Bill Kartalopoulos | Comics Criticism, Education, Events & Curatorial Projects
BIOGRAPHY
Bill Kartalopoulos is a Brooklyn-based critic, educator, curator and publisher. He is the series editor for the Best American Comics series beginning with the 2014 volume and the publisher/editor of Rebus Books. He is the programming coordinator for SPX: The Small Press Expo, was a co-founder and the programming director for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, and has taught classes about comics and illustration at Parsons the New School for Design and elsewhere. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF), a Contributing Editor for Print Magazine, and has worked as an assistant to Art Spiegelman for several years. He is a frequent public speaker about comics and comics education, and has led public conversations with Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, Charles Burns, Brooke Gladstone, Chip Kidd, and many others. 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 earned a Bachelors Degree in History from Dartmouth College and a Masters Degree in Media Studies at The New School. He can be reached via email.

CV (pdf)
Coverage in ARTnews
Interview with the Comics Reporter
Interview for Beeldverhaal TV series (Netherlands)
Coverage in Artforum
SELECTED WRITING
Touch and Go Print Magazine
Daniel Clowes, Krazy Kat, and Rory Hayes 
Print Magazine / Salon.com
Garbage Pail Kids, From Grade-School Samizdat to Art Print Magazine
Comic Reflections on a Networked Age Print Magazine
Is That All There Is? The Brooklyn Rail
The Death Ray The Brooklyn Rail
Under Cloudy Skies Print Magazine / Salon.com
Cartoon Polymaths Exhibition Booklet (pdf)
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design
Ivan Brunetti's Hard Won Lessons Publishers Weekly
Auguries of Brilliance: The Kim Deitch Universe (pdf)
Introduction to The Search for Smilin' Ed by Kim Deitch
What Harvey Pekar Did for Comics Print Magazine
R. Crumb Re-Presents the Old, Weird Western Civilization Print Magazine
Panter's Playhouse Print Magazine
Eddie Campbell's Life-Sized Comics Publishers Weekly
2009 New Visual Artists: Eleanor Davis Print Magazine
Interview with Geoffrey Hayes Toon Books
A RAW History, part one Indy Magazine
A RAW History, part two Indy Magazine
Gustave Doré's "Holy Russia" Indy Magazine
Coffee with Paul Karasik Indy Magazine
CURATED EXHIBITS
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

CURATORIAL SERVICES
Assistant Curator: Art Spiegelman: Le Musée Privé
La Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, Angouleme, France
Wall text: Hero, Villain, Yeti: Tibet in Comics
The Rubin Museum
Catalog Essay: Silent Pictures
The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center

COURSES TAUGHT
Reading Graphic Novels six units to date
Comics History four units to date
History of Illustration eight units to date