Adam Bessie writes comics in collaboration with illustrators that have appeared in national outlets such as The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, Truthout and more. Currently, Adam is focused on his book-length graphic memoir It’s All In Your Head: A Decade Living With Brain Cancer (with Marc Parenteau).
Adam mostly focuses on non-fiction comics, on the topics of cancer, media ecology, and education. He won the New York Association of Black Journalists 2018 Award for his graphic essay “Betsy Devos’ ‘School Choice’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. It’s a Return to Segregation” (with Erik Thurman for Splinternews). His education comics were translated and published in Spanish as Education? Que Education? (Morata Press, Madrid, 2019).
Adam lives in the SF Bay Area with his wife and son, where he is a full-time community college English professor.