A Graphic Tale: Remote Teaching with Mr. Fitz


The multi-talented David Lee Finkle teaches ninth grade English and creative writing in a Florida public school. For 20 years, in local newspapers and online, his comic strip Mr. Fitz has succeeded in rendering the realities of teaching and school life with humor, empathy and irony. This selection of “pandemic strips” comes from his free website archive. Click any strip to enlarge.


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David Lee Finkle has been teaching middle and high school students in Florida for 28 years. He currently teaches Creative Writing and English I. He also teaches fiction writing at Stetson University’s HATS program, leading students to write collaborative novels in a week.


He is the author of two professional books for Scholastic, and for 20 years has been drawing Mr. Fitz, his wonderful comic strip about teaching, which appears online and in local newspapers (become a Patreon supporter here). Follow David on Twitter @DLFinkle and on Facebook.