The New York Center for Independent Publishing presents:
Comics History/ New York History
Political Cartooning in New York City
Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:30 p.m.
Boss Tweed may have been the most powerful man in the city, but he was
still tormented by Thomas Nast’s biting parodies of him as a cartoon.
Decades later, Jules Feiffer took on Presidents from Eisenhower to
Clinton in the pages of The Village Voice. Parsons Illustration faculty member
Bill Kartalopoulos will lead a panel exploring the historical – and ongoing
– interaction between political cartoons, New York City, and the
public. Panel members will include: graphic novelist and illustrator
Eric Drooker, whose work regularly appears on the cover of The New
Yorker; cartoonist and SVA faculty member Tom Hart, whose Hutch Owen
has appeared in two book collections and a daily comic strip in the
Metro; New York Times contributor and cartoonist Tim Kreider, whose
cartoon, The Pain – When Will It End?, has been collected in two
books; and World War 3 Illustrated co-founder, graphic novelist, and
Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper, whose “Eye of the Beholder” was the
first comic strip to regularly appear in The New York Times.
Join us at our historic building at 20 West 44th Street as we explore
New York City through comics. Visit our website at www.nycip.org for
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for members, and $5 for students, and
can be paid in advance online or at the door on the day of the event.
This program is supported, in part, by NYSCA (New York States Council
on the Arts) and public funds from the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
NYCIP is an educational program of the General Society of Mechanics
and Tradesmen. You can read more about this event at their website.