The 363rd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5pm ET. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please note the 5pm start time. Email to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

Alexander Roob on his book, The History of Press Graphics.

Roob will introduce his new book, a survey on the golden age of graphic journalism 1819-1921, that will be published these days and he will present the history behind it, all the way back to the Potato Eaters.  

Alexander Roob has worked as a comic-strip artist and painter for churches, theatres and films. In 1985 he started his sequential pictorial novel CS, including sections of drawn reportages for the Grafische Sammlung Albertina (Vienna), the Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt/Main) and The Guardian (London).  In 2004 he founded the Melton Prior Institute for Reportage Drawing and Printing Culture together with the art historian and curator Clemens Krümmel.