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Jackie Roche is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator specializing in nonfiction comics about history and the news. 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 PicayuneThe 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, Playlist, and the forthcoming Sweaty Palms.

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 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


Process work, plein air, her cat, &c. on Tumblr & Instagram.

Occasional tweets on Twitter.


Prints via Inprnt.


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