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Lara (she/they) is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator who loves black humor, black coffee, and colorful characters. Their debut graphic novel, Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars, was the recipient of the 2023 Graphic Medicine Award and a finalist for both the Ringo Comic Awards and Pop Culture Classroom's Book of the Year. They’ve been awarded a We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Illustrator, Author Grant and a Comics Advocacy Group (CAG) Creators Grant, and have been an artist-in-residence at The Peter Bullough Foundation, Ragdale Foundation, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. They regularly contribute comics to The Washington Post in their news, opinion, and travel sections and were included in the Best Illustrations of 2022. Select clients include Google, Dotdash-Meredith, Penguin Random House, and Veteran Affairs, and they've been featured in The Wall Street Journal, WNYC-NPR, Kirkus, and more. If you dine in NYC you might see one of their infamous Choking Victim posters. They are also a creative producer on the Witch Wave Podcast, hosted by Pam Grossman. Hailing from Wisconsin, they currently live in Brooklyn with their almost-toothless chihuahua, Chuck. 

Select Clients
The Washington Post
The Wall Street Journal
Abrams ComicArts
Dotdash - Meredith
Penguin Random House
Penn State
Veterans Affairs
Inter-tribal Council of Michigan
Amputee Coalition
Warner Brothers
The Skimm

Awards & Residencies
2024 Comics Advocacy Group (CAG) Creator Grant
2024 We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Creators Grant
2024 Peter Bullough Artist-in-Residence
2023 Graphic Medicine Award: Long Form Work
2023 Ragdale Foundation Artist-in-Residence
2012 Atlantic Center for the Arts Artist-in-Residence

The Washington Post
Publisher’s Weekly
Kirkus Reviews
Graphic Medicine
Wall Street Journal
WNYC New York Public Radio
Bloomberg Businessweek

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