Hello! My name is Maya LeMaitre. I'm an illustrator and cartoonist living in Toronto.
I was born in Montreal, Canada and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. I moved to Toronto in 2019.
I studied Fine Art at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town, and graduated in 2013. After graduating I completed a semester studying Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire, England, in 2014.
I've been working as an illustrator since 2015 and have done a variety of work, including illustrations for concerts, short films, private commissions as well as educational illustrations for Psychology Press, Juta & Co. Ltd. and Maskew Miller Longman.
Since 2018 I have written and illustrated a comic called Mimi’s Life on Mars for Supernova Magazine. In 2022 it was published as a graphic novel by BK Publishing.
I like to work in both traditional and digital media to create my illustrations and comics, sometimes combing the two. Watercolours will always be my favourite, though!If you'd like to work with me, please get in touch at [email protected]
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