Dasha Tolstikova is a writer and illustrator. Originally from Moscow, Russia, she is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

Dasha is the author/illustrator of the award winning graphic memoir
A YEAR WITHOUT MOM. She also illustrated THE JACKET, by Kirsten Hall (New York Times Review Notable book of 2014); IF A T-REX CRASHES YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY, by Jill Esbaum; FRIEND OR FOE, by John Sobol; and VIOLET AND THE WOOF, by Rebecca Grabill (Fall 2018). Currently, Dasha is hard at work on her new book THE BAD CHAIR (Groundwood, Fall 2020) - her debut as a picture book author!

When not at her desk, Dasha enjoys spending time with her dog Muffin.

Clients include: Harper Collins, Enchanted Lion Books, Groundwood Books, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, HBO, Icon Undies, Middlebury Alumni Magazine, Moscow News, Rachel Antonoff

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