Zina Saunders

  • Illustrator and author, "Overlooked New York"

Zina Saunders has been a writer-illustrator for more than 15 years. In addition to contributions in a variety of periodicals, her client list includes Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Scholastic, and Oxford University Press.

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Zina Saunders has been a writer-illustrator for more than 15 years. In addition to contributions in a variety of periodicals, her client list includes Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Scholastic, and Oxford University Press.

Zina is the daughter of pulp magazine artist Norman Saunders, who painted some of the most popular bubblegum cards from the 60’s and 70’s, including Mars Attacks, Batman, and Wacky Packages. As a child, she got her first taste of being a professional illustrator when she would “correct” her father’s paintings when he was away from his drawing board. Many an eyelash on Norm Saunders’ damsels in distress was painted by a nine-year-old Zina.

Zina lives and works in New York City, where she grew up. She left Manhattan in her 20s to be a levitating lady with a traveling circus in upstate New York, but eventually returned to her senses and her beloved city.

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Zina Saunders's Presentations

Gel 2009 April 2009

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Great art can come out of frustration, as Zina Saunders shows. Her portraits of overlooked New Yorkers, and American political figures, reflect Zina's passionate view of the world.

Great art can come out of frustration, as Zina Saunders shows. Her portraits of overlooked New Yorkers, and American political figures, reflect Zina's passionate view of the world.

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