I received a BA in Journalism (Media Criticism and Analysis) from New York University.
I received an MLIS from the School of Information and Library Sciences at Pratt Institute.
I have worked in my family's business, O.K. Harris Works of Art, and have reviewed movies for Review Magazine (now defunct, but not because of me).
I am a librarian at LREI (Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School), a progressive school in Greenwich Village.
I am a professor at Pratt Institute, where I teach the graduate course Graphic Novel: Narrative and Sequence.
I am a writer and reviewer for Booklist, the official magazine of the American Library Association. Several of my articles are available on the Articles page.
I frequently speak on the history and analysis of comic books and graphic novels and their use in libraries and education. I have done this for students, librarians, educators and those simply interested in the form at a range of venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I have also been a panelist at Book Expo America.
I served on the American Library Association's Great Graphic Novels for Teens Award Committee from 2008 to 2012 and on the 2012 Eisner Awards committee.
I continue to write non-fiction, short stories and novels and still live in Manhattan with my wife Maren Berthelsen (producer of Yank! The Musical) and our two daughters, Zoe and Verity.
|Laura and Mal, the two main characters of Those That Wake, by Zoe Karp|