"City of Glass" is an comics adaptation of the novel by Paul Auster created in collaboration with David Mazzuccchelli. It has been cited by The Comics Journal as one of the "Best 100 Comics of the 20th Century."
Here is a video link to the 20th Anniversary panel of: "City of Glass" at Comic Arts Brooklyn:
I have had over 25 years of classroom experience: School of Visual Arts in New York, The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, and for over ten years I have been on the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. I also have regular annual residencies at the Scuola di Comics Internazionale in Italy, The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, and the EESI school in Angouleme, France.
My lecture appearances have included Princeton, Wheaton College, Penn State University, Bennington College, Rice University, and the University of Texas, Austin.
I am available for lectures, workshops, and curriculum development.
In addition to full day or week-long workshops on making comics, I am also available to speak on a number of subjects including "Adaptation: The Making of City of Glass," "The Ride Together: Autism in the Family," and "How Comics Work."
Here is a video of me teaching at the Scuola di Comics Internazionale, in Florence, Italy:
“There was not a wasted moment during the Graphic Novel Workshop; I learned new things about comics every second.” – Kori, age 28, Maine
GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP, Summer 2019
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned comics pro, come to my workshop with an idea for a graphic novel and together we will bring it to life. Comics bootcamp in August at the Center for Cartoon Studies, White River Junction, VT.
Providence: Rhode Island School of Design, Making Comics class, spring semester, 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland: University of Edinburgh workshop, March 20-27
Meadowlands, N.J.: East Coast Comic Con (with Mark Newgarden, Kaz, Carol Tyler, and Denis Kitchen), May 18 @ 12:30
Angouleme, France: EESI, Graphic Novel Boot Camp, July 4-10
Durham, North Caroline: Durham Comics Fest (with Mark Newgarden), July 13
White River Junction, VT: Center for Cartoon Studies, Graphic Novel Workshop, July 29 - Aug. 9
EESI School, Angouleme, France
The Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark
Scuola di Comics, Jesi, Italy
VIDEO: Paul Karasik teaching in Italy.
VIDEO: Paul Karasik teaching Engineering students at Rice.
Blurbs about Paul Karasik
Nice things that others have said about me if you need to convince your Department Head, who knows nothing about comics, to have me come to your school:
“Paul has a kind of intelligence combined with earnestness that comes from someplace deep not a recipe book. He is very, very, very intelligent.” - Art Spiegelman Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, “MAUS: A Survivor’s Tale”
“As a practicing cartoonist, Paul has vast insight into how we read and interpret visual images, and what’s more he is a whiz at explaining how he and other artists use that knowledge to create tell stories. For all his erudition, he's witty, accessible and fun.”
-Professor Louis A. Waldman, The University of Texas at Austin
“He focuses on helping you find your individual voice as a comics creator rather than driving a bunch of jargon into your brain, and he's a real nice guy on top of that.” – Tom Toye, Cartoonist
“If you ever had any interest in taking a comics class, I recommend THIS ONE. Paul is probably one of the most insightful and all around influential and amazing teachers I’ve ever had...I give this class ten thumbs up, if I only had thumbs for each finger.” – Heather Benjamin, Cartoonist
"Brilliant, funny, and authoritative, Paul Karasik gave energetic, discussion-friendly presentations that engaged both students and faculty." - Michael Wenthe, American University
“From Garry Trudeau to Art Spiegelman, I have had the honor of sharing a classroom with the greatest cartoonists of our time. I can honestly say that Paul Karasik is second to none in cartooning knowledge, passion, insight, and connecting with an audience. He lectures are spellbinding. And he's a pretty fantastic cartoonist too!” - James Sturm, Cartoonist and co-founder the Center for Cartoon Studies
"How To Read Nancy" Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasik