Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel is the author of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, written in collaboration with her husband, the cartoonist Matt Madden; and the graphic novelsLa Perdida (Pantheon Books) and Life Sucks. Previously, she published Soundtrack and Mirror, Window(Fantagraphics Books), two collections that gather stories and drawings from her comic book Artbabe, which she published between 1992 and 1999. She also collaborated with Ira Glass on Radio: An Illustrated Guide, a non-fiction comic about how the radio show This American Life is made. Abel won both the Harvey and Lulu awards for “Best New Talent” in 1997; La Perdida won the 2002 “Best New Series” Harvey Award. She teaches at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and Madden and Abel are also series editors for The Best American Comics. Abel and Madden live in Brooklyn with their daughter and son. For more, see jessicaabel.com.
Jessica and Matt are available to do lectures and workshops on making comics in a variety of contexts and grade levels. You can find reports about many of our talks and school visits on our blog. If you are interested in getting in touch about an event, please write us at email@example.com.