“Like Sacco, there’s an unending curiosity and thirst for truth that drives Archer… Archer’s gift as a storyteller is his ability to quickly distill enormous and complex amounts of information into easily-digestible images.”
The Comics Journal, June 2010 review of the Honduran Coup: A Graphic History
I create non-fictional, journalistic comics to offer a new perspective on US foreign and domestic policy and give voice to stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard. My journalistic pieces have been published by American Public Media, The Poynter Institute, Truthout, San Francisco Public Press, Huffington Post, Alternet, The Guardian UK, Presente, Operamundi (Brazil), Expressbuzz (India) and Independent World Report.
I was awarded a John S.Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University 2010-11. Read about what I got up to here. I’ve spoken at length about the power of visual storytelling in a journalistic context, at: the Online News Association; Savannah College of Art and Design; Stanford J-School; Stanford D. School; University of Hawaii-Hilo; and Eurasia Foundation (Moscow) to name a few.
He received his MFA in cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and has taught the graphic novel project through the Creative Writing Department at Stanford University for the past 3 years. His class was even featured in Playboy once (it’s not what you think).
He regularly gives workshops in visual storytelling and would be glad to arrange a private visit to your home or office.
Visit the workshops page for more information. Contact him at: dan [at] archcomix [dot] com