Authors at School

Ali Fitzgerald at Gesamtschule Treuenbrietzen

Ali Fitzgerald taught a workshop at the Gesamtschule Treuenbrietzen on July 5, 2023. During this, students were able to gain insight into Fitzgerald’s work, which has been published in the New York Times, The Guardian, and others. Since her work mainly consists of comics and drawings, the assignments for the students had a similar focus – they were asked to get creative and draw images ranging from desk neighbors to fantastic creatures. Ali Fitzgerald instructed the students to create their own zine, which was highly interesting to them, since many had not heard of this format prior to the workshop.

Ali Fitzgerald is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, where she writes and draws a monthly column called „America!„. She also wrote and drew the popular comic „Hungover Bear and Friends“ for McSweeney’s and currently contributes comics to the Book Section of the New York Times. She also created a monthly visual column for Art das Kunst Magazin and a weekly comic for New York Magazine’s the Cut called „Bermuda Square“.

She was awarded the Cornish Fellowship with the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2017 as well as the Georgia Fee Fellowship in Paris through Artslant in early 2018. In the Spring of 2018, she collaborated with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to create a series of drawings about Magritte.

Photography: Fotoatelier Straubel