International award-winning mangaka, Sara E. Mayhew, is a writer and illustrator that the prestigious Applied Arts magazine called “young blood commanding our attention”. Her work has been published by Owl Kids and Scholastic. The world renowned TED conference accepted Sara into their TED Fellowship program, a class of young world-changers in the cutting edge of their fields, for her work to promote science education through manga. Her guest appearances include speaking at TED’09 in Long Beach, CA, TEDActive’10 in Palm Springs, CA, the Center for Inquiry in Hollywood, CA, and The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. In 2010, Nokia featured her in their Responsiveness campaign video on communicating the values of science literacy through art. She has been interviewed on podcasts, radio, blogs and other media. The Ontario Arts Council recently awarded her a grant of $10,000 from their Northern Arts program for her latest series, Legend of the Ztarr.