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Jackie Roche


jackie.a.roche [at] gmail.com
Chicago, IL


Comics

Books

Escape from Syria, (cover, interior line art), written by Samya Kullab, interior colors by Mike Freiheit (Firefly Books, forthcoming 2017).

Periodicals and Anthologies

The Graphic Canon of Crime & Mystery, Volume 1, adapted excerpt TBA (Seven Stories Press, forthcoming, 2017).

Sweaty Palms, "Or Flight" (2017).

Harvard Library's Office for Scholarly Communication, comics pages for "Fair Use of Unpublished Works," written by Sarah W. Searle and Kyle K. Courtney, (for Fair Use Week, Feb. 2017).

Colonial Comics: New England: 1750 – 1775, "This Detested Tea: The Origin of the Boston Tea Party Tea and Why it Matters," (Fulcrum, winter 2017).

Blunderbuss, "On This Very Spot: Dr. Brown" (Democracy issue, Fall 2016).

The Nib, "Graying World," written by Andy Warner (Aug. 2016).

Harvard Library's Office for Scholarly Communication, comics pages and additional writing for "Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music," and comics pages for "Bill Graham Archives v. DK," written by Sarah W. Searle and Kyle K. Courtney, (for Fair Use Week, Feb. 2016).

Crain's Chicago Business, "Seeing Red," written by Jeff Ruby, AD Jason McGregor (Jan. 2016).

Irene 6, "Hopes Up," (dist. by Hic & Hoc, 2015).

The Nib in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, "The Corner Store After Katrina: A Lower Ninth resident invests everything he’s got," written by Gary Rivlin (August 2015).

Fusion: Graphic Culture Section, "Underemployed" (May 2015).

Los Angeles News Group, Special Sections: Outlook 2015, "Your Guide to Financial Health," (March 29, 2015), 23 – 26.

Then it was Dark, "Sleep," edited by Sarah Benkin (Peppermint Monster Press, 2015).

Harvard Library's Office for Scholarly Communication, comics pages for "Origin of U.S. Fair Use," written by Sarah W. Searle and Kyle K. Courtney, (for Fair Use Week, Feb. 2015).

Symbolia Magazine in partnership with Pacific Standard Magazine, "Survive and Thrive: How Big Data Is Transforming Health Care," (2015).

Irene 4, "Black Boots," edited by Andy Warner, dw, and Dakota McFadzean, (2014).

Symbolia Magazine, comics pages for Audrey Quinn's "What Happened to Lake Erie," and "Syria's Climate Conflict," End of the Line issue, April 2014.

The Cartoon Picayune no. 6, winter 2014, "Good Hands," edited by Josh Kramer, (2013).

Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends: A Collection of Unsolved Mysteries, "The Leatherman," edited by Emi Gennis, (Hic & Hoc Publications, 2013). 

Playlist, "The Devil and the Farmer's Wife," folk song adaptation, edited by Jen Hickman, (2013).

Travel: 2011 SCAD Sequential Art Anthology, "To Antietam," SCAD Sequential Art department anthology, 2011.



Illustration

Covers

Multimedia Visual Storytelling

  • Wishing Step Pictures, illustrations for a human trafficking documentary film and outreach campaign trailer, working title "Slavery is Over." Sched. release 2016.
  • No Labels org, illustrations for social media coverage of the State of the Union Address, Jan. 2015.
  • VICE News, illustrations for "Correspondent Confidential: Uncovering a Mysterious Cholera Outbreak in Haiti" Produced by Carrie Ching, 2014.

Children's Books

  • GIA Publications, Inc., illustrated children's book The Derby Ram, adapted by John M. Feierabend, (2010).



Teaching

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa

Distinguished Visiting Writer: Art, Comics, and Transformative Journalism, Block 3: Oct – Nov. 2015

Designed and taught ENG 381, a multidisciplinary workshop-style course that taught students how to produce an original work of comics journalism by integrating concepts and techniques from comics, journalism, and writing.

The final project was an 8 – 10 page comics script for an original comics journalism story, and corresponding thumbnail sketches. Scripts integrated primary, secondary and personal interview sources, and all sources were documented in endnotes.


SCAD

Savannah, GA

Teaching Intern, SEQA 419: Children's Picture Books, winter quarter 2012

Developed and delivered a materials demo and a presentation on the children's book industry. Provided feedback on student work and assisted students in book assembly.


East Haven Youth Service Bureau

East Haven, CT summer 2010
Developed and taught a summer book illustration workshop for teenagers.


Writing & Editing

SCAD

Writer (freelance) 1/2014 – 9/2014

Wrote SCAD eLearning courses in collaboration with subject-matter experts and instructional designers.


SCAD

Copy Editor (work-study) 10/2010 – 9/2012

Edited academic content for online courses with emphasis on organization, clarity, and tone.
Provided instructional designers with feedback on the specific writing issues and patterns in each course.


SCAD

Content Producer (work-study) 7/2012 – 11/2012

Researched and wrote content for the SCAD Virtual Lecture Hall using the Wordpress platform.
Created the Virtual Lecture Hall Content Guide, a content strategy and writing guide for future VLH content producers.


Conferences
& Exhibitions

Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Art Annual 2016

Works selected for the juried annual: "Survive and Thrive: How Big Data Is Transforming Health Care," and "Underemployed."


SND Makes

Society for News Design rapid prototyping event
Washington DC, April 2015

Prompt: "How might we tell better picture stories?"Collaborated with a team of designers and developers to create a tool (Z-Space) to navigate non-linear stories using images.


SND Makes

Society for News Design rapid prototyping event
Chicago, IL, Feb. 2016

Prompt: “How might we grow community around games, the artists who make them, the fans that love them?”
Collaborated with teammates to create Outpost, a community that helps indie game developers find each other, make referrals to journalists, and see what types of articles are getting published all in one place. (More info, repo, presentation)


Education

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

MFA, sequential art | Savannah, GA 2010 – 2012
SCAD Honors Academic Scholarship, 2010 – 2012
Sequential Art Dept. Scholarship, 2011


University of Hartford, Hartford Art School

BFA, illustration, American history subject-area major | W. Hartford, CT 2005 – 2009

University Honors Program
University of Hartford Presidential Scholarship
History Department Award for Excellence
Doris Kinsella Student Achievement Award, 2009
Senior Regents' Honor Award, 2009
Junior Regents' Honor Award, 2008
Roosevelt Institute: member 2006 – 2007, chapter secretary 2007 – 2008
Inducted into Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society


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