The 226th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Oct. 23, 2018 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

Michael Kupperman on Turning Family Into Narrative: The Process of Creating All the Answers.

A few years ago Michael Kupperman set out to understand his father’s childhood, when his dad had been a nationally famous child genius, appearing in the radio and TV show Quiz Kids. This led to a lot of realizations, discoveries and emotions. This talk covers the process of turning personal experience into narrative, the presentation of history, using the internet for research, and the other assorted challenges involved in a project of this size. Kupperman will also talk about the task of being serious after a lifelong career as a humorous artist.

Michael Kupperman’s comic drawings and strips have appeared in dozens of publications including The New Yorker, Fortune, The New York Times, Nickelodeon magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Esquire, Heavy Metal and McSweeneys; comic books for DC, Marvel, and others; and been collected in multiple books, including five of his own. They’ve also been animated for Saturday Night Live, Adult Swim, and Comedy Central. Conan O’Brian described him as “probably one of the greatest comedy brains on the planet.” Michael lives in Brooklyn with his wife Muire and son Ulysses.

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