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Paul Karasik is an internationally recognized cartoonist and teacher. He gives lectures and workshops about how to make comics and about how to understand comics.
His latest work, “How To Read Nancy” (cowritten with Mark Newgarden), is a deconstruction of a single NANCY comic strip to reveal the hidden language of comics, has won an Eisner Award for “Best Comics-Related Book”.
He was the Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly’sRAW 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.
With his sister, Judy, Paul created, “The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister’s Memoir of Autism in the Family,” winner of the Autism Society of America’s “Best Literary Work of the Year.”
He was a co-editor of “Masters of American Comics,” the coffee-table companion catalog to the first major American exhibition of comics co-sponsored by the Hammer and MOCCA Museums.
His anthology celebrating forgotten comics visionary, Fletcher Hanks, received an Eisner Award, the highest honor in the field.
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.
Among other places, Paul has lectured at Princeton University, Bennington College, Penn State University, Wheaton College, and the University of Texas.
His cartoons appear in The New Yorker.