Drawing: Christina Stewart, Drawing for Comics
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Christina “Steenz” Stewart is a cartoonist. In addition to co-creating the McDuffie Award-winning graphic novel Archival Quality with writer Ivy Noelle Weir, Steenz’s work has been seen in numerous comic anthologies, including the Eisner Award-winning Elements: Fire. She recently took over the comic strip Heart of the City, making her one of few Black female cartoonists on mainstream funny pages. In this video she describes her work as a cartoonist, her techniques, her inspirations, and her belief in the power of story through cartoons.

Type of Video: Profile*
Unique Video ID: AandA-CStewart**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • For Discussion: Before viewing the video, have students hypothesize about the processes and techniques a cartoonist uses. Then view the video and discuss what they learned.
  • Activity Idea: Provide the video to students interested in cartooning or doing an independent project or artwork focused on cartooning.
  • Activity Idea: Use the video as part of a career exploration unit. What do students learn about a career as a cartoonist/in the arts?


*Profile videos use a first-person/first-hand approach to highlight interesting people doing interesting things in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.