The Artist


Michelle Sayles is a cartoonist, illustrator, and community organizer. 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.

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  • 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

3 thoughts on “The Artist

  1. Jim Mayrides says:

    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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