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Tonight: Dave Eggers event about the McSweeney’s Newspaper

A Vibrant Map of the World: McSweeney’s Panorama and the Beauty of Newspapers
January 13, 2010 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street

When McSweeney’s printed a prototype Sunday newspaper last month, the writers, editors, and artists who worked on the project were hoping to show some of the great things the print medium remains capable of. The result was the San Francisco Panorama, which sold out within its first week and garnered accolades across the country.

Dave Eggers, author and editor of McSweeney’s, joined by contributors to the project, will give a presentation on the Panorama, discussing the thinking that went into it and what newspapers as a print medium still have to offer.

Introduced by Luis Jaramillo, associate chair, The Writing Program at the New School

Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Admission: Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served.

Parsons faculty and alums in McSweeney’s!


The new McSweeney’s (#28) showcases work of two recent Illustration alum, Liz Lee (see above) and Phillip Fivel Nessen (see below), and Illustration Part-time faculty member Jordin Isip, who each illustrated a modern fable for the publication.  Here’s a description of the edition: 

McSweeney’s #28
This time around, Mcsweeney’s presents us with “eight individual books, fully illustrated, which resurrect and reinvent the art of the fable — simple, suprising, and morally direct.  More or less.”  Each of these books is a snappy little hardcover, the cover illustration of each of which join together (and are held together in this cleverly designed package) to form two large painted images by Danica Novgorodoff.   The books are:  Poor Little Egg-Boy Hatched in a Shul by Nathan Englander, illustrated by Jordin Isip; The Book and the Girl by Brian Evenson, illustrated by Philip Fivel Nessen; The Guy Who Kept Meeting Himself by Ryan Boudinot, illustrated by Genevieve Sims; LaKeisha and the Dirty Girl by Tayari Jones, illustrated by Morgan Elliot; The Thousands by Daniel Alarcón, illustrated by Jordan Awan; Two Free Men by Sheila Heti, illustrated by Liz Lee; Virgil Walker by Arthur Bradford, illustrated by Jon Adams; and The Box by Sarah Manguso, illustrated by Louie Cordero.

Grab your copy here!

Congratulations to Liz, Phillip, and Jordin!