Mita Mahato is a Seattle-based cut paper, collage, and comics artist, whose work explores the transformative capacities of found and handmade papers. Using collage and paper-making techniques, she builds multivalent images and stories that center on issues related to loss—including loss of life, identity, habitat, and species. Her cut paper comic “Sea” was recognized by Cartoonists NW as 2015’s “best comic book” and a selection of her poetry comics, collectively titled In Between, is out from Pleiades Press. She is the Associate Curator of Public and Youth Programs at the Henry Art Gallery, serves on the board for the arts organization Short Run Seattle, and teaches classes with various community organizations.

To inquire about commissions, purchases, speaking engagements, teaching, and workshops for kids and adults, please email: mitamahato[at]gmail[dot]com

Photo by Allyce Andrew

Recent Posts


So very honored that Shenandoah Literary Magazine has given “Lullaby,” my new comic, an online home in their relaunch issue, debuting today. The issue also features an interview, in which I talk about my process and the thinking that went into this new piece.

There are print copies of “Lullaby” and I’ve just added them to my online store. I made “Lullaby” in response to the plight of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, whose population has been brought to fewer than 80 individuals as a result of our dams, pollution, habits, and policies. For the next week, I’ll be donating all money earned from sales of the print copy of “Lullaby” to the Center for Whale Research to support their efforts to help the Southern Residents. Get one for yourself and another for a friend! Thanks, everyone—and special thanks to Shenandoah’s editing team and interns.

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