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.
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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:
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.