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Drew Friedman

Award-winning artist Drew Friedman’s comics and illustrations have appeared in RAW, Weirdo, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, SPY, MAD, Time, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Observer and many other publications, as well as on numerous book covers. In his New York Times book review of Old Jewish Comedians, Steven Heller wrote: “A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces. Drew Friedman might very well be the Vermeer of the Borscht Belt.”

New York’s Society of Illustrators hosted a two-floor main gallery showing of all of Friedman’s Old Jewish Comedians drawings in 2014. Filmmaker Kevin Dougherty is preparing a documentary, Vermeer of the Borscht Belt, covering Friedman’s career.

A major exhibition of Friedman’s illustrations depicting all the presidents will be held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University in fall 2019.

Drew Friedman and his wife Kathy Bidus live in rural PA with their rescue beagle Gunther.