Sara Mayhew

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Sara E. Mayhew
Sara Mayhew at TAM 2012 7-14-2012.JPG
Sara Mayhew speaking at TAM 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada – July 2012.
Born (1984-07-16) 16 July 1984 (age 32)
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Education Kirkland Lake Collegiate And Vocational Institute, Canadore College
Known for Manga artist, writer, illustrator
Notable work Creator of Secrets of Sorcerers, Love Pet, and Legend of the Ztarr
Awards International Anime and Manga Festival (IMAF) 2004 award "Best Comic for Teens". Recipient of an Ontario Arts Council 2007 and 2011 Northern Arts grant.
Website http://www.saramayhew.com, http://www.legendoftheztarr.com, http://www.secretsofsorcerers.com

Sara Mayhew (born 16 July 1984 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario) is a writer and graphic artist who works predominantly in English-language manga. Mayhew studied graphic design at Canadore College in North Bay Ontario from 2002-2005. The recipient of a TED Fellowship, Mayhew has spoken on the TED Fellows stage at conference events as well as featuring at the independent TEDx event in Sudbury, Ontario.

Career[edit]

Secrets of Sorcerers, Mayhew's first published work, was a webcomic. In 2005, she redrew it for print publication.[1] The Ontario Arts Council awarded Mayhew a Northern Arts grant to finance Secrets of Sorcerers Vol. 2.[2][3] The work also received an award from the International Manga and Anime Festival, a discontinued convention once held at County Hall in the UK, London by the now defunct County Hall Animation Studio.[4]

In 2006, Mayhew illustrated the children's book The First Emperor by Vicki Low, about Prince Fu Su son of Emperor Zheng,[5] and self-published the short webcomic Love Pet.[6]

In 2008 Mayhew began work on the Legend of the Ztarr, which she self-published in serial form in 2011[7][8] with the aid of a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.[9] In 2013, Mayhew launched a crowdfunding campaign to extend the series,[10] with a projected publication date in July 2016.[11]

In 2016 Mayhew illustrated the sketch and reference guide IDRAW MANGA, edited by Matt Marrocco, a reference with background information on the manga art industry and an introduction to character design, proportions and background effects.[12]

Skepticism[edit]

Mayhew has written in skeptical periodicals, spoken on podcasts and at conventions, with particular focus on how she used her art to reflect her skeptical viewpoint.[13]

Awards[edit]

  • 2011: Northern Arts Grant Recipient, Ontario Arts Council (for Legend of the Ztarr)[9]
  • 2007: Northern Arts Grant Recipient, Ontario Arts Council (for Secrets of Sorcerers)[3]
  • 2005: Best Teens Comic Strip – International Manga & Anime Festival (for Secrets of Sorcerers)[14]

Books[edit]

  • Mayhew, Sara (2011). Legend of the Ztarr Ch. 2: The Sword of Ztarr. Amazon Digital Services. ASIN B0056KOSWK. 
  • Mayhew, Sara (2011). Legend of the Ztarr Ch. 1: The Offworlders. Amazon Digital Services. ASIN B004URRZN4. 
  • Mayhew, Sara (2006). The First Emperor (Steck-Vaughn Timeline). Steck Vaughn. ISBN 978-1419031953. 
  • Mayhew, Sara (2006). "Love Pet". Ztarr Manga Studio. 
  • Mayhew, Sara (2005). Secrets of Sorcerers. Ztarr Manga Studio. ISBN 978-0973884104. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayhew, Sara E. (2005). Secrets of Sorcerers – Volume 1: Dreams Come True. Ztarr Manga Studio. 
  2. ^ "About Secrets of Sorcerers". Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Northern Arts". Ontario Arts Council. 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.eyemagazine.com/review/article/manga-and-anime-postmodern-woodblock-prints-extract
  5. ^ Vicki Low; Sara E. Mayhew (1 March 2007). The First Emperor. Steck-Vaughn. ISBN 978-1-4190-3195-3. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Mayhew, Sara (2006). "Love Pet". Ztarr Manga Studio. 
  7. ^ Mayhew, Sara (2011). Legend of the Ztarr Ch. 1: The Offworlders. Amazon Digital Services. ASIN B004URRZN4. 
  8. ^ Mayhew, Sara (2011). Legend of the Ztarr Ch. 2: The Sword of Ztarr. Amazon Digital Services. ASIN B0056KOSWK. 
  9. ^ a b "Northern Arts". Ontario Arts Council. 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Legend of the Ztarr Vol. 1 Graphic Novel and E-book". Kickstarter. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Legend of the Ztarr Release Date". Kickstarter. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Marrocco, Matt; Mayhew, Sara (2016). IDRAW MANGA Sketchbook Reference Guide. MKM Studios.  ISBN 978-0-9971389-0-0
  13. ^ Sara Mayhew. "Legend of the Ztarr – The Skeptic Epic". Skeptical Inquirer. 36.2: 34–37. 
  14. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2005-04-19/international-manga-and-anime-competition-winners

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