Dan Archer creates nonfictional, journalistic comics to offer a new perspective on human rights/social justice issues and give voice to stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard. In 2010, he was awarded the John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University - the first comics journalist ever admitted to the program. His journalistic pieces have been published by American Public Media, Cartoon Movement, The London School of Economics, The Huffington Post, AlterNet, The Guardian UK, Yes! Magazine, Eye See magazine, Graphic Novel Reporter, World War 3 Illustrated, Presente, Operamundi (Brazil), Expressbuzz (India) and Independent World Report, among others. They have also been distributed by the International Organization for Migration, The Coalition for Immokalee Workers and Sparkplug comics. He has also worked with several publishers, including Penguin, Atlantic Books, Abrams Comic Arts (on a collaboration with Harvey Pekar), Random House and Harper Collins. He received his MFA in cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and currently co-teaches the graphic novel project through the Creative Writing Department at Stanford University.
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