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.