What's the New York Bar Picture Book?


The New York Bar Picture Book is two things:

First, it is my web comic. It is where I doodle my thoughts and observations coloured by my legal training and time as a corporate lawyer. I make striving attempts to be profound, artistic or humorous, but mostly I just want to show my love for the law.


Second, it is an actual book. It is a visual study outline for the New York State Bar Exam which you can buy here so I don’t starve to death (please and thank you!). These poster-sized illustrated notes are where this project began. While I was studying for the bar, I struggled with trying to memorize dry legal textbooks. In order to get through the material, I drew big poster sized notes because I am a visual learner and doodled in the margins out of boredom. After a few years of practicing law, I turned back to these old notes, rewrote them, and added more cartoons in hopes that they could help others. This was how The New York Bar Picture Book was born.

My goal for writing  this book was to make the law more fun. I hope my book will help ease the stress for future exam-takers and bring some joy to anyone who wants to get to know the law a little better. Thank you for your support!

About the Author

NYBPB About thHello. My name is Wela. I’m a proud Albertan and I used to work as a corporate lawyer in NYC. Then I quit, wrote the NYBPB, got lost in the universe a bit and started this website. When I’m not writing, I can be found eating something; usually potatoes.

Say hello to me!    wela (at) nybarpicturebook (dot) com


Hey guys, please don’t think anything on my website is legal advice or that somehow through the magic of the internet I’ve become your lawyer because I am not (your lawyer). My comics are for FUN only… so please don’t rely on them as legal advice ok? Thanks.