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I’m Appearing at The New School on February 28!


Hi!  Just to announce that I will be speaking — on “The Magazine Cartoon: Telling a Story in Only One Panel” — at the long-running, prestigious New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby beyond the entrance).  Admission is free and open to the public.

l’ll discuss and show samples of my multi-genre career in cartooning, including work with The New Yorker, on television, reportage, children’s books and teaching at Parsons in the 1970s that led to my widely-respected book, “Cartooning: The Art and the Business.” (I’ll have new copies available to sell and sign after the Q&A that will follow.)
Hope to see you there.NewSchoolMortTalk

Old Year, New Year, Same Subject

The tumultuous, incredible events that closed out 2016 and began 2017 were totally dominated by the subject of Donald Trump.  No need to fish around for material here; ready-made cartoon ideas jumped right out, so  cartoonists had little more to do than write down what we heard and what we saw in real life.  The headlines in the daily papers have been nearly impossible to twist because they were virtually unbelievable.  Here were a few for starters:17343cartoons 2 17344cartoons 1 17346cartoons 3 17351resolutionTrumpCold

Washington, D.C. Women’s March 1/21/17

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.MortDCMarch1 MortJudLilSarah2copy PinkLawsOff