ABOUT MATILDA SZYDAGIS

  • Matilda Szydagis (illustrator/author) was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and holds a degree in Anthropology from The University of Chicago. She has years of experience drawing and painting including projects for the theatre. She has penned three award-winning short horror films, short stories, one-act plays, and she wrote and illustrated two children’s books ALL CATS SPEAK POLISH and PENGUIN AND THE CITY.  Actively looking for representation. She is also an award-winning actress who plays Zelda on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I skew towards the fun, quirky, random, and idiosyncratic with touches of haunting and the surreal. Both spooky and whimsical at the same time. I predominantly use charcoal as my go-to medium but also use colored pencil, pastels, or acrylic paint on occasion.