcoholism, asked to stay in her apartment with her and her daughter. His physical abuse resume. He slams her face into the sink and she goes to work with two black eyes. Though her daughter never saw him hit her, she would hear him yelling at Laura in the next room and say Grandpa, leave Mom alone. One evening in 2004, after he had been drinking and yelling, Laura told her father that he could keep apartment but that she and her daughter were leaving. My father threatened to kill me and do to my daughter what he did to me, Laura recall. He came at me with a bottle and I black out. When I realized what I was do my father was dead. She was arrested and sent to Rikers, without bail, for three years. Her lawyer told her that, if she took her chance at trial, she risked being sentenced to 25 years to life for intentional murder. She agreed to a plea bargain and was sentenced to 20 years. Laura is now 57 years old. She has spent a total of 14 years behind bars and has two years and nine months leave on her sentence. Her daughter is 19 years old and about to enter college. Two maintain a loving relationship despite separation. But in prison, Lauras health is declining. She suffers from a stroke; when she goes to the clinic they give her Motrin and send her back. When she was finally taken to hospital, medical staff found a blood clot in her brain. She has had a number of surgeries on her hands and her legs and has also been diagnosed with high cholesterol. With limited foods available in prison, she has been changing her diet. Laura has already applied for clemency once in 2013. After five years of silence, she received a formed letter informing her that her application had been denied and that she would be eligible to apply again after one year. In prison, Laura works as a facilitator and mentor in parenting classes and alternatives to violence programming. She is an avid reader and is earning her bachelors degree in sociology.

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Scholarship/Creative Work

Half Irish / half Spanish London transplant, Laura brings considerable experience in recruitment and design. Laura completed her Master of Arts in Typographic Studies at London College of Communication where she worked as a lecturer and graphic designer for over seven years prior to relocating to Los Angeles, where she gained experience in recruitment, career counseling and leadership. Her combined experience, with good eye for aesthetics and presentation, has led Laura to be a valuable creative resource. Laura loves helping people achieve their goals by establishing positive connections, assisting job seekers to fulfill their dreams and employers to find extraordinary talent. In her spare time, Laura really enjoys performing live, playing music, dancing, working out, traveling, going to shows, snowboarding, skateboarding, movies and spending time with her daughter Scarlett.

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