Paul Karasik

Paul Karasik

Lecturer in Art

Two-time Eisner Award winner, Paul Karasik, is an internationally recognized cartoonist and teacher who began his career as the Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly’s RAW magazine.

With David Mazzuchelli he created, “City of Glass”, the graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s book, named by The Comics Journal as one of the “Best Comics of the 20th Century”.

Paul and his sister, Judy, authored “The Ride Together, a Memoir of Autism in the Family”, winner of the Autism Society of America’s “Best Literary Work of the Year”.

As the co-editor of “Masters of American Comics”, the coffee-table companion catalogue to the first major American exhibition of comics co-sponsored by the Hammer and MOCCA Museums, he worked with 15 great writers (Stanley Crouch, Dave Eggers, Pete Hammill, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Storr, et al.) to write about 15 great cartoonists.

He garnered his Eisner Awards for an anthology celebrating forgotten comics visionary, Fletcher Hanks, and for “How To Read Nancy”, a scholarly book about the language of comics co-written with Mark Newgarden.

Paul’s work has appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker.