Discipline: Literature – nonfiction

Sara Lautman

Discipline: Literature – nonfiction
Region: Baltimore, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019

Sara Lautman is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her cartoons and comics have been collected in I Love You (Retrofit, 2018), The Ultimate Laugh (Tinto Press, 2016; nominated for an Ignatz Award), and a new collection is will be published by New York Review Comics in 2020. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Playboy, Mad, The Paris Review, and regularly with The New Yorker. At MacDowell, she wrote and drew the first draft of a graphic novella, to be published by Diskette Press in May 2020. She also developed illustration work for the novel Plain Bad Heroines, written by Emily Danforth, to be published by William Morrow in September 2020. She teaches a comics seminar in the liberal arts program at MICA in Baltimore, where she's lived since 2013.



Sara Lautman worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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