Kori Michele Handwerker is a comics educator and freelance cartoonist working out of Brunswick, Maine.
Their work focuses on LGBTQ experiences, romance, monsters, and identity. They've been producing comics since 2011. Kori has an MFA in Cartooning, a BFA in Painting, and professional experience with both analog and digital production, including screen printing, watercolor, Adobe InDesign, Clip Studio, and Photoshop.
They're currently a professor at the Center for Cartoon Studies, teaching Publication skills and Professional practices, along with workshops in Queer Comics, Color in Comics, and screenprinting. They're also self-publishing journal comics, screenprinted zines, and adult comics as well as organizing collaborative fanzines and doing freelance comics work including sensitivity reading and color flatting.
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Kori uses the pronouns they/them, and loves cats, glitter, tea, nail art, and experimental book design.