Photo by Michael Crawford

 

I'm a cartoonist (The New Yorker magazine) and illustrator from NYC. I spent 13 years in Paris, France, after graduating from Parson's School of Design with a degree in Fashion Design. In Paris, I earned a masters degree in Modern Letters and Linguistics, and got some (admittedly very idiosyncratic) chops in pre-doctoral Medieval Anthropology, which turned out to be the gateway drug to cartoons and illustration. 

My cartoons appear in The New Yorker magazine, and I do illustration and cartooning jobs freelance, as well as through the cartoonbank.com. Books other cartoons appear in are: The Rejection Collection 1, and The Rejection Collection 2, and Sex and Sensibility. Some books I've illustrated include The New Vampire's Handbook, and The Power of No

I'm also Cartoon Editor of Upstater magazine, in upstate New York, in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

My latest written and illustrated pieces appear in The Hairpin, here.

I have also appeared, in person, on The Rejection Show a few times, to tell the story of my life as an ugly model (Ape-Face Johnson), drawn and painted live on stage on The Steam-Powered Hour, and appeared in Joe's Pub's "Happy Endings" along with fellow cartoonists Drew Dernavich and Liza Donnelly. I'm also very proud to say that I was interviewed on NPR's Studio 360's "Aha moment" segment. 

I'm working on a book of collected, illustrated autobiographical essays, under the working title, "Tiger Meat."  I have an agent! If you want to talk to her, I'll hook you up.

Contact by email: carolitajohnson at gmail dot com