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The Artist


Michelle Sayles is a cartoonist, illustrator, and community organizer based in Burlington, VT. Her art and collaborative projects aim to shine a light on environmental and social justice issues at a local and global scale. She has created works of graphic journalism, large-scale comic art, community murals, political cartoons, and posters to inspire critical awareness of the world we live in.

Sayles was selected as a finalist in the 2015 Segunda Llamada International Poster Competition, and her artwork was featured in the 2015 Haymarket People’s Fund member drive. Recent projects include co-publishing a community newspaper that raises awareness about universal health care, environmental justice, affordable communities, and the impacts of gentrification.

Stay tuned for new projects and sketches through facebook and twitter.

Want to collaborate or share your ideas? Contact the artist at


  • 2016 – Najawa, A Story of Palestine, Bread & Puppet Theater, Glover, VT
  • 2016 – Rendering Justice, The Wellness Co-op, Burlington, VT
  • 2016 – Najawa, A Story of Palestine, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, VT


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3 replies »

  1. I love your art. Very impressive. It provokes some deep thoughts. It represents a very interesting outlook. It projects the mind of a very keen observer. I like the way that you put your insights on paper. Keep up the good work. Hugs.

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