Leela Corman studied painting, printmaking and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art. She won a Xerix Award for her 2000 graphic novel 'Queens Day'. It was followed by two more graphic novels, 'Subway Series' (2002) and 'Unterzakhn' (2012). The latter deals with the lives of two Russian Jewish immigrant sisters in New York City's Lower East Side, and was originally serialized in The Jewish Daily Forward.
She has contributed to 'Scheherazade' (Soft Skull, 2005), 'Bizarro Comics' (DC, 2005), 'Belle and Sebastian Anthology' (Image Comics, 2006) and 'Sexy Chix' (Dark Horse, 2006). Corman's illustration clients include Simon & Shuster, the New York Times, WNET/Thirteen, New York Press, Rescue Magazine, the Boston Phoenix, Tikkun and Bust magazine.
She is also a bellydance performer and instructor in New York City. Corman and her husband, Tom Hart, are the founders of The Sequential Artists Workshop, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prosperity and promotion of comic art and artists, offering instruction in comic art, graphic novels and visual storytelling in vibrant Gainesville, Florida, where she is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Florida.