Mark Hurwitt grew up in an environment that emphasized art, music, literature and politics and has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He has a B.A. in Creative Writing and has done post-graduate work at the School of Visual Arts and the University College of Dublin. He is also a certified ESL instructor. Mark has won many awards for his artwork and has illustrated more than 25 educational books. His political cartoons are widely published, have been translated into many languages and currently have an extensive presence on the internet.
Mark Hurwitt has been working as a teaching artist in public schools, libraries, community centers and homeless shelters since 1998. He uses cartooning’s combination of words with images as a learning tool to expand student’s vocabulary and develop their organizational and analytical thinking skills. Students gain self-esteem as they learn how to access their creative abilities. For more information on Mark, please visit his website.