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Elizabeth Haidle

At age 5, I wanted to be a wild horse trainer ballerina. None of that panned out, so I settled for drawing as many ballerinas and horses as I could. At age 13, I longed to be a future oceanographer, (due to a fantastic teacher), but in high school switched to art (due to another fab teacher, Judy Vogland). While still a teen, I made a story about a grumpy elf with a pet snail & published it through a contest for kids. This ignited a lifelong passion for storytelling—whether through illustration, comics, or ideally...around a campfire.

Fast forward to now, (skipping the part about art school, depression & writing terrible poems on typewriters), these days are filled with non-fiction illustration—biographical, historical, political & sometimes poetical-philosophical.  

I am also the art + editorial director at Illustoria magazine, published by McSweeney’s. Inside its colorful, curiosity-inducing pages, we celebrate comics, stories & DIY.

I live in Portland, Oregon, even though I left my heart in Taos, New Mexico.
(I go back there often to retrieve bits of it)

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