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Sarah Becan is a comics artist, author, illustrator and designer based in Chicago, and the creator of “I Think You’re Sauceome”, a food-centric autobiographical webcomic.
Currently the creative director at fathead design, Sarah has a strong focus on art and design for the cuisine and hospitality industries, with a particular interest in food illustration. She has designed websites and collateral for several restaurants and restaurant groups, including SSP America, Bartolotta Restaurants, and Starr Restaurants, and provided custom food illustration for several restaurants and chefs.
She creates the biweekly watercolor paintings for the email newsletter for chef Matthias Merges’ restaurant Yusho. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Saveur Magazine, Eater.com, Love Chicago, Womanthology, TruthOut.com, and the collaborative serial collection Cartozia Tales.
She was awarded a Xeric Award and a Stumptown Trophy for Outstanding Debut for her first graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews, and her work has twice been nominated for the Ignatz Award.
Becan’s second graphic novel, Shuteye, was funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign and released in early 2012. In 2014, she wrote and illustrated Luna de Cuernos, a long form graphic story for Fifth House Ensemble’s spring 2014 concert series.
Most recently, Becan provided dozens of pages of comics and illustrations for the upcoming Fat Rice cookbook, to be published in fall 2016.
Sarah lives in Logan Square with her boyfriend Niles.