About Me

i, molly brooks, am a highly-sophisticated disaster machine fueled by green tea and jelly beans.

my illustrations have appeared in The Village Voice, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, Time Out New York, Kazoo Magazine, The Nashville Scene, The Riverfront Times, The Toast, BUST Magazine, ESPN social, Sports Illustrated online, and others. i grew up in nashville tennessee, and am currently based in brooklyn, where i spend my spare time watching vintage buddy cop shows and documenting my cats.

check out my original graphic novel series Sanity & Tallulah from LBYR. the first book came out in 2018, and the second in Fall 2019, and the third book is out now!

i also did the art for Flying Machines, a graphic novel by Ben Wilgus about the Wright Brothers and other early aviation pioneers, part of First Second's "Science Comics" series (Spring 2017), and Kathryn Ormsbee's Growing Pangs, a graphic novel about middle school and anxiety from RHGraphic (Spring 2022).

i'm available for freelance illustration work. please contact me to discuss details!

for book projects, i'm represented by Sara Crowe at Sara Crowe Literary.

—molly brooks

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