As 24-year-old native New Orleans published author and illustrator, horror always proved to be a staple in her work. Whether in writing or in art exhibitions, her work emits different forms of macabre. As a kid drawing her mother’s walls and watching Silence of the Lambs, she loved horror and it grew up with her.
Labat’s mother dissuaded her from marking up her walls, but she encouraged that L.M. continue her art. Through words and sketches, the angst and pain she endured from her struggles of Chronic Plaque Psoriasis, childhood bullying, and Sleep Paralysis fueled her creations. She learned how to channel more of her rage in manifesting her imagination. Over time, her fascinations accumulated in medicine, WWI, WWII, psychology, and the occult.
Topics that revolved around human suffering intrigued Labat. While trapped in her own bleeding skin, a mass of empathy and sympathy washed over her, as she read about different diseases, psychological ailments, and war. Though she was only a k