Whit Taylor Joins CCS Faculty this Spring

Whit Taylor (Ghost Stories) is joining the faculty at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) this spring as the facilitator of Visiting Artist Seminar. The course features weekly guests including the most celebrated cartoonists, children’s books authors, designers, writers, and designers. Guests share their creative process and professional pathways. In addition to lecturing at CCS as a previous visiting artist, Whit was also the keynote speaker at the International Comics and Medicine Conference in 2019 (see photo above). A big thanks to R. Sikoryak who facilitated the most recent fall term of Visiting Artist Seminar. His Constitution Illustrated was a top ten The New York Times Best Graphic Novels of 2020.

Earlier this year, Whit won the Outstanding Series at the Small Press Expo Ignatz Awards for Fizzle. She is the writer of The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Harriet Tubman Toward Freedom with art by The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Kazimer Lee ’16, scheduled to release in June 2021. Whit released a video presenting this new book if you are hunting for a sneak preview!

With a BA in cultural anthropology from Brown University and an MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Boston University School of Public Health, Whit has focused many of her comics on health. Her comics have been published by The Nib, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post. She also co-edited Comics for Choice, which won an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology in 2018.

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