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The 233rd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  January 22, 2019 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

James Sturm: Notes On An Off Season
Cartoonist James Sturm will read excerpts from his new graphic novel Off Season, a love story about a marriage hanging on by a thread against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential elections. James’ presentation will also touch upon the drawing of dogs, crooked contractors, LSD, and 4 x 6 index cards.

James Sturm‘s graphic novels include The Golem’s Mighty Swing, Market Day, and James Sturm’s America. Other books include Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, The Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules, Denys Wortman’s New York, and the popular Adventures in Cartooning series. James is also the editor of a series of biographical graphic novels published by Disney/Hyperion. James’ comics, writing, and illustrations have appeared in scores of national and regional publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Onion, The New York Times, and on the cover of The New Yorker. He is also a regular contributor to Slate and is a co-founder of the Seattle newspaper, The Stranger. James is the recipient of several Eisner and other industry awards and a two-time MacDowell Fellow. James Sturm lives in Vermont, where he is the director of The Center for Cartoon Studies, a college for cartoonists.

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The 232nd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Dec. 11, 2018 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

Peter Maresca on Before They Were Greats: The early comics of E. C. Segar, Frank King, and Rube Goldberg

Drawing from his three most recent books, Peter Maresca presents a detailed look at the younger days of these three masters of American cartooning, with the work that led up to Popeye, Gasoline Alley, and Boob McNutt and those Incredible Inventions. Included are dozens of early 20th-century examples by these Icons of the comics, much of which has never been reprinted before.

Peter Maresca is founder and editor at Sunday Press. For nearly forty years he has contributed to scores of books and magazines in the U.S. and Europe. His work at Sunday Press has received three Will Eisner awards and fifteen nominations.

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The 231st meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Dec. 4, 2018 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

Lala Albert: selected works

Lala will read from various short and long comics created over the past 4 years, featuring mainly works in the sci-fi, erotica and sci-fi erotica genres. She will also discuss the process that went into making some or all of the comics. 

Lala Albert is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. She has had her full length comics published by Breakdown Press (Janus, 2014), Kus! (RAT, 2015), Sonatina (Wet Earth, 2017), and short comics in anthologies released by Landfill Editions, Megapress, Retrofit and others.

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The 230th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Nov. 27, 2018 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, room UL 105 (lower level). Free and open to the public.

Rebecca Szantyr on Funny Business:  Caricature as Avocational Labor

Szantyr will discuss the impact that caricature and graphic satire has played in her own research.  Presenting a few of her favorite prints, she will analyze the role of graphic satire within the larger early American print culture.   Szantyr will also address the challenges and surprises she encountered in curating an exhibition that covered 500 years of caricature.

Rebecca Szantyr is art historian specializing in print culture of the 18th and 19th centuries.  She was previously the Florence B. Selden Fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at Yale University Art Gallery.  She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in art history at Brown University, and has previously held positions in at the Frick Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Yale Center for British Art, and Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Image: William Charles (American, born Scotland, 1776-1820), Modern Spectacles Easily Seen Through, 1806. Etching with hand-coloring.  Platemark:  22 x 34.5 cm (8 11/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund 2016.159.1

Please note: The Nov. 20, 2018 event: John McMillian on Smoking Typewriters: The Ideas and Images of the Sixties Underground Press has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the spring.

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Tomorrow night!

A special meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 7pm at The New School,  Klein Conference Room, 66 West 12th Street, room A510. Free and open to the public. Please note: This is a Wednesday night event!

Drawing on Authoritarianism: Mohammad Sabaaneh in conversation with Eli Valley

Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh and New York cartoonist Eli Valley will have a conversation about their work — its inspiration, its purpose, and its impact on diverse audiences.  They’ll discuss their approaches to making comics about the Israeli-American-Palestinian situation, the role of comics in the current political climate, and their future plans.

Mohammad Sabaaneh is a Palestinian cartoonist and graphic artist who lives in Ramallah, Palestine, where he is the lead political cartoonist for the daily paper, Al-Hayat al-Jadida. In 2013, he was detained by the Israelis for five months, spending much of it in solitary confinement, a situation that inspired the creation of his first book of cartoons, White And Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine, published by Just World Books in 2017. The book won rave reviews from leading political cartoonists around the world including KAL of The Economist, Matt Wuerker of Politico, and Joe Sacco. 

