Lara Odell

I am an illustrator, writer and cartoonist.

My commercial illustration credits include The New York Times, The Washington Post, Air France Magazine, Food52, Dove Self-Esteem Project, The Rumpus, Midnight Breakfast, L.A. Record, Earthly Circuits, and The Last Regiment for Syncopated Drummers (L.R.S.D).

I have art degrees from UC Irvine, SUNY Buffalo and the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. My artwork has shown in galleries and museums nationally and internationally as well as online.

I was a recipient of the Arts Council for Long Beach’s Professional Artist Fellowship in 2016 and 2009, and my illustrations were selected for inclusion in American Illustration 35 and 32.



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Artist Work

Illustration for Moving Image Arts website, University of Plymouth, England

Illustration for an article in The Washington Post Magazine about dyslexia and how the public schools are failing those who have it.

Cartoon about questionable remedies.