The 293rd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Januarry 19, 2021 at 7pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email comicssymposium@gmail.com to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

A Working-class Artist: Jerry Moriarty

Rotart Sulli  is an artist who only makes art on assignment. He is not an independent painter or cartoonist, but an illustrator. He makes art for a client who determines the content, not for a muse or a gallery. Legendary “paintoonist” Jerry Moriarty investigates the problems of being “a working class guy working for a boss,” and those of the real-life artist working alone in a mysterious and uncertain world, in a narrative lecture that will also introduce his upcoming graphic novel, Visual Crime

Jerry Moriarty is a painter and cartoonist (self-described as a “paintoonist”) from New York. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pratt institute, and is perhaps best-known for his comic, Jack Survives, first published in Art Spiegelman’s RAW. He taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City for 50 years, and now lives in Binghamton, New York.

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