April 19th, 2023. ““Tiburon native’s graphic novel chronicles teaching amid pandemic while battling cancer.” Profile my Emily Lavin for The Ark.
March 17th, 2023. “In New Graphic Novel, Pandemic Scatters a Vulnerable School Community.” Profile with Greg Toppo of The 74 Million
January 14th, 2022. Publisher’s Weekly: Top Ten Graphic Novels for 2023!
January 14th, 2022. Publisher’s Weekly: “Teaching From the Clouds: PW Interviews Adam Bessie.”
Dec 21st, 2022. Publisher’s Weekly: Starred Review for Going Remote: A Teacher’s Journey.
Sept 15th, 2022. The Osterholm Report from The Center for Infectious Disease and Research at the University of Minnesota. Episode 114: Time for Learning, Not Forgetting. Dr. Osherholm reads my submission for a “Beautiful Place,” in which I profiled Ocean Beach, CA as an escape from the toxic clouds hanging over public education. Listen at around 11:00 minutes left in the show.
Sept 14th, 2022. The Whenever Show with Jason Novak at The Comics Journal. I had a great time on the couch on Jason’s TV show as a comic talking about my grandfather Alvah on the Blacklist, teaching, living with cancer, and Walt Whitman.
JULY 16th, 2022. The Graphic Medicine 2022 Conference. Watch a virtual reading of Chapter 8: The Fall (only 10 minutes total). The chapter focuses on my experience fielding emails from students in crisis, posing critical questions regarding how non-counseling staff respond to mental health and basic needs challenges — and how this impacts us through “secondary trauma” and “compassion fatigue.”
JUNE 14th, 2022: KPFA-BERKELEY. The Project Censored show. First interview for Going Remote: A Teacher’s Journey! LISTEN HERE for an one-hour conversation between Adam, Peter, and host Mickey Huff about the book and the documentary Long Live My Happy Head!