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.” With his sister, Judy, he 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.”

Karasik has taught cartooning classes at RISD, the School of Visual Arts, Boston University, Princeton University, and The Center for Cartoon Studies and has 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.