Sarah Amelia Dvojack; Illustration and writing!

Illustration

WARNING! This is a clown-friendly zone.

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

2017

Explorers

Explorers

2017

Hermia and Hermione Jackson 1929

Hermia and Hermione 1929

2017

Queen's Row

Queen's Row

2017

The Bookkeeper

The Bookkeeper

2016

Character Sketches

Character Sketches

2016

Portraits

A Few Portraits

2016

SCBWI New Jersey Conference Entry

SCBWI NJ Juried Prize Winner

2016

Portraits

The Fomorians

2016

Dream Sequence

Dream Sequence

2015

On the Land

On the Land

2015

Tryphena and Her Children

Tryphena and Her Children

2015

Green Children of Woolpit

The Green Children of Woolpit

2015

Snow Angel

Snow Angel

2015

The Rush

The Rush

AKA Scholarship winner. 2014

Paul Stuart Reimagined

2013

Broadway

AKA Scholarship runner-up. 2013

Jeu de Tarot

2013

The Sun's on Us

2013

Ruby and Johnny

2013

The Jackson Sisters

2013

Worlds 2013

2013

The Many Faces of Iz

2012

Jo

Tomie dePaola Award runner-up. 2013

On the Car

2013

Show and Tell

2013

Naptime

2013

The Backyard

2013

In the Aftermath

2013

For all Our Sins

2013

Old Flame

2013

Sleight of Lips

2012

Iz's 100th

2012

The Irish Angel

2012

Sheik and Sheba

2011

Clown Alley

2011

Isabella Radcliffe

2010

The Little Moon Angel

2010

Iz from Behind

2009

Egyptienne

2008

Dans la Lune

2008

Him

2007

Book Projects

The Spectacular

The story of a winged girl and her tumultuous two years on a circus in 1920's England.

MFA Thesis

The Tragical History of the Jackson Sisters and the Extraordinary Now! An illustrated middle grade novel set in New York City 1911.

The Waves of Tory

A picture book of a mother and daughter story. For the School of Visual Arts' MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Book Project class. 2014.

Phantoms

Loosely based on the short story by Steven Millhauser. For the School of Visual Arts' MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Book Seminar class. 2014.

BFA Project

Concept designs inspired by my in-progress historical fantasy novel, The Spectacular. 2012.

The Circus Book

A pop-up book for Cornish College of the Arts' Children's Book Illustraton class. 2010.

Run Rabbit Run

A WWII era short story for Cornish College of the Arts' Children's Book Illustration class. 2010.

Eight Years of NaNoWriMo

An assortment of title treatments for an assortment of NaNovels, 2004 - 2012.

About

It's pronounced duh-VO-jack.

I come from the wilds of Washington, where I spent my formative years digging for gnomes on the school playground, pretending to be Cornflower Fieldmouse and running internal monologues in the voice of Anne Shirley. I spent high school immersed in Harry Potter. I like to think that all these things combined nicely into the fantastically historical girl-driven story world I inhabit as a grown up.

I'm a recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts' MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. In 2012, I graduated with honors from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design.

I have an unnatural obsession with circus history and am highly defensive of clowns. I also enjoy 20th century history (in particular), vernacular jazz dance and jazz music history. I sold my soul to Irish dance and will probably never get it back.

My last name is Americanized Polish. If you're a Dvojack, a Dwojacki or a Dvojacki, we are related.

I am represented by Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.

Education

MFA Illustration as Visual Essay, School of Visual Arts
BFA Graphic Design, cum laude, Cornish College of the Arts

Awards

2016 NJ SCBWI Juried Prize, Unpublished
2015 SVA Alumni Scholarship Award
2014 AKA Scholarship, winner
2014 SVA Department Scholarship
2013 AKA Scholarship, runner up
2013 SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award, honorable mention
2011 Kreielsheimer Foundation Scholarship
2011 Cornish Scholarship
2010 President Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts
2009 President Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts
2008 Nellie Cornish Scholarship

Member

Circus Historical Society
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

FAQ

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Contact

sarahdvojack @gmail.com

For professional inquiries: linda @galltzacker.com