Under the Influence of Comics: A Look Back with Paul Karasik

6:30 pm on Friday, November 8, 2019
8:00 pm on Friday, November 8, 2019
There are many ways to be a cartoonist in the 21st Century. Paul Karasik is an educator, editor, memoirist, scholar and cartoonist whose gag cartoons appear in The New Yorker. In this illustrated lecture, Karasik, will reveal the secret language of comics through a fun, survey of his work showing how his reading of comics shaped his making of comics. Paul Karasik is an internationally recognized cartoonist and educator whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker magazine. His latest book, How to Read Nancy, which deconstructs the iconic Nancy comic strip to reveal the hidden language of comics, won an Eisner Award for “Best Comics-Related Book.” He was the Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly’s RAW magazine. With David Mazzuchelli, Paul created “City of Glass,” the graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s book. It was named by The Comics Journal as one of the “Best Comics of the 20th Century” and has been translated in over 20 editions worldwide. Paul has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of Visual Arts in New York City, The Center for Cartoon Studies, the Scuola di Comics Internazionale in Italy, The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, and the EESI school in Angouleme, France.