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Barack Obama

For Democratic National Convention exhibit.

© Zina Saunders

Families Struggle with Healthcare Costs

For Yahoo News

© Zina Saunders

Russell Simmons RushCard

For Yahoo News.

© Zina Saunders

© Zina Saunders

Rio Grande

For an article in Texas Co-Op Power magazine, reminiscing about a canoe trip down the Rio Grande many years ago.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of an Executive

Portrait of an art director, for series of portraits and interviews for Art Talks

© Zina Saunders

Peeking on the Subway

A young woman peeking at a young man's iphone on the subway.

© Zina Saunders

Bill Clinton as First Laddie

If Hillary wins, Bill, as First Laddie, will be checking out the hors d'oeuvres for State dinners.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of a Teacher

Portrait of a teacher in classroom, for Scholastic's Instructor Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Broadway Theater Poster

Poster art for the new Broadway musical, IF/THEN, showing a nonspecific woman approaching 40 years of age in a New York City park setting with people in background.

© Zina Saunders

Subway Musicians

Portrait of New York City subway musicians. For Overlooked New York project.

© Zina Saunders

BFFs

Girls on their iphones in the park.

© Zina Saunders

...And Thou

"...Beneath the bough, a jug of wine, a loaf of bread -- and thou". From The Rubaiyat, by Omar Khayaam.

© Zina Saunders

Orhan's Inheritance

"You know what the trees said when the axe came to the forest? …. The handle is one of us." Illustration #2 for book review of "Orhan's Inheritance" for The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell

For The National Journal, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in Alaska, with crazed politicians in hot pursuit.

© Zina Saunders

Azealia Banks

© Zina Saunders

Fall Clean Up

Fall clean up

© Zina Saunders

How Does a Frog Breathe

In progress.

© Zina Saunders

Peggy Noonan COlumn

For The Wall Street Journal, a Peggy Noonan column about her Great-Aunt who arrived from Ireland in Ellis Island in 1909.

© Zina Saunders

Twitter COver for CSM

Can Twitter Be Tamed, cover for The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of Executive

Portrait of an art director, for Art Talks.

© Zina Saunders

Mother and Child

A mother with her baby on board and iphone.

© Zina Saunders

Orhan's Inheritance Book Review

"You know what the trees said when the axe came to the forest? …. The handle is one of us." Illustration #1 for book review of "Orhan's Inheritance" for The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Wendy Davis Cover

Portrait of Wendy Davis, running for political office in Texas, cover for The Progressive Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Putin TV Puppet Master

Putin pulling the strings on Russian TV, for a book review of "Nothing is True and Everything is Possible", Peter Pomerantsev's account of his decade in Moscow producing Russian TV shows. For The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Cover for Progressive Magazine

For teh February 2015 issue of The Progressive Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Zero Bird

For a piece about neighbors plagued by a big, messy tree "planted" by a mysterious bird many years before on the border between their properties.

© Zina Saunders

Abdullah Abdullah for Wall St Journal

Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah for The Wall St Journal

© Zina Saunders

City Park Scene

People at a green market in a city park. For Living There magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Steeping in Indigo

For book review of "Orhan's Inheritance" for The Christian Science Monitor (3). With echoes of the Armenian Genocide, "The 93-year-old patriarch, Kemal Türkoğlu, is found dead, 'steeping in an indigo dye two shades darker than the summer sky.'"

© Zina Saunders

Julia Cheerleader

A little cheerleading chant for a little girl's swim race.

© Zina Saunders

Frank Gore 1

49ers wider receiver Frank Gore, front view

© Zina Saunders

Bill Clinton as First Laddie

If Hillary wins, Bill, as First Laddie, will be teaching the kids how to hula hoop on the White House lawn.

© Zina Saunders

Mt Etna

For Wall Street Journal Masterpiece Column about Patrick Brydonne's travel book called "A Tour Through Sicily and Malta, written in 1770.

© Zina Saunders

© Zina Saunders

Gen. Ben Hodges

Weekend Interview in The Wall St Journal: General Frederick “Ben” Hodges, on Putin's new way of war.

© Zina Saunders

Bill Clinton as First Laddie

If Hillary wins, Bill, as First Laddie, will be decorating the White House Christmas tree.

