Bill Kartalopoulos
Bill Kartalopoulos is a Brooklyn-based comics critic, educator, curator and editor. He is the Series Editor for the Best American Comics series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He currently teaches Comics History in the MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA and has developed and taught courses on the graphic novel, comics history, and the history of Illustration at Parsons The New School for Design.

A frequent public speaker and event organizer, Kartalopoulos is widely recognizing for raising the level of discourse at public events dedicated to comics. He is the programming coordinator for SPX: The Small Press Expo, the programming director for the MoCCA Arts Festival, and co-founded the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, which ran for four years before concluding in 2012. He has led public conversations with Chris Ware, Paul Auster, Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, Charles Burns, Brooke Gladstone, Chip Kidd, Stephin Merritt, and many others. He has written about comics for venues including Publishers Weekly, Print Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, World Literature Today, American Book Review, The Comics Journal, Collection Revue, Kaboom, Artenol, and others.

He worked as an assistant to Art Spiegelman for several years and is a member of the Executive Committee for the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF). He is the publisher/editor of the small, occasional avant-garde comics publishing imprint Rebus Books. He previously published the comics newsblog EGON and edited Indy Magazine, which was the first online publication to be nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards. He holds a Bachelors Degree in History from Dartmouth College and a Masters Degree in Media Studies from The New School. He is currently writing a book about comics.
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UPCOMING & RECENT EVENTS
September 24, 2015
American Book Review Reading Series
University of Houston-Victoria
Victoria, TX


September 19-20, 2015
SPX: The Small Press Expo
Bethesda, MD


August 8-9, 2015
Autoptic
Minneapolis, MN


May 20, 2015
Jean-Christophe Menu:
Independent Publishing as Art
Albertine, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy
New York, NY


April 16, 2015
Industry Day
The Center for Cartoon Studies
White River Junction, VT


April 10 - 12, 2015
MoCCA Arts Festival
Center 548
New York, NY


January 29 - February 1, 2015
Festival International de la Bande Dessinée
Angoulême, France


November 21-23, 2014
Miami Book Fair International
Miami, FL


November 18, 2014
New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium with Hanneriina Moisseinen
Parsons The New School for Design
New York, NY


November 13-15, 2014
International Comic Arts Forum
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio


October 11, 2014
Discussing the Essential Kurtzman:
Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book
New York Comic-Con
The Javits Center
New York, NY
5:15 pm


October 8, 2014
Best American Comics 2014 Book Release
The Strand
New York, NY
7pm
CURATORIAL


Alt-Weekly Comics
Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Joost Swarte: Urban and Urbane
Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Kim Deitch: Le Secret le mieux gardé de la bande dessinée américaine
Mains d'Œuvres, Formula Bula festival, Saint Ouen, France
R. Sikoryak: La Bande dessinée américaine et son double
Les Rendez-Vous de la Bande Dessinée, Amiens, France
Uncanny Valleys: Blexbolex, Richard McGuire, Olivier Schrauwen
Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn
Ruppert and Mulot 101
Wayfarers Gallery, Brooklyn
Short Cuts
Les Rendez-Vous de la Bande Dessinée, Amiens, France
Cartoon Polymaths
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center,
Parsons The New School for Design

R. Sikoryak: How Classics and Cartoons Collide
MoCCA: The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
Kim Deitch: A Retrospective
MoCCA: The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

EDITORIAL

American Book Review
Volume 36, Issue 2
Focus Editor: Comics



The Best American Comics 2014
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Series Editor



Barrel of Monkeys
by Florent Ruppert & Jérôme Mulot
(Rebus Books)
Publisher/Editor



MetaMaus
by Art Spiegelman
(Pantheon Books)
Associate Editor for Multimedia
Graphic Production and Image Curation