Mohammad is the Middle East representative of the Cartoonists Rights Network International. He has had solo and group exhibitions of his work in numerous countries around the world and has conducted cartooning workshops in many parts of Palestine. Last fall, he won the Medaille d’Or at the Marseille Cartooning Festival. Shortly after that, he was hailed by the UN’s Committee on Palestinian Rights as one of Palestine’s two best-ever cartoonists — along with the late Naji al-Ali, and was featured in the exhibition and gala they staged at UN headquarters in New York. This year, he has already made appearances in Edinburgh and London. In late September, his “History of Palestine” frieze was lauded as breakthrough art in the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights’s first-ever artists’ competition.

To keep up with Mohammad’s work, you can follow “@Sabaaneh” on Twitter or Instagram.

Eli Valley is a writer and artist whose work has been featured in The NationThe New RepublicThe Village VoiceThe NibThe Daily BeastGawkerThe Best American Comics, and elsewhere.  The 2011 – 2013 Artist in Residence at The Forward newspaper, his art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. His book, DIASPORA BOY: COMICS ON CRISIS IN AMERICA AND ISRAEL (OR Books, 2017), was heralded as “one of the most fascinating and darkly humorous books in living memory” by The Los Angeles Review of Books, and his art is featured in The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason (Touchtone, 2018).  His website is www.elivalley.com.

sabaneeh image(top) Mohammad Sabaaneh; (bottom) Eli Valley

A special meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 7pm at The New School,  Klein Conference Room, 66 West 12th Street, room A510. Free and open to the public. Please note: This is a Wednesday night event!

Drawing on Authoritarianism: Mohammad Sabaaneh in conversation with Eli Valley

Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh and New York cartoonist Eli Valley will have a conversation about their work — its inspiration, its purpose, and its impact on diverse audiences.  They’ll discuss their approaches to making comics about the Israeli-American-Palestinian situation, the role of comics in the current political climate, and their future plans.

Mohammad Sabaaneh is a Palestinian cartoonist and graphic artist who lives in Ramallah, Palestine, where he is the lead political cartoonist for the daily paper, Al-Hayat al-Jadida. In 2013, he was detained by the Israelis for five months, spending much of it in solitary confinement, a situation that inspired the creation of his first book of cartoons, White And Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine, published by Just World Books in 2017. The book won rave reviews from leading political cartoonists around the world including KAL of The Economist, Matt Wuerker of Politico, and Joe Sacco. 

Mohammad is the Middle East representative of the Cartoonists Rights Network International. He has had solo and group exhibitions of his work in numerous countries around the world and has conducted cartooning workshops in many parts of Palestine. Last fall, he won the Medaille d’Or at the Marseille Cartooning Festival. Shortly after that, he was hailed by the UN’s Committee on Palestinian Rights as one of Palestine’s two best-ever cartoonists — along with the late Naji al-Ali, and was featured in the exhibition and gala they staged at UN headquarters in New York. This year, he has already made appearances in Edinburgh and London. In late September, his “History of Palestine” frieze was lauded as breakthrough art in the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights’s first-ever artists’ competition.

To keep up with Mohammad’s work, you can follow “@Sabaaneh” on Twitter or Instagram.

Eli Valley is a writer and artist whose work has been featured in The NationThe New RepublicThe Village VoiceThe NibThe Daily BeastGawkerThe Best American Comics, and elsewhere.  The 2011 – 2013 Artist in Residence at The Forward newspaper, his art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. His book, DIASPORA BOY: COMICS ON CRISIS IN AMERICA AND ISRAEL (OR Books, 2017), was heralded as “one of the most fascinating and darkly humorous books in living memory” by The Los Angeles Review of Books, and his art is featured in The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason (Touchtone, 2018).  His website is www.elivalley.com.

sabaneeh image(top) Mohammad Sabaaneh; (bottom) Eli Valley