James Sturm

James Sturm is cofounder of The Center for Cartoon Studies and Seattle’s alt newsweekly The Stranger. His writings and illustrations have appeared in scores of publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Onion, The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. James has spoken at hundreds of conferences, universities, public schools, libraries, and comics and book festivals and was a 2008 and 2015 MacDowell Colony Fellow.


Market Day
Satchel Paige
James Sturm’s America
Adventures in Cartooning


Comics and Writing Online

The Sponsor
How Hard Is It To Get Into the New Yorker?
Offline, What Happened When I Gave Up The Internet
Slate Diary: On Starting The Center for Cartoon Studies
The World is Made of Cheese: The Applied Cartooning Manifesto



TEDx Talk on Visual Literacy
Virginia Commonwealth University



Graphic Jews, Negotiating Identity in Sequential Art at Skidmore College
Denys Wortman at the City Museum of New York
Committed to Comics at Swarthmore College



James Talks with Diane Sawyer
Profiled in Spring 2015 Vermont Life