Sara Lautman


Sara Lautman is an illustrator, cartoonist, and teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. Her drawings have been published by The New York Times, Playboy, Mad, and others. She is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, where her cartoons have appeared since 2016, and author of the collections I Love You and The Ultimate Laugh. Jason, a graphic novel, is forthcoming from Diskette Press. She is a member of the queer art collective Smutt Mart. Find her on Instagram @slautow and on

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Recession story

June 9, 2023

"After a few weeks of emailing, I did it. I got a stupid job."