The 184th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  April 11, 2017 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

John Roman on Mapping Thoreau’s World: The Crossroads where Cartooning, Architectural and Technical Art Meet
John Roman reveals the curious connection between being a cartoonist and his work in the field of “imaginative” mapping. In particular, Roman will discuss the conceptual and aesthetic process behind one of his map assignments: an historically-accurate recreation of Henry David Thoreau’s world (circa 1845).

Cartographic illustrator John Roman is author of the recently-released book, The Art of Illustrated Maps (2015), as well as creator of three nationally-syndicated comic strips (King Features and United Feature Syndicate). Roman is also assistant professor of Illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.