Barb Schulz helped establish and runs the comic art degree program at MCAD. She has served as chairperson for the Will Eisner Week annual event recognizing and promoting the awareness of the graphic novel as an art form. She also recently co-programmed the first international PFC (“Pierre Feuille Ciseaux” or “Rock Paper Scissors”) event in the U.S.
PFC is an experimental comics laboratory that started in rural France. Beginning with its first incarnation in 2009, PFC has brought an international group of cartoonists, illustrators, printmakers, and artists together for one week with no distractions. The artists live, eat, sleep, and work together with one sole focus: to create new work in a collaborative setting.
Schulz has been working professionally in comics since 1991 and her inking has been credited in DC, Dark Horse, Image, and Devils Due comics. Her books are in classrooms and libraries across the nation in a series of myths, biographies, and science graphic novels, introducing a new generation of school children to the potential of comics. Currently, she is working on a personal project focusing on the formal structure of the vignette in comics.