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Archive >> April 2008

And then there were none...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 14 Apr 2008 8:28 PM
R.I.P. to Ollie Johnston, and with him, Disney's Nine Old Men.
Drew Friedman at Rocketship in Brooklyn on May 16!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 14 Apr 2008 5:16 PM

DREW FRIEDMAN ART SHOW AND BOOK SIGNING
AT ROCKETSHIP IN BROOKLYN MAY 16!

WHO: Drew Friedman
WHAT: Opening reception and book signing
WHERE: Rocketship
208 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 718.797.1348
WHEN: Friday, May 16, 8PM

“Drew Friedman isn't just a brilliant artist. He takes you to a place. He takes you back in time. He makes you smell the stale cigarettes and cold brisket and you say thank you for the pleasure.” — Sarah Silverman

Join cartoonist DREW FRIEDMAN for a special exhibition of original art and objects, along with a book signing in conjunction with the release of More Old Jewish Comedians.

Drew Friedman is among the most notorious illustrators and cartoonists in America. According to Entertainment Weekly, “He holds a marvelously warped lens up to crusty politicians and debauched celebrities. A good-natured misanthrope with an obsessive style and a sardonic tongue, Drew Friedman is one of the country’s sharper political artists.” Friedman will appear in New York for the first time since his legendary Friar’s Club Book-warming in March (as written about by Lillian Ross in The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town”) for a book signing and exhibition of his original artwork on Friday, May 16 at 8:00 PM.

Friedman’s illustrious career has included comics work published in Art Spiegelman’s RAW, R. Crumb’s Weirdo and MAD Magazine, and frequent illustrations in National Lampoon, The New York Times, The New York Observer, among countless other publications. He was the recipient of the 2001 Reuben Award for newspaper illustration (and is a nominee for the same award this year). Friedman’s work has been collected by Seattle’s Fantagraphics Books in The Fun Never Stops!: An Anthology of Comic Art 1991 - 2006, Old Jewish Comedians, More Old Jewish Comedians, and Warts and All.

More Old Jewish Comedians is the sequel to 2006's wildly popular Old Jewish Comedians, and has earned raves from Jerry Lewis, Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, The Believer, Entertainment Weekly and many others. The book includes the famous (Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Soupy Sales, etc.), the less-famous (Jerry Stiller, Zeppo & Gummo Marx, Larry Storch, Zero Mostel, etc.) and the largely unknown (Molly Picon, Herbie Faye, Jan Murray, etc.). The Reuben Award-winning Friedman presents a thorough visual history of the 20th Century's greatest Borscht-Belt comedians in 34 full-page, liver-spotted portraits.

A reception for the artist will begin on Friday, May 16 at 8:00PM. Admission is free to the public of all ages. The exhibition continues though June 4, 2008.

A selection of images in a variety of formats is available for publication. For additional information, contact Eric Reynolds.

MORE OLD JEWISH COMEDIANS
By Drew Friedman; Introduction by Larry Gelbart
$16.99 Hardcover • 36 pp., black-and-white, 10” x 10”
ISBN 978-1-56097-914-2







Sketchbook #16: NSFW
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under jeffrey brownart 14 Apr 2008 11:08 AM

The yin to Chip Kidd's wang yang, courtesy Jeffrey Brown.

Leah Hayes CR interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Leah Hayes 14 Apr 2008 11:06 AM
The Comics Reporter talked to Leah Hayes this weekend about Funeral of the Heart
Gary Panter: Inkstud
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gary Panter 14 Apr 2008 11:05 AM
Not one, not two, but three hours of Gary Panter talking comics on the Inkstud Radio Programme.

 

Sketchbook #15
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Untagged  12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM

Context: I told him to feel no obligation to fill up the rather large, blank page. Courtesy David B.:

Sketchbook #14: NSFW
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Chip Kiddart 12 Apr 2008 9:48 AM

Courtesy the filthy, degenerate Chip Kidd. Grrowl.

Wow, Mom Wow
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Charles Burnsart 11 Apr 2008 8:35 AM

 

Sear your retinas and drain your checkbook here.

 

Sketchbook #13
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Gary Panterart 11 Apr 2008 8:16 AM

All hail Gary Panter.

Open Your Heart
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jordan Crane 10 Apr 2008 8:09 PM

Since we mentioned Jordan Crane and his daughter Andalucia a few posts ago, I thought we should link to this video since we never have before. It's Lavender Diamond's first music video, "Open Your Heart." Lavender Diamond features cartoonist Ron Rege, Jr. on drums and is the fella at the end that the singer, Becky, embraces. But wait, that's not the only comics connection: the cameo of the man in the hat with the little girl? Jordan and Andalucia!

 


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