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Hi, I'm Noah! I'm a freelance illustrator on Muscogee land (Atlanta), making art about trans liberation. I illustrate children's books, create comics, lead workshops on art and gender, and design shirts to raise money for my community. My art explores queer futurism, gender euphoria, dreamwork, trauma, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. My goal as an artist is to celebrate trans joy, empower trans kids, and create space for community healing.

links:

If you like my art, you can follow me on Instagram, buy my prints on Etsy, or support me on Patreon to access exclusive content and get art in the mail. I also have a shirt store, shirts4change.com, where 50% of profits go to mutual aid! I also have a free printable art activity for young kids to do at home.

current work:

 

I am currently working on a body of work for my upcoming exhibition, Trans Dreams Are Sacred, opening at the Boston Children's Museum in April!  Trans Dreams Are Sacred is a series of large scale acrylic paintings, celebrating seven local trans kids and their ideas for the future. I have been working on this project in collaboration with kids and families for over a year, and I cannot wait to share it with the public!

I am also slowly working on my first solo children's book, Mama Moon, and my first graphic novel, Cloudland. Both books are slated for publication by Henry Holt in 2023. Mama Moon is an illustrated poem about a child who muses that their mother, who has bipolar disorder, is like the moonCloudland is the story of one trans boy's first crush, at a summer camp in rural Georgia. These two stories are deeply personal, and I cannot wait to put them into the world.

 

published work:

 

I am the illustrator of It Feels Good To Be Yourself by Theresa Thorn (2019), The Every Body Book by Rachel Simon (2020), and The Gender Identity Workbook For Kids by Kelly Storck (2018). My art has also appeared in We're Still Here: An All Trans Comics Anthology (2018), The Transgender Heroes Coloring Book (2019), and on the covers of Rolling Warrior by Judy Heumann (2021), Too Bright To See by Kyle Lukoff (2021), The Ship We Built by Lexie Bean (2020), The Other Animals by Audible (2019), and Boston Pride Guide (2019 and 2020).

contact:

Say hi, don’t be shy! I am currently booking events and illustration jobs for 2022, with limited availability. If you are interested in hiring me to illustrate a book or book cover, please contact my literary agent, Kelly Sonnack, at kelly@andreabrownlit.com.  For all other inquiries, please use the form below.

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partial client list:

 

My clients are typically authors, educators, activists, publishers, and small businesses. Past clients include Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Audible, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, New Harbinger Press, Beacon Press, Utile Design, Trans Resistance MA, Transmasculinidad, Southern Fried Queer Pride, Boston Pride, and Berklee College.

education:

 

I graduated from Lesley University in 2018 with a BFA in Illustration and a concentration in Creative Writing. I completed an AIR Serenbe Focus Fellowship in 2020, and returned to Serenbe in 2021 for an independent residency. I'm always on the hunt for opportunities to continue my education, within and outside of traditional academic structures. I am always learning and unlearning, from my community work.

values: 

 

I believe in art as a means of materializing visions of liberation, healing from trauma, and manifesting change, at both individual and collective scales. I use my art to imagine a radically equitable future, free of the violent cissexism of the colonial, carceral state. I believe that, by working together and rejecting the scarcity mindset that capitalism ingrains in us, we can dismantle systems of oppression and replace them with networks of community care. I support abolition, reparations, and Land Back. I am interested in independent creative projects that center and empower marginalized voices, and inspire action towards a more equitable future.

identity:

 

I am a white, able-bodied, neurodivergent, middle class, queer, nonbinary, transmasculine, sexual assault survivor. I strive in and out of work to be allied with, and follow the leadership of, Black, Indigenous, migrant, disabled, fat, femme, poor, sex worker, and other marginalized communities. If you are looking to hire an artist who identifies within these communities, feel free to reach out, and I will provide referrals to the best of my ability.

events:

 

I love visiting schools and community spaces (physically and virtually) to lead workshops on art and gender! I have taught workshops at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, universities, museums, libraries, art festivals, and community centers. Some of these spaces include Lesley University, Northeastern University, MassArt, Amherst College, the Henry Frost Children's Program, Acton Academy at Serenbe, the Museum of Fine Arts, the American Library in Paris, Charis Books & More, and Little Shop of Stories. Here are some photos from past events:

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