Christopher Weyant is a native of New Jersey and product of twelve years of Catholic School. Both experiences led to a life of humor and satire.
A cartoonist for The New Yorker, Chris’ work has been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, books and online, and he has worked on numerous national advertising campaigns. His cartoons are in permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. In 2016, the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard selected Weyant to be a Nieman Fellow, the second cartoonist to receive that honor in Nieman Foundation’s seventy-five year history.
Chris’s work has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Meet The Press,” “ABC News With Diane Sawyer” “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox.
He is the winner of the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for his illustrated children’s book, You Are (Not) Small, written by his wife, Anna Kang, and published by Two Lions Press. In that series written by Kang, he has also illustrated That’s (Not) Mine, I Am (Not) Scared, We Are (Not) Friends, It Is (Not) Perfect & This Is (Not) Enough. Chris illustrated Eraser (Two Lions), Can I Tell You A Secret?, Will You Help Me Fall Asleep? (HarperCollins) and My Pillow Keeps Moving! written by Laura Gehl (Penguin).
Chris graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics planning on a career as a lawyer. He gave it all up for a pen and a brush, and now lives outside New York City with his wife and their two daughters.