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Lazarovic Sarah Sarah Lazarovic is an illustrator, artist, and filmmaker based in Toronto. She has worked for every major publication in Canada, founded the website Torontoist, launched the website for The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, and has been a digital artist-in-residence at the Banff New Media Institute. She was awarded the Massey Fellowship in 2014/2015 and has studied behavioural economics and sustainability.

For five years she served as an editorial cartoonist for The Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun. As a digital journalist, she files live sketch reports from all sorts of events for Maclean’s magazine. She charts monthly news events for the National Post, as well as the popular website, I Love Charts. As a filmmaker, she’s made two shorts for the National Film Board. Her work has been screened at festivals all over the world and on CBC’s Rough Cuts and Canadian Reflections. Her first book, A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy (Penguin, 2014), which began as a viral hit on the Hairpin, is a visual essay about consumerism and living with less.

Sarah holds a BFA as well as an MA in Media Studies from the New School in New York, and has won countless awards and accolades, including being named among Vanity Fair’s Best Infographics (2013) and receiving an Ontario Newspaper Award for her digital commentary for Maclean’s.

She has a portrait gallery  in her garage.

For everything Sarah, please visit

Sarah’s Books:

A Bunch Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

Lazarovic_A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

Penguin US (World) Fall, 2014

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year 2014