Sarah Myer

Comic Artist * Writer * Colorist * Adjunct Professor

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures" * "Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story" * "TMNT vs Street Fighter" * "TMNT: Usagi Yojimbo WhereWhen" 


New & Current work

Monstrous receives "best of 2023" accolades

Happy New Year! I'm excited to share that Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story has been selected for several Best of 2023 Book Lists and has received 5 starred editorial reviews. Thank you so much to the literary and comics community for this honor and for the incredible opportunity to share my story, First Second & Macmillan


A Kirkus Best Teen & YA Graphic Literature of 2023

A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2023

A Booklist 2023 Editors' Choice Graphic Novel

A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books 2023 Blue Ribbon Book

A New York Public Library 2023 Top 10 Books for Teens

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2023

A 2023 Texas Maverick Graphic Novel

A The Beat’s 34 Best Comics of 2023

A Boston Globe pick for Best of 2023

A Comic Book Couples Counseling Podcast 50 Best Comics of 2023


Starred Reviews and Praise:


"For fans of Jarrett Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo and Robin Ha’s Almost American Girl, this coming-of-age memoir will appeal to youth who are struggling with their identity." —School Library Journal, starred review


"Immersive and engrossing: a beautifully depicted emotional journey." —Kirkus, starred review


"Her powerful memoir is an empathic gift, presented in full technicolor with never-static panels, showcasing raw energy." —Booklist, starred review


"This is a fierce graphic memoir with grit and honesty." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review


"Those who stick with the unflinching depictions of the bullying Myer endured will be rewarded with an engaging—and ultimately hopeful—narrative of a young artist developing their own true identity." —Horn Book Magazine, starred review


"Those wrestling with feelings of disconnect from their communities will find validation in this confessional read." —Publishers Weekly


"We all have a monster within us, but as Sarah shows us in their story, the best way to fight the monster is with love for each other, and most importantly, ourselves." —Good Comics for Kids


TMNT Saturday Morning Adventures #7 & #8 Cover Illustrations

Here are my cover illustrations for #7 & #8 for which I am also the interior artist. #7 is out NOW, and #8 comes out Dec 27. 

Hero Initiative Auction Piece

Auction Listing Link Even if you won't be at #Baltimorecomiccon , Proxy Bidding is now open for the Hero Initiative 2023 Baltimore Comic Con Charity Auction. Here's the piece I created for this year (12"x 18" on watercolor paper)

Hero Initiative raises funds to assist #comics #creators in need.

Signing in NYC

I'll be at St. Mark's Comics Friday, July 7 from 5-7pm to sign copies of "Monstrous"! 

St. Mark's Comics is located in Industry City.

51 35th St Brooklyn, NY

"Monstrous" is out!

You can find Monstrous on Amazon, and in stores such as Barnes & Noble and Wal Mart! More information here!


I'll be signing copies of the book at Barnes & Noble in Columbia, MD on Friday, June 30 from 4-7pm!

"Monstrous" earns a kirkus starred review 

My graphic memoir "Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story" (out June 27, 2023 from First Second Books) has been given a starred review by Kirkus Reviews: "Immersive and engrossing: a beautifully depicted emotional journey."

UPDATE: Monstrous has now received FOUR starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, BCCB, and School Library Journal: "For fans of Jarrett Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo and Robin Ha’s Almost American Girl, this coming-of-age memoir will appeal to youth who are struggling with their identity." —School Library Journal, starred review



I had a wonderful time in Charlotte, NC at HeroesCon last weekend (below). Sharing my "Monstrous" release signing schedule and the next few conventions. 

In a few weeks, I'll be at MomoCon in Atlanta, GA, May 25th-28th! Come find me at table 317 in Artist Alley! Hope to see you there. Thank you to MomoCon for having me back as a guest. MomoCon 2022 was one of my favorite convention experiences!

At my table, I'll be selling art prints, small commissions, copies of my previously released graphic novel work, individual comic issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, an extremely limited quantity of my RI 1:10 covers for TMNT Usagi Yojimbo WhereWhen, and some other goodies. Come talk to me about my upcoming work on TMNT vs Street Fighter, TMNT Saturday Morning Adventures Continued, and my graphic memoir, Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story! 

My next convention is C2E2 in Chicago, IL! Come find me at booth X-02 in Artist Alley! 

New Variant Cover!

The preorder info for my Mucha-inspired Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Saturday Morning Adventures Cont'd variant cover is up on previewsworld. In stores May 31 from IDW Publishing! 

Thank you, TGR channel for having me to talk about my work as a colorist on TMNT Saturday Morning Adventures and as a variant cover artist! Check out the interview below. 

TMNT vs Street Fighter 

From Gizmodo: "Penned by Paul Allor, with art by Ariel Medel and colors by Sarah Myer, the five-issue miniseries sees the Turtles of IDW’s ongoing comic series—with Donnie, Mikey, Leo, and Raph joined by Jennika—heading to Atlantic City for a martial arts tournament... only to find that their opponents are some of the legendary world warriors of Street Fighter fame, like Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, and Guile. But while tensions between the heroes heat up at the tournament, they’re forced to put aside the fisticuffs to team up and investigate a series of mysterious disappearances."

Jan. 29, 2023 - Updated the "Comics" Section with samples of my work as the colorist on TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures! Expect more news on upcoming TMNT projects soon!

TMNT / Usagi yojimbo: Wherewhen

Coming out in March 2023 from IDW: "Each and every issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: WhereWhen will feature a glorious wraparound cover by Stan Sakai, plus alternate covers by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Sarah Myer (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures), and David Petersen (Mouse Guard)."

