Leila Cabib is a cartoonist, illustrator and animator whose work has been commissioned for newspapers, magazines, books, television and an environmental museum. She has written and illustrated two nationally syndicated comic strips. Her clients include Time-Life Books, Cambridge University Press, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Gannett newspapers, Cobblestone Publishing Company, the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the African American Health Program. Take a look at Leila’s cartoons, animation, illustrations, and her watercolor sketches, which she creates entirely on site.

Leila teaches cartooning and animation as a visiting artist in Maryland public and private schools and community organizations. She is on the Maryland State Arts Council’s Artists-in-Residence Roster and on the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County’s Teaching Artists Roster and Artists and Scholars Roster for Community Programs. She has presented her animation workshop at the Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute. Her classes have been supported by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, The Washington Post Educational Foundation, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Learn more about her classes and see her students’ award-winning work.

Leila has a B.A. in English from Bard College and an M.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she speaks fluent Spanish.
Her name is pronounced “Layla,” just like the Eric Clapton song.