Chair, Public Relations
Member, Development Committee
Member, Strategic Planning group
Board Appointed Member since 2012
Paul Karasik is a founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School where he served as President of the Board and is presently Development Director. He is also an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist and cartoonist whose work appears in The New Yorker. City of Glass, his graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s book, was cited by The Comics Journal as one of the 100 Best Comics of the 20th Century and has been translated into over 20 languages.
Paul teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design, at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, and in college-level programs in Denmark, France, and Italy. He has lectured and written extensively about the art and history of comics, visual storytelling, visual humor, and visual literacy. Paul also serves on the board of Options in Education
Paul and his wife, Marsha Winsryg, an accomplished pastel artist, moved to the Vineyard in 1989. Marsha runs a small but impactful non-profit, the African Artists Community Development Project, which raises funds for disabled children and their families in Zambia.
Paul’s Blog: paulkarasik.blogspot.com