Tatiana Gill is a Seattle-based cartoonist who uses her art to show strength and vulnerability. Themes include body positivity, feminism, mental health, and recovery.
Tatiana has created dozens of self-published comic books, and has taught comics at the King County Library, Union Gospel Mission, YMCA, and more.
She regularly contributes to local & global publications including The Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, and the Capitol Hill Blog.
Tatiana holds a BA from Evergreen State College, with a focus in Visual Art, English Literature, and Humanities.
Tatiana's Teaching Style & Approach
How do you present material to students?
I present material verbally, through class discussion, and by providing online resources and handouts for further study.
I like to present an array of options and encourage students to explore the materials that speak to them.
How do you interact and work with students?
I treat students as colleagues and allow artistic freedom.
I like to give people permission and encouragement to be creative and express themselves, while providing guidance for areas they struggle with.
What kind of classroom dynamic do you promote?
I like a relaxed yet lively dynamic based on communication and support, where mutual respect is the bottom line.
Tatiana’s weekly prompts propelled me to create some fun work. Exercising my drawing and concept abilities. — Eric Pitsenbarger, The Business of Comics
Being able to bring in current projects or broad questions and have them answered was great! I also really liked being able to see Tatiana’s sketches, especially ones for comics I’ve seen in The Stranger and CHB before. — Chelsea Robinson, The Business of Comics