The 302nd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  March 30, 2021 at 7pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email comicssymposium@gmail.com to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

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Deb Sokolow on Mr. Kim Jong-un Attempts to Kidnap Mr. Michael Jordan and the Blurry Line Between Fact and Fiction

Sokolow will discuss the freedoms and problems in working with the blurry line between fact and fiction in her drawings and artist’s books, starting with the 2005 call she received from a Chicago Tribune reporter about her 48 foot-long drawing on pirates, mob bribe money and (then) Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Deb Sokolow is a Chicago-based artist whose drawings and artist’s books speculate both comically and critically on a number of subjects including institutional architecture, organizational brainwashing and the foibles of heads of state. Sokolow has exhibited at the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands, the Drawing Center in New York City, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and in a MATRIX exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. Her works are included in permanent collections such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Los Angeles County Museum of Art and have been reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, Artforum.com, Hyperallergic and Brooklyn Rail. Sokolow is Associate Professor of Instruction in the department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University and is represented by Western Exhibitions in Chicago.

Mr. Kim Jong-un Attempts to Kidnap Mr. Michael Jordan, graphite, colored pencil, pastel, crayon, ink and collage on paper, 11 x 18 inches