“She takes true risks for her reporting, and what comes out of it is insightful, informative, and funny.” - BoingBoing
“Sharp, savvy, unsentimental, and blessed with an expressive pen and a keen ear.” - San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Susie Cagle has so much to say about something that matters so little and disgusts so many as it passes from history.” - A man on the internet
Susie Cagle is a staff writer and illustrator at Grist. She’s also currently working with a team of reporters and students on a community media project about gun violence in Oakland, Calif.
Susie has written and drawn for the Atlantic, the Guardian, the Nation, Boston Review, Truthout, Campus Progress, the Awl, the Hairpin, the Rumpus, Cartoon Movement, McSweeney’s, and many others. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, BoingBoing, and others, and she’s received honors from Society of Professional Journalists and the International Women’s Media Foundation. Susie has a masters in journalism from Columbia, which still doesn’t offer a cartooning class.
There are currently no upcoming scheduled events. Past:
April 2013: The National Conference for Media Reform, Denver, CO. Panel on solutions journalism.
September 21-22, 2012: Online News Association Conference, San Francisco, CA. Friday 3:30 p.m. panel on comics journalism.
June 23-September 23, 2012: Small Press Spotlight at the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco CA.
September 15-16, 2012: Small Press Expo, Bethesda, MD. Sunday 3 p.m. panel on editorial comics in periodical publications.
September 14-15, 2012: Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Washington D.C. Saturday 11 a.m. panel on journalism and comics.
September 1-2, 2012: San Francisco Zine Fest, San Francisco, CA. Sunday 12 p.m. panel on comics and journalism.
July 12-15, 2012: Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA. Thursday 1 p.m. panel on progressive politics and comics; Sunday 3 p.m. panel on journalism and comics.
April 2012: San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA. Master class on comics and journalism.
March-April 2012: SomArts, San Francisco, CA. I Am Crime art show featuring Occupy Oakland paintings, reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
March 2012: South by Southwest, Austin, Texas. Panel on comics and journalism.
January 2012: Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Guest lecture on comics and journalism.
September 2011: San Francisco Zine Fest, San Francisco, CA. Panel on comics and journalism.
March 2011: National Conference for Media Reform, Boston, MA. Panel on comics and journalism.
October 2010: Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, CA. Panel on comics and journalism.
October 2009: Charles Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA. Cartoonist in residence.