Sara Vivan was born in Milan, where she lives, in 1971. After graduating in fashion design at the I.E.D. in Milan, she worked for Aspesi (for the Comme des Garçonnes line), Blumarine (for the Anna Molinari line) and Alberto Biani. She then attended the School of the Nude in Brera and dedicated herself to illustration. She has been published by Valentina Edizioni, Einaudi Ragazzi and San Paolo Edizioni. She was chosen at the Nami Concours Island in 2019.“Gerda Taro”, her first graphic novel, was published in June 2019 by Contrastobooks. She is a keen practitioner of Japanese calligraphy and Tai Chi Chuan.