A slideshow presentation and discussion on non-fiction comics as a teaching tool, featuring cartoonists working in the fields of science, politics, art and more. This event is part of Will Eisner Week, and Eisner’s own educational and instructional comics are the inspiration for this panel. With Malaka Gharib, Scott McCloud, Whit Taylor, and Kriota Willberg, moderated by R. Sikoryak.
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“Teaching (Practically Anything) with Comics”
March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About the Artists:
Malaka Gharib is a journalist on NPR’s science desk, where she covers global health and development through digital, audio and comics journalism. She is the author of “I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir” (Clarkson Potter 2019) and the forthcoming illustrated memoir “It Won’t Always Be Like This” (Ten Speed Press, 2023).
Scott McCloud is the author of Understanding Comics, Making Comics, Zot!, and The Sculptor. He’s lectured and consulted on comics and digital media for Google, MIT, Pixar, Sony, and Harvard University, and his comics are available in 30 languages in print and online at scottmccloud.com.
Whit Taylor is an Ignatz Award winning cartoonist and contributing editor at The Nib. Her graphic novel with Kazimir Lee, Harriet: Toward Freedom, will be published by Little, Brown Young Readers in 2021.
Kriota Willberg is the author of Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Visual Artists (Uncivilized Books). Her comic Silver Wire was nominated for a 2019 Ignatz Award and is included in the BCALA and ALA Black Lives Matter Reading List. Once the inaugural Artist In Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library, she’s now the AIR in The Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where she teaches graphic medicine and drawing. She is a co-host of the Graphic Medicine Confabs.
R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist and the author of Constitution Illustrated, Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (Drawn & Quarterly). He’s the host of the live comics performance series Carousel.