• 4:30 p.m. MST
  • Zoom Webinar

This event has ended. Read the recap on our blog or watch the event recording below!


Liz Montague’s World Building series Artist Talk, Draw Your Feelings, will discuss emotional literacy as a tool for social justice. Reflecting on her Liz at Large column, which previously ran weekly in Washington City Paper, as well as her New Yorker cartoons, she’ll also explore the Racial Empathy Gap and relatable positivity. Liz will discuss how the radical act of drawing your feelings, and therefore identifying and owning your feelings, can lead to cultural and societal shifts. A fundamental believer that, “we all feel the same things, just for different reasons,” Liz will talk about why emotions are the great unifier and how she centers them in her work.

Liz Montague is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work focuses on the intersection of self and social awareness. She fundamentally believes in representation, accessible information, and drawing your feelings. Montague presents the richness and messiness of our interior selves, full of honest and embarrassing monologues, run up against external forces and structures. The artist’s work is built on a foundation of the often-overlooked forms of revolution like self-care, empathy, optimism, and humor.


Liz Montague is a cartoonist and illustrator from New Jersey whose work focuses on the intersection of self and social awareness. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 2019, after graduating from the University of Richmond in 2018. She has been profiled by The Washington Post, ABC News, and the Today Show among other media outlets. Liz is the creator of the popular Liz at Large cartoon series which you can see at

Prior to cartooning full-time she worked as a graphic designer for the Aga Khan Foundation in Washington, D.C. She’s taught workshops at the Maryland Institute College of Art, for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and at a number of local high schools in the D.C. and N.Y.C. area. She is the recipient of the David C. Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Arts, The Chandler Award in Art, as well as two Arts & Sciences Research Fellowships from the University of Richmond. Liz is currently working on her first book, a young adult graphic novel for Random House, with publication planned for fall 2022. She fundamentally believes in representation, accessible information, and drawing your feelings.

Montague currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

Virtual One-on-One Sessions

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
By Appointment
Accepting Applications Until Friday, November 13 OR Until All Spots Are Filled

Apply Here >

Get real-life feedback on your work from accomplished contemporary artist, Liz Montague! Students have the opportunity to share their work and gain invaluable feedback from a practicing artist. Space is limited so be sure to sign up through the below form for your chance to meet with the artist. Bring finished projects or works-in-progress to this 30-minute, in-depth, one-on-one conversation, and you’ll come away with exciting new ideas, insights, and perspectives on your work. All RMCAD students from all academic departments are welcome to participate.

Next Day Q+A

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. MST

Register for the Q+A Here >

Join us for a casual Q+A session and insightful conversation with visiting artist Liz Montague. Take this opportunity to ask questions about her artwork, career, and get professional advice from an accomplished contemporary artist. We’ll provide the artist, you bring the curiosity. This opportunity is open to all RMCAD students, faculty, and staff.

Not sure if this is right for you? Have more questions? Please contact Gretchen Schaefer at and we’ll get you prepared for this special opportunity for artistic growth.

Recommended Reading

Liz Montague provided a list of media recommendations to help you get familiar with some of her influences.

  • Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith (poetry book)
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella 1997 (the one with Brandy) (movie)
  • The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (short stories)
  • Detroit 2 by Big Sean (album)
  • Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel)
  • The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter–And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay PhD (book)
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (novel)
  • Refuge: A Novel by Dina Nayeri (novel)
  • Insecure (TV series)
  • Shea Butter Baby by Ari Lennox (album)
  • Chefs Table (Volume 1 & Volume 2) (TV series)

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for this event, please contact Gretchen Marie Schaefer at or 303-995-8353. Requests should be made as soon as possible but no less than 5 business days prior to the scheduled event.

Maker's Space Event - Paint Pour

Maker’s Space Event – Paint Pour

Maker’s Space Events are represented by the staff of the SLC to celebrate a great term and get creative, without the pressure of a grade. Friday, June 28, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MT

Read More »
Save the date

VASD Hold Date

Wednesday, March 26, 2025 Hold for a potential Visiting Artist, Scholar + Designer Program Speaker event.

Read More »

We're accepting applications for our next session. No fee, Apply Today!

Classes Starting Soon!

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design Campus

No Application fee