Paul Karasik

Two-time Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Paul Karasik studied at the School of Visual Arts with master cartoonists Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman and Art Spiegelman. His groundbreaking transformation (co-created with RISD alumnus David Mazzucchelli) of the Paul Auster novel City of Glass into a graphic novel has been translated into more than 20 foreign editions. The Comics Journal called his book How to Read Nancy (co-written with Mark Newgarden), “the best book ever written about comics.”

Karasik has taught cartooning classes at the School of Visual Arts and Boston University and given workshops all over the world, including at EESI in Angoulême, France; TAW in Viborg, Denmark; and the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Florence, Italy. His cartoons appear in The New Yorker.

Fall 2021

ILLUS-3942-01 Gained In Translation: Comics As Adaptation
ILLUS-8900-03 ISP Major
RISD faculty member Paul Karasik
  • BFA, Pratt Institute
  • M.ED, Lesley University