|The poster for the show, designed by Monte Beauchamp. The
poster is available for purchase for $25 via the Society of
Illustrators by ordering here:
This art will also be featured on the upcoming DVD box set fron SHOUT! Factory, The Marx Brothers TV Collection
Boing Boing announces the OJC show: http://boingboing.net/2014/01/09/drew-friedmans-old-jewish.html
Stephen Kroninger's Drawger blog on the then upcoming show:
|this large banner was created for the entrance of the show, designed by Monte Beauchamp
|invitation to the opening reception
The Wall St. Journal on the OJC opening reception...
The New York Observer covers the opening...
The Jewish Daily Forward...
The following photos are courtesy of the Society of illustrators unless otherwise noted
more ephemera on display...
|books, posters and postcards for sale
|the main gallery, pre-opening...
Watch Joe Franklin at the opening reception as he drops the F-bomb:
(via Kevin Dougherty) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsLeqTo_lQs
anitoba and MAD legend Al Jaffee
Front row: Becky Hall, DF, Paul Shaffer, show curator Monte Beauchamp
behind: unknown, smiling photo-bomber
Michael Townsend Wright, Liz Belmont, Owen Kline
Tom Leopold, Craig Bierko (photo by Liz Belmont)
Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ellen Abramowitz, Joe Franklin
Joe Coleman, Joe Franklin, Larry (Ratso) Sloman
old school chums, Mark Newgarden, Dave Dubnanski
Mad art director Sam Viviano, Eric Reynolds, illustrator Steven Guarnaccia
Michael Wright, Gilbert Gottfried
Robert Klein posing with his portrait
Robert Klein, DF, Abe Vigoda
Klein, Vigoda and Gottfried
the Society director Anelle Miller greets Joe Franklin and Abe Vigoda
with illustrator Joe Ciardiello, Anelle Miller and Abe Vigoda
Fantagraphics co-publisher Eric Reynolds and Abe Vigoda
cartoonist Mark Newgarden and Abe Vigoda (photo by Liz Belmont)
Tom Leopold, Abe Vigoda
Abe Vigoda and my father Bruce Jay Friedman
Bruce Jay Friedman talks with Robert Klein
Al Jaffee and Joe Franklin
illustrator Tim O'Brien and Abe Vigoda
(the following B&W photos by Ken Farrell)
illustrator Sanford Kossin
Jeff Ross visits the show, with the Society director Anelle Miller
On April 10th, As part of the MoCCA Arts Fest at the Lexington Ave Armory, and in conjunction with the OJC show, legendary talk show host Joe Franklin and I held a panel to discuss everything Old Jewish Comedians. I also gave a visual preview of my upcoming book "Heroes of the Comics". The panel was filmed and will posted here soon.
Bleeding Cool on the MoCCA panel:
Watch the entire MoCCA panel here;
the following panel photos were taken by Bob Greenberg:
On April 24th, The Society of Illustrators hosted a panel to coincide with the show, "From the Borscht Belt to Seinfeld, the evolution of Jewish Comedy", moderated by Yiddish theatre scholar/P.hd Dr. Eddy Portnoy, and featuring comedy legend Larry Storch, famed comedy writers Bill Persky and Tom Leopold, and myself. The sold-out SRO panel was made possible by a grant from the New York Dept of Humanities.
The entire panel can be watched here:
|Larry Storch holding the book containing his portrait in the Society's shop
The following photos were taken by the panel coordinater Suzanne Grossberg (unless otherwise noted):
The Jewish Daily Forward: