Sasha Matthews Cartoonist, Activist, 10th Grader
Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, Volume 1
Sasha is currently working on a graphic novel series that aims to share her love of history and literature through retellings of her favorite Shakespeare plays.
Families Belong Together
“The Case of Ms. L vs. ICE”
is a four-page comic that explains the court challenge to keep migrant children together with their families. It was published by The Nation
and researched with help from Columbia Law professor Elora Mukherjee who testified to Congress
on the subject. Senator Kamala Harris responds:
Create a Better World
When Microsoft was planning a new campaign about using art to make the world a better place
they chose to model the lead character on Sasha. Their story features 2D and 3D animation, and they built a complex set to film the transition at the end. (Making-of videos: here
Find Your True Calling
In response to being invited to be a guest on NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” Sasha decided to write a new biographical comic about the show’s host, Steve Harvey. It’s a story about overcoming adversity to find your true life calling, which they read together on the show:
The Origin Story!
When Sasha was in 5th grade, she got a homework assignment to write a comic about any subject. She picked the life story of Native American leader Sitting Bull, and discovered her joint love of cartooning and history.