© Zina Saunders

Uncle Sam

Cover for Mortgage Banking magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks letting loose.

© Zina Saunders

Commercial Observer Cover

For Commercial Observer cover article about the subway line being extended across Manhattan to the far west side.

© Zina Saunders

Selfie

© Zina Saunders

Ukrainian Boy

"You can take a boy out of Ukraine, but you can't take Ukraine out of a boy." The American father of a Ukrainian child adopted at the age of 5 describes his teenaged son's search for his identity. For The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Lorde

© Zina Saunders

Man on Subway

Cool young man on the subway, for Woodstock Flashback.

© Zina Saunders

The Lake

Version of a man at a lake for a corporate in-house magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Edwin Edwards

For the National Journal, 86 yr-old ex-guv, ex-con, new daddy to 10 month-old with new 35 yr-old wife, running for congress.

© Zina Saunders

Musician Portrait

Portrait of Ginger Baker, in Woodcut Style, for the The Wall Street Journal.

© Zina Saunders

Ted Cruz

Portrait of Ted Cruz

© Zina Saunders

Quality Time

Mother with toddler in stroller, both absorbed by their iphones.

© Zina Saunders

Jordan Spieth

Portrait of golfer Jordan Spieth

© Zina Saunders

Trike

Child on tricycle, cheerfully peddling away from destruction of the world.

© Zina Saunders

Al Sharpton

Portrait of Al Sharpton

© Zina Saunders

Frank Gore Profile

SF 49ers wide receiver Frank Gore

© Zina Saunders

Citizen Bezos

Citizen Bezos, a spin on the iconic shot from the movie Citizen Kane.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of a Cool Guy

Portrait of an art director, for Art Talks.

© Zina Saunders

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

For the Wall St Journal's Weekend Interview.

© Zina Saunders

Save Our Bees

Since 2006, 30% of the bees that pollinate our food supply have died. New scientific research shows neuro-toxic pesticides called neonicotinoids (neonics) play a crucial role in the bee die-off. The European Union banned the use of neonics in December. Congress should follow their example. Save our bees by supporting H.R. 2692, Saving America's Pollinators Act. Written, directed and animated by Zina Saunders. Music composed by Dewey Dellay.

© Zina Saunders

Don Was Portrait

Portrait of Blue Note Records CEO Don Was, in digital Woodcut Stye, for The Wall Street Journal.

© Zina Saunders

Political Portrait

Portrait of Newt Gingrich as a guru, for Mother Jones Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Wall St Journal Portrait

Jim Hake, for The Wall St Journal

© Zina Saunders

Tangled Roots

For book review of "Independence: the Tangled Roots of the American Revolution", for The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Ronald Reagan Animation

Animated Ronald Reagan, Bonzo, Nancy Reagan, Oliver North, trickle-down economics and the Evil, Evil Empire, for your amusement. Written, directed, animated and sound design by Zina Saunders.

© Zina Saunders

City Street Scene

New York City Upper West Side street scene with mother and children, for Living There Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Benched; Pete Rose in Purgatory

For book review of Kostya Kenney's new book, Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. For The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Ice Skating Scene

For book review of "The Adventures of Henry Thoreau" in digital Woodcut Style, for The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Subway Musician

Portrait of a New York City subway musician, for Overlooked New York project.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of a Woman Musician

Portrait of jazz musician Esperanza Spalding, in digital Woodcut Style, for The Wall Street Journal.

© Zina Saunders

Fireman Obama

Barack Obama, uncertain how to handle the raging issue of climate change. For Mother Jones.

© Zina Saunders

© Zina Saunders

Cover for Progressive

"Attack of the Plutocrats" color variation for cover for The Progressive magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Civil War Women

For a book review in The Christian Science Monitor, about 4 women who played important roles in the Civil War (one of whom disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Union Army).

© Zina Saunders

City Street Scene

Upper East Side street scene with children in New York City, for Living There Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Animated Book Review

Animation as a companion to my illustration for the book review of "Radiance of Tomorrow", set in Africa, by Ishmael Beah, for The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Uncle Sam by Candlelight

Uncle Sam toiling over legislation, for Mortgage Banking Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Paul Ryan Animation

Koch Brother Toys, Inc. brings you endless hours of fun with Ayn Rand, Paul Ryan and even Mitt Romney (remember him?). Written, directed, animated and sound design by Zina Saunders.

