Fahmida Azim

Position title: Illustrator

Website: Fahmida Azim's website

Fahmida Azim is an illustrator and author. She enjoys drawing real people living extraordinary lives, fictional people living beautifully ordinary lives, and food.

Notable awards she’s won:

  • 2022 Golden Kite award winner for her work in Samira Surfs
  • 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Illustrated Reporting and Commentary for the comic “I Escaped A Chinese Internment Camp” published in Insider

Books she’s illustrated include:

  • Muslim Women Are Everything (HarperDesign, 2020)
  • Amira’s Picture Day (Holiday House, 2021)
  • Samira Surfs (Kokila, 2021)

Her editorial work has appeared in:

  • Eater
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Gravy
  • Insider
  • NPR
  • PBS
  • Rifelion
  • Scientific American
  • The Intercept
  • The New York Times
  • The New Yorker
  • The New Humanitarian
  • The Nib
  • Vice

She’s currently working on her debut solo graphic novel, Mega Megha, for Scholastics Graphix. Originally from Bangladesh, Fahmida now lives and creates in Seattle, Washington.

Fahmida is repped by Lilly Ghahremani at Full Circle Literary, who can be reached at lilly@fullcircleliterary.com.