Mar 06
Humanities Room 6131
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Applied Comics Kitchen!

Sarah Becan

Comics artist, Author, and Designer
Draw your Cake and Eat it Too: Food Illustration and Recipe Comics

How do you take the multi-sensory story of a meal and distill it into a single two-dimensional image? We’ll talk about the tricks and challenges of culinary illustration, and how comics as a medium are uniquely suited to instructional recipes. Learn how texture, color theory, and composition can help communicate our cherished memories, family histories and heirloom recipes with the world. Come with your favorite short recipe for food or drink, and we’ll turn them into beautiful illustrations to share. 

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Sarah Becan is a comics artist, author, and designer based in Chicago, and illustrator of such titles as Astronomy for Beginners, and The Adventures of Fat Rice. Her comics have appeared in various publications including Saveur Magazine,, Rodale’s Organic Life,, and the collaborative serial collection “Cartozia Tales”. Becan is the creator of the food-centric autobiographical webcomic “I Think You’re Sauceome.” She was awarded a Xeric Award and a Stumptown Trophy for Outstanding Debut in 2010 for her first graphic novel, The Complete Ouija Interviews, and her work has twice been nominated for the Ignatz Award. Her second graphic novel, Shuteye, was released in early 2012, and she’s currently illustrating her fourth cookbook. 

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