© Zina Saunders

Broadway Theater Poster

Poster for the Broadway show, "Blithe Spirit", starring Angela Lansbury.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of a Birdwatcher

Portrait of a city birdwatcher, for Overlooked New York project.

© Zina Saunders

Midtown City Park

Busy midtown city park scene, for Living There Magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Family in Pickup Truck

For an article about a mother who takes her 2 children out each night to sit in their old pickup truck and listen to stories on cassette tape before bed. In digital Woodcut Style for The Christian Science Monitor.

© Zina Saunders

Office Executive

Portrait of an art director. For reportage project, Art Talks.

© Zina Saunders

Author Portrait

Gary Shteyngart portrait in digital Woodcut Style, for The Wall Street Journal.

© Zina Saunders

Animated Oryx and Crake: Lunch

Sub-chapter "Lunch" from Chapter 2 of "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood: Lunch. Animation and sound design by Zina Saunders.

© Zina Saunders

Rooftop Beekeeper

Portrait of a New York City rooftop beekeeper. Part of Overlooked New York project.

© Zina Saunders

Political Cartoon

Romney consults with his beloved Reagan (with a tip of the hat to Hitchcock's PSYCHO). For The FInal Edition.

© Zina Saunders

Sarah Palin Political Cartoon

Editorial cartoon, featured in New York TImes gallery exhibit of political cartoons over the past 40 years.

© Zina Saunders

Animated Oryx and Crake: OrganInc Farms

From Chapter 2 of "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood. Animation and sound design by Zina Saunders.

© Zina Saunders

Oryx and Crake: Chapter 3

#5 in my series of chapter animations of Margaret Atwood's terrific book, Oryx and Crake.

© Zina Saunders

Couple at Home

Portrait of a gay couple, a spin on the Jan Van Eyck Arnolfini Wedding portrait. For Love and Marriage, my reportage series about long-standing gay couples.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of an Urban Gardener

Portrait of a NYC Parks gardener, for Overlooked New York website.

© Zina Saunders

Oryx and Crake: Chapter 1

The first in a series of chapter animations of Margaret Atwood's wonderful book, "Oryx and Crake".

© Zina Saunders

Kochtopus

"Kochtopus:, illustration of Charles and David Koch for newly redesigned Progressive magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Motorcycle Girl

Cool motorcycle girl, for Woodstock Flashback.

© Zina Saunders

Woman Scientist

Portrait of a woman scientist working at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. For series of portraits for Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

© Zina Saunders

Political Magazine Cover

Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson slug it out in Wisconsin Senate race, cover for The Progressive magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Urban Gardener

Portrait of Puerto Rican urban farmer, Pancho. For Overlooked New York project.

© Zina Saunders

Frankenstein Politician

John McCain brought to life by his campaign manager, Steve Schmidt. For Arthur magazine.

© Zina Saunders

Mother and Child in Africa

A mother takes her leave in Zimbabwe, Africa. For Africa Close Up.

© Zina Saunders

Portrait of an Artist

Portrait of an artist for Art Talks.

© Ziena Saunders

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Zina Saunders

Biography

Zina Saunders lives and works in New York City. Her illustrations have appeared on Broadway theater posters for Blithe Spirit and IF/THEN, as well as on the pages of The Wall Street Journal , The Progressive. New York Observer, Christian Science Monitor, Discover Magazine, Chronicle Books, and many more. Her animations appeared weekly for Mother Jones, The Real News, The FInal Edition and Abrams Books.

Style/Techniques

Animation, Caricature, Cartoon, Conceptual, Digital, Figurative, Gouache, Graphic, Impressionistic, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Painterly, Realism, Scratchboard, Silhouette, Stipple, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Woodcut, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Silk Prints, Motion

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Botanical, Celebrities, Children, Children's Products, Comic Book, Computers, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Health, Historical, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Music, Nature, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Science, Sci-Fi, Sports, Technology, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Financial, Grunge, Urban