Sara Woolley Gómez is an award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist and educator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, and by Creative Quarterly.
She has worked on a variety of exciting publishing projects for clients including Milkfed Criminal Masterminds, Scholastic, Random House, Parallax Press, For Beginners books, Greenpoint Press, Mondo Publishing, The New Castle Science Convention UK, and Round Robin Editrice, Italy. Her most recent work an original short story BODYMOD was included in the acclaimed Bitch Planet Triple Feature Anthology, published by Image Comics 2017.
Her most recent children's book Charlotte and the Quiet Place Parallax Press 2015, a picture book featuring a young girl of color growing up in the big city, and searching for a quiet place, won a Foreword Reviews, book of the year Gold Medal, an IPPY Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards) Silver Medal, a National Parenting Publications Award Bronze Medal, and is currently featured in Creative Quarterly Journal of Art & Design issue 41. Sara’s 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, was singled out for award by the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. Los Pirineos chronicles a young girl’s upbringing in and eventual exile from Colombia told through the lens of childhood imagination. Researched on location in Colombia, it is at once deeply personal while giving voice to a common immigrant experience.
Sara is current faculty of the Communications Design Department at New York City College of Technology, CUNY.