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 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 developing a book on comics theory.



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

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

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

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

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

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

April 10 - 12, 2015
MoCCA Arts Festival
Center 548
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


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

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

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