Suzy Becker


Suzy Becker is a New Yorker cartoonist and author/illustrator of a dozen books, including the internationally best-selling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat and the critically acclaimed illustrated memoirs I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse? and One Good Egg. She is also an arts educator and book coach with more than 30 years of experience. Suzy was the founding arts teacher at Parker Charter School, one of the first charter schools in Massachusetts. She continues to do school visits, curriculum development, and workshops for adults across the country on illustrated memoir, creativity, and picture-bookmaking.

“The best thing about the workshop was the level of comfort [Suzy] created to make everyone willing to share. [Her] use of humor made our time really fun.” —Program participant

“Suzy has a welcoming, encouraging presence. I felt seen and heard. I saw and felt the epiphany of letting go and writing.” —Program participant


  • The Practice of Putting Pen to Paper

    Perhaps this unexpected time at home can be a chance to explore tactile creativity without devices, and to send tangible letters to those we’re seeing only on screens.