Independent comics journalist, Mountain View, California
Project: To promote comics journalism as a legitimate, innovative way of news storytelling. The digital comics platform will incorporate interactivity, embedded multimedia and better linking to sources so as to allow more flexibility in navigating through the news and accessing contextual information. Working prototypes can be found at www.newspanels.com.
Archer was born in London and moved to the United States in 2007. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French and Spanish from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and a master of fine arts from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. He specializes in graphic narratives on U.S. politics, history and human rights. His work has appeared in Alternet, The Guardian UK, the Huffington Post, World War 3 Illustrated, Religion Dispatches and Independent World Report and has been translated into several languages. He was a co-instructor in the graphic novel project in the Creative Writing Department at Stanford. He created “A Graphic History of the Honduran Coup,” for which he developed the first iPhone news comics app. He is working on an update of that as well as an iPad app.
Archer discusses a digital comics platform that allows readers to explore news stories in innovative, interactive ways.
Information on this page is from the fellowship year.