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Jerzy Drozd

Visual Arts, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Jerzy Drozd leads cartooning workshops for children and teens in libraries and schools, as well as for teachers who want to bring comics to the classroom. He wrote and drew Science Comics: Rockets with his wife, Anne Drozd, and is one of the artists of The Warren Commission Report. He also podcasts about comics and how to make them.

Jerzy has drawn special projects for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, Marvel Comics, VIZ Media, and others. He is currently working on his next middle grade graphic novel, The Inscrutable Doctor Baer and the Case of the Two-Faced Statue.

Jerzy began work as a teaching artist in 2007 when he served as the lead teaching artist for the ArtServe Michigan’s Literacy Arts Comic Book Project, in which he visited 10 Detroit public schools (grades 3-6) to teach students how to make comic books. He has since led workshops and classes throughout Michigan and across North America, including a two-day workshop for educators at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He served as the programming coordinator for the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival from 2009 to 2019.

Jerzy enjoys connecting kids with comics in a meaningful way. The visual language of comics unlocks new forms of expression that appeal to different learning modalities. Kids who may be labeled as “reluctant readers” can discover a love of reading and writing through cartooning. He especially enjoys connecting his lesson plans with classroom curricula—he feels a strong sense of mission to be an ally not only to the students but to the educators advocating for them.

The award of this badge shows that the artist participated in a two-day workshop at the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning that focused on understanding arts integration, domains of youth development, behavior management, academic and fine arts standards, outcomes and indicators, and learning strategies and activities. The earner developed a program plan to apply these concepts in their work with students, earning a score of 75% or greater related to specific scoring criteria.

Grade Levels/Age Groups

  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

Facilities and Resources Required

  • Electrical Outlets
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Paper and pencils
  • Dry erase board
  • Projector


Upon request





Images and video courtesy of the teaching artist.