Class Report

Comics Journalism

Teacher: Josh Kramer, center, editor of The Cartoon Picayune
Location: Big Planet Comics, U Street
Date: June 25, 2015

What was the take-home message of the class?
Comics journalism provides an immersive experience into true stories created using research and attention to detail.

What was the most surprising thing you learned?
Not only does our teacher Josh have an MFA in cartooning, he also has a pretty cool-looking diploma.

What did you learn that you can put into practice immediately?
The best way to improve your drawing skills is practice. To make sure you practice, place an X on the calendar for every day your draw. Try not to break the chain of Xs.

Where can I read some comics journalism?

“Footnotes in Gaza” by Joe Sacco
“A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge” by Josh Neufeld
“How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less” by Sarah Glidden
“Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays”
The Cartoon Picayune
The Nib
Cartoon Movement