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Artist Drew Friedman discusses four decades of drawing old
Jewish comedians, legendary and forgotten comic book artists,
sideshow freaks, and Donald J. Trump, in a VISUAL TALK
moderated by Columbia’s curator for comics and cartoons,
Karen Green, and hosted by Ben Katchor as part of his
continuing series of talks, The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium.
Friedman was instructed at the School of Visual Arts by comics
legends Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner and Art Spiegelman, and
his comics with his brother Josh first appeared in Spiegelman’s
RAW. R. Crumb’s WEIRDO also published his early work.
Friedman would go on to create monthly comics and
drawings for HEAVY METAL, NATIONAL LAMPOON,
BLAB! and SPY, where he would first render a relatively
still unknown short-fingered New York real estate developer.
He conceived concept art for TOPPS, including the legendary
BARFO candy, and has produced regular illustration work for
publications such as ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, TIME, MAD,
BLAB!, THE NY OBSERVER and THE NEW YORKER, as
well as for Howard Stern's two bestselling books.
Drew Friedman will discuss the highs and the lows, and
lawsuits, of an award winning career as a comics artist,
illustrator, and pop-culture historian. The evening will also
include a sneak preview of his upcoming book project. His
recent books will be on sale and available for inscription after the talk.
logo design by Kevin Dougherty
This Marx Bros Book Marx will be a free gift to all who attend, along with this
Larry Storch Postcard. One to a customer, while supplies last: