Since Kelly and I are doing our Female Creators countdown this week, I didn’t have time to do spotlights on female-created comics like I normally like to do in March. Instead, though, I asked the nifty comic book writer Regine L. Sawyer to do some spotlights on fellow members of her Women In Comics NYC Collective. – BC
Sara Woolley is a multi-award winning graphic artist who has worked in both the comic and children’s book industry for more than a decade. Her work has been recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and most recently by 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration. She has worked on a variety projects for several companies including Scholastic, Random House, The New Castle Science Convention, and Round Robin Editrice IT.
Her ongoing personal project, a fictionalized graphic memoir written collaboratively with her mother and art partner Leila Gómez Woolley, “Los Pirineos: The mostly true memoirs of Esperancita Gómez”, chronicles a young girl’s upbringing in and eventual exile from Colombia; told through the lens of childhood imagination. The first graphic novel in the series received an award by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. Researched on location in Colombia, the story is deeply personal, nevertheless still gives a voice to a common immigrant experience.
Always in a constant state of creative motion, Sara currently is working on various projects both personal and professional. In addition to her continuous work on “Los Pirineos”, she has a new children’s book coming out in Fall 2015, “Charlotte and the Quiet Place”, published by Parallax Press. Her work and upcoming convention appearances can be found on her website, http://www.sarawoolley.com/.
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