Inspired by The Intercept's release of the SID Today archives, NSA Today is a work of fiction that tells the story of a young employee of the National Security Agency. The story is told in two parts, a series of illustrated versions of the actual SID Today documents, drawn by Nicole Leung, and an original narrative with art by Erika Ann. I will repeat, this is a work of fiction, all of the events of the narrative are original. Just as a heads up, this will not update on a regular schedule given that all of the creators are in high school. We’ll try to update as often as we can.
Lee Kassen has been a dedicated fan of comics since he was around five years old. He attends high school by day and writes comics by night, often to the music of Elvis Costello or Squeeze. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family and two turtles, Spuz and Pearl (they're adopted).
Erika Ann is a self taught artist and is currently a high school student at LREI. She is a part of the LREI robotics and track teams. She lives in Weehawken, New Jersey and speaks a mixture of Japanese and English at home.
Nicole is the epitome of the overly emotional, angsty teenager. She is sad, lonely, and frequently cries for no apparent reason. She constantly wants others to acknowledge her pain, and frequently forgets that people don’t really care about what’s happening with her. She draws to distract herself from the grim realities of the world, but doesn’t consider herself even remotely decent at her craft.
Luke Schimmel loved technology when he was very young, and this passion has continued into his teenage life. He is currently a student of Elisabeth Irwin high school, where he has learned the art of web design. He resides in Long Island City, New York with his family and eagerly awaits whatever life may bring his way.