Published on February 3rd, 2016 | by Keiler Roberts


SCHOOL IS A LOT OF WORK: Comics by Keiler Roberts

Questioning the type of education I want for my daughter sent me into memories of my own public school in Wisconsin in the 80s. We were the Royal Oaks Raccoons with the school colors golden rod and brown. Almost every school memory I have revolves around embarrassment, shame, disgust, nosebleeds, and anxiety. I recorded one of my nicest memories here, and in the process realized it probably never happened and the part I was most certain about definitely wasn’t true.

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About the Author


Keiler Roberts teaches comics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, daughter and dog. The Comics Journal said of her third book, Miseryland, that she “captures human nature in all its quirky contradiction.” Her Ignatz-award winning autobiographical series Powdered Milk can be seen at Her new book, Sunburning, has just been released by Koyama Press. Author photo by Glitter Guts.

One Response to SCHOOL IS A LOT OF WORK: Comics by Keiler Roberts

  1. Avatar Jody L says:

    Truly an absorbing, meaningful comic. I grew up in the Evanston Public School system, and at least my memories of life at Oakton Elementary were positive (of course this was eons ago!).

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