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, Fusion, Harvard Library's Office for Scholarly Communication, LA News Group, Symbolia Magazine in partnership with Pacific Standard, and Symbolia in partnership with Years of Living Dangerously on Showtime, The Cartoon Picayune, The Nib, and The Nib in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, VICE News, 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.
She is currently working with a journalist and publisher on a book.
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). Originally from Connecticut, Jackie currently lives in Chicago with her partner, their student loan debt, and the world's most handsome cat.
See her CV page.
Interview: Q+A with Josh Kramer of The Cartoon Picayune
For freelance inquiries:
jackie.a.roche [at] gmail dot com
Sulzer Library Comic Fest
Aug. 5 & 6, 2017
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) June 10 & 11, 2017.