Jackie Roche is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator specializing in nonfiction comics about history and current events. She works both independently and in collaboration with writers and journalists.
Blunderbuss Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Splinter (formerly Fusion), Firefly Books, Harvard Library, Office for Scholarly Communication, LA News Group, Symbolia, The Cartoon Picayune, The Nib, and The Nib in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Wishing Step Pictures.
Comics in anthologies: Colonial Comics: New England, 1750 – 1775 (vol. II), Irene #4, Irene #6, Unknown Origins and Untimely Ends, Then it was Dark, Sweaty Palms, and the forthcoming Graphic Canon of Crime and Mystery, vol. 1.
Jackie has previously written online course material for Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and she designed and taught Art, Comics, and Transformative Journalism, a multidisciplinary workshop-style course at Cornell College.
Jackie graduated from the University of Hartford honors program summa cum laude in 2009 with majors in illustration and American history, and earned her MFA at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Both institutions awarded her academic scholarships covering approximately half the cost of tuition. She currently owes $13,431.24 on her bachelor's degree and $62.956 on her master's.
Originally from Connecticut, Jackie currently lives in Chicago with her partner.
See her CV page.
Interview: Q+A with Josh Kramer of The Cartoon Picayune
For freelance inquiries:
jackie.a.roche [at] gmail dot com
As of 2019, I cannot accept page rates below:
Art only: $200
Art and script: $250
Please get in touch to work out a project rate for illustrations or longform work, or a day rate for teaching, event, or on-location work.
I do not do spec. work.