Victoria Roberts

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Who is Victoria Roberts?

Victoria Roberts is a cartoonist and performer. A staff cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988, Roberts' work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, and many other magazines and newspapers. She illustrates the Q&A weekly science question in The New York Times. She was called Australia's most successful female cartoonist by The Age. She is the author of After the Fall, published by W. W. Norton and Company in November 2012.

Her style has been described as whimsical, and according to The Sydney Morning Herald, "there is delight, and childish embellishments". In her own words, she likes "to draw fat little ladies with hearing aids, weird infants with glasses, and domestic scenes; I see things as people at home see them".

Her first cartoon strip, “My Sunday” appeared weekly in Australia’s Nation Review when she was nineteen. In the strip, Roberts illustrates the hypothetical Sundays of famous people. Roberts has written and/or illustrated over 20 books, and received several grants, awards, and residencies, including an Australian Bicentennial grant for Australia Felix, a cartoon history of Australia published by Chatto & Windus.

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on July 23, 2013

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