LJ Baptiste is an art educator and cartoonist from Boston. He has collaborated with media giants such as Google, Hasbro, and PBS to produce essential works of art. He is best known for his ongoing comic book series, COMIXSCAPE, which features the adventures of a bright-eyed, perpetually preteen boy and his raccoon sidekick. In addition, he works as part of the team that makes up Comics in Color, a Boston-based comic collective and now annual festival centered on stories by and about people of color. Whether it’s work in animation, graphic apparel designs, or COMIXSCAPE, LJ’s art can be described as distinctive, masterful, and captivating. When it comes to visual communication, LJ prioritizes authenticity, details, and positive messages.
LJ Baptiste is teaching the following courses:
Cartooning and Narrative Illustration
September 9–October 21, 2023
Introduction to Comics and Visual Narrative: Character Design and World Building
October 28–December 16, 2023