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"Mikhaela B. Reid is an insurgent cartoonist: smart, irrepressible and unpredictable. "
--Ted Rall

"Mikhaela Reid's cartoons are right *$%@ing on."
--Alison Bechdel, Fun Home, Dykes to Watch Out For

"Mikhaela Reid rocks!! She's where i steal most of my ideas from!!"
--Keith Knight, "the K Chronicles", "(th)ink"

"Mikhaela Reid has what every great editorial cartoonist needs most - passion. Her work is insightful, inventive, and unambiguous. She is way too good to be so young."
--Clay Bennett

"With America's most treasured values under relentless assault, Mikhaela Reid's cartoons keep the barricades bearable."
--Howard Cruse, Cartoonist & Graphic Novelist

About Mikhaela B. Reid

Mikhaela B. Reid is a freelance political cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Boston Phoenix, Bay Windows, Metro Times, The Rochester Insider, Women's eNews, In These Times, Ms., The Funny Times, Campus Progress, Girlfriends, The Minnesota Women's Press, and other assorted fine publications.

She has been a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists since 2003, and is a founding member of Cartoonists With Attitude. In 2006, she was named one of Girls in Government’s Real Hot 100 young women for her cartooning work.

Mikhaela was born in 1980 and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, where she attended Lowell High School and served as president of the Lowell High School Rainbow Connection Gay/Straight Alliance. In 2003 she graduated from Harvard University where she studied social anthropology and photography and drew weekly political cartoons for the Harvard Crimson. From 2003-2006 she worked as an information graphics designer at the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Brooklyn with fellow cartoonist Masheka Wood, their daughter Z and their demented cats Riley and Ronnie.

She loves: the Boondocks, This Modern World, Tom the Dancing Bug, Ted Rall, the K Chronicles, Dykes to Watch Out For, Wendel, the Dead Kennedys, Le Tigre, The Coup, Sleater-Kinney, Johnny Cash, Billy Bragg, Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, Sherman Alexie, Margaret Cho, sewing magazines, peanut butter, steamed dumplings and science fiction.

Interviews with Mikhaela

  • Metro Times (Detroit): "Drawing Ire" by Sean Bieri
  • The Villager: "Cartoonist Mikhaela Reid gets graphic" by Rebecca Cathcart
  • BBC Radio 4: "Comic Strip Heroes: Cartoonists With Attitude" by Phill Jupitus
  • And to break out of the third person for a moment, if you are a professional publication interested in purchasing rights to use my cartoons in your print edition or website, please drop me an email at Reprint rates are reasonable and vary depending on your budget. If you are from a political organization that would like to use my artwork or cartoons for a good cause, I'm into that too, and you can also email me at

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