About

Mita Mahato’s cut paper art and comics explore the transformative capacities of found and handmade paper using layered shapes, textures, and colors that together build multivalent images and stories. Her most recent cut paper comic “Sea” was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015’s “best comic book” and will be the subject of continued work during her participation in the Arctic Circle Residency in 2017. Her comics and collaborative projects have been spotlighted by The Stranger, Seattle Review of Books, and AV Club. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, serves on the board for Short Run Seattle, and teaches art workshops for Seattle Aquarium’s Creativity Inspiring Conservation program, Henry Art Gallery’s ArtVenture program, and other community organizations. She lives in Seattle. 

To inquire about commissions, purchases, teaching opportunities, or yeti sightings, please email:  mitamahato[at]gmail[dot]com

Recent Posts

Hello from mid-May

Some big and small updates:

  • I am beyond excited to announce that Pleaides Press will be publishing a collection of my short comics this fall! Here is the cover:

    The book will include a few comics that are no longer in print, some older ones that I have never printed, and some new ones that I made especially for the book (including my UCR Residency project). Working with Pleiades has been a dream. We went through 8 proofs before reaching the final one and now are in discussions about paper. I can’t wait to see the book in print! Due out when I get back from the Arctic in late October.
  • I’ve been helping to plan The 8th Annual Comics and Medicine Conference for nearly two years now and I’m thrilled to say that it’s almost here! June 15th-17th. It should be a great weekend, with many events free and open to the public. If you can come out for any of it, please do. As incentive, check out the conference tote bag (art by ET Russian and gorgeously screen-printed by Independence Printage):
    And here is a sneak peak of the cover I made for the comix newspaper anthology that we’re putting together to debut at the conference (featuring 28 contributors!):
    Come on out!
  • Finally, I will be tabling at Olympia Comics Festival in a couple weekends and then CAKE the weekend after that. Find me! I’ll have a couple more announcements related to both of these fests soon.
  • As soon as the Comics and Medicine conference is over, I’ll turn my attention to promised commissions and other projects. I’m still taking requests if you’re interested. Thank you so much.

Be well.

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