Had an electrifying experience last weekend when I went down to Washington with Judith to join our daughter Lilia, her sister-in-law Sara and Lilia’s friends Jane, Emily and Lara on the Women’s March. Felt grateful and privileged to have been able to participate in this inspiring, unforgettable event that evoked my memories of attending the historic Martin Luther King coming-together of l963. Time —and we all — march on into today’s own historic (or should that be hysteric?) times. Should be rich with source material.
JUST PUBLISHED! The first-ever compilation of cartoons from The Realist — the legendary, iconic, hugely-influential satirical magazine published by Paul Krassner!
Outrageous cartoons were the highlights of each issue — some of the most incendiary ever to appear in an American periodical — likened to Charlie Hebdo by Time magazine.
The Realist Cartoons, a 296-page volume from Fantagraphics Books, collects almost all of the magazine’s cartoons that appeared on its pages during its historic run. Presented in chronological sequence, dated and annotated, the cartoons form a unique, provocative. hilarious history of the country’s burning social/political issues from 1958 to 2001. The book includes work by Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Jay Lynch, Wallace Wood, Trina Robbins, Jay Kinney, Richard Guindon, Nicole Hollander, Skip Williamson, Ed Fisher, Sam Gross, Ed Koren and myself, among many others. You should not miss this!
Check it out at https://www.amazon.com/Realist-Cartoons-Paul-Krassner/dp/1606998943 You’ll be able to preview the first few pages when you click on the book cover there.
(My “woman in the shoe” cartoon above was in the June, 1962 issue, and is among the first I ever published.)
Last Sunday, November 13, I appeared on two panels at the first Jewish ComicCon, in a 100-year-old synagogue in Brooklyn: The first was Exploring The Jewish Roots of Comics, moderated by Danny Fingeroth and Arie Kaplan, and the second, called Spotlight on Mort Gerberg, was a conversation with them about the different cartoon genres I’ve worked in, so far. Here are a couple of reviews of the event:
The event was very interesting, from many angles, full of bagels and yuks, and make extra-enjoyable for me because my cousin Arthur, nephew Mike and grand-niece Leah showed up to cheer me on.