JLG gold standard selection

I'm excited to share that my upcoming graphic novel, "Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story" is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Thank you for this honor, Junior Library Guild and thank you for this opportunity, First Second Books! 

Pre-order your copy of Monstrous HERE!

I created this TMNT piece for the Hero Initiative auction, which was held at Baltimore Comic Con in October! Thank you to everyone who showed up to their auction. I'm pleased to share that this piece (the original inks + a single color print which was made only for the auction) went for $400 and the money all goes towards Hero Initiative's fund to help comic creators in need. Thanks, Hero Initiative, for the opportunity to participate, and I hope the winning bidder enjoys the piece!

New York comic con

I'll be attending NYCC to promote TMNT Saturday Morning Adventures #1! In addition to participating in the IDW Publishing TMNT panel on Friday, Erik Burnham and I will be signing copies of the comic Friday at St. Mark's Comics in Brooklyn from 8-10pm, and then again Saturday at the IDW Publishing Industry Booth #2557 from 2-3pm. 

For more info, here's IDW's listing of events.

Monstrous Cover reveal

Now I can share my cover for my upcoming graphic memoir, Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story, which goes on sale June 27, 2023! You can see a few preview pages and pre-order it on Macmillan's website here.

Book details from Macmillan: A poignant young adult graphic memoir about a Korean-American girl who uses fandom and art-making to overcome racist bullying. Perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Almost American Girl!


I'm Officially a TMNT artist!

Truly a dream come true. I'm excited and thankful to be part of the IDW Publishing team on the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures" comic series. I'm the interior colorist for all issues on the series, but pictured to the left is my variant cover for issue #3 (Cover C), which will be available in December!  And I'll be at DragonCon in Atlanta (table 402) Labor Day weekend to promote this and my other work. Follow me on instagram/twitter @smyercomics for more updates!

Art Auction to benefit the center for reproductive rights

I'm accepting bids for this original inked piece. I will donate 100% of the money paid by the winning bidder to the Center for Reproductive Rights organization, and I will ship the piece to the winner and will provide them with proof of the donation made in their name to the organization. https://reproductiverights.org/

Bids in increments of $5 will be accepted in the comments on my instagram post linked here. Please do not DM me with a bid. The auction will last until 0000h Midnight EST on Monday, July 18. I will then DM the highest bidder so we can exchange information. 

Item specs: 6"x9" on bristol, inked w/ a nib pen using Winsor & Newton black india ink, background painted with Dr. PH Martin's red india ink. 

Mission statement of Center for Reproductive Rights: Through litigation, policy and advocacy work, the Center works to strengthen legal guarantees to reproductive health care and decision making and has expanded access to birth control, safe abortion, assisted reproduction, and prenatal and obstetric care in regions around the world.

I'm excited to announce my YA Graphic Memoir, Monstrous, will be published 2023 from First Second Books. I'll be sharing some art leading up to the release. All I'll say at this time is that the story has some whimsical elements that I think will speak to anyone who loves cartoons, comics, and anime! It is unabashedly nerdy and I'm so grateful that the team at First Second gave me so much freedom to incorporate the things that have always ignited my dreams.

Bleeding Cool News Blurb

From Publishers Weekly:

Redbubble Shop

Check out my Mackerel Loki design, available at my Redbubble shop as a sticker or t-shirt!  More designs coming soon!

"Votes for Women" was nominated for a RINGO AWARD (Best Anthology)!

You can purchase a copy of the Anthology HERE from Little Red Bird Press

or find me at a convention in Artist Alley. 

(see below for a list of conventions I'll be attending this year!)


Votes for Women Comic Anthology

(Little Red Bird Press)Cover design by Athena Currier

Ghost Hunter Ferguson

(Self Published Project)

Artist Alley & Conventions

2023 (Confirmed) - Panel Announcements coming soon

Emerald City Comic Con (Artist Alley, Guest)

C2E2 (Artist Alley)

 MomoCon (Guest)

HeroesCon (Guest)

Baltimore Comic Con (Guest)

Granite State Comicon (Guest)


Past Conventions

2022

MomoCon (Guest)

May 26-29, 2022 @ Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta GA

Heroes Convention aka HeroesCon (Artist Alley)

June 24-26, 2022 @ Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC

DragonCon (Comic & Pop Artist Alley)

Labor Day Weekend @ Comic & Pop Artist Alley, AmericasMart Building 2 (Atlanta, GA)

New York Comic Con (Panelist)

IDW Publishing's Panel: TMNT: Secrets of The Last Ronin & Armageddon Game

Friday, October 7th, 4:45pm - 5:45pm ET

Room 406.1

 

Moderator: Gregg Katzman, CBR Exclusive Content & PR Manager

Panelists:


October 6-9, 2022 @ the Javits Center (New York, NY)

2022 (Tentative)

Granite State Comic Con

Baltimore Comic Con

2020, 2021 (Cancelled due to Pandemic)

2019

Otakon (Attendee)

July 26 -27 @ Walter E Washington Convention (Washington, D.C.)

Fried Pie Con (Guest)

August 3 @ 2nd & Charles (Kennesaw, GA)

DragonCon 2019 (Comic & Pop Artist Alley)

Labor Day Weekend @ Comic & Pop Artist Alley, AmericasMart Building 2 (Atlanta, GA)

Incredible Con (Artist Alley)

September 21, 22 @ Charleston Area Convention Center (Charleston, SC)

Empire Comic Con (Artist Alley)

October 26, 27 @ The Savannah International Trade and Convention Center (Savannah, GA)