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Friedman covers Royal Flush
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 9 May 2008 9:40 AM

I'd never seen this magazine before (it looks like a mash-up between Grand Royal and Your Flesh), but I'm told this issue will debut at MoCCA: 

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







The Shtick Never Stops!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under videoDrew Friedman 3 Apr 2008 10:16 AM

The audio isn't great, but it's there. Here's the legendary Milton Berle cock joke courtesy Freddie Roman at Drew Friedman's Friar's Club event:

More Flickr Fun, Friedman style
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Johnny RyanDrew Friedman 2 Apr 2008 12:44 PM

Glenn, Drew and Johnny R

Flickr user lilylord has some fantastic photos of Drew Friedman taken during his visit to L.A., including the above, with Drew approving of Johnny Ryan's homage (while Glenn Bray gives a dissenting opinion).

Photos from Drew Friedman event in L.A.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 31 Mar 2008 2:12 PM

Drew Friedman & guests at Skylight Books, L.A., 03/29/08

Drew Friedman & guests at Skylight Books, L.A., 03/29/08

Our pal Pam Noles attended Drew Friedman's discussion and book signing for More Old Jewish Comedians at L.A.'s Skylight books (with guests Ben Schwartz and portrait subject Carl Ballantine) on Saturday and sent us a whole bunch of photos which we've loaded up on Flickr. Read Pam's account of the event here!

Sketchbook #2
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedmanart 30 Mar 2008 11:05 AM

#2 in a series. This is the most recent entry in my almost decade-old book, by Drew Friedman:

  

Your Daily Drew
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Drew Friedman 28 Mar 2008 12:30 PM

Regina Hacket has a nice critical assessment of Drew Friedman's work in the Seattle P-I today

And just because, here's a piece from the show currently hanging in our gallery:

Drew Friedman at Skylight: TOMORROW!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 28 Mar 2008 11:44 AM

DREW FRIEDMAN AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS:
MORE OLD JEWISH COMEDIANS • MARCH 29th

WITH BEN SCHWARTZ, ANDY KINDLER & MORE SPECIAL GUESTS

WHO: Drew Friedman
WHAT: Discussion, Q&A and book signing
WHERE: Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90027 • 323.660.1175 tel.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 5PM

“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 along with BEN SCHWARTZ and more special guests (TBA) for a special discussion and booksigning to promote the release of More Old Jewish Comedians.

This all-new sequel to 2006's wildly popular Old Jewish Comedians, which earned raves from Jerry Lewis, Howard Stern, The Believer, Entertainment Weekly and many others, 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 Milton, etc.). The Reuben Award-winning Friedman presents a thorough visual history of the 20th Century's greatest Borscht-Belt comedians in 28 full-page, liver-spotted portraits.




Friedman exhibit opening photos
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Fantagraphics BookstoreeventsDrew Friedman 28 Mar 2008 11:40 AM

It's Photo Friday on Flog! First, "The Fun Never Stops!" with Drew Friedman at our storefront last night. Below, the exhibit pre-opening: 

The Fun Never Stops! Drew Friedman exhibit, Fantagraphics Bookstore

Below, the crowd gathers. That's Drew second from left.

The Fun Never Stops! Drew Friedman exhibit opening, Fantagraphics Bookstore, 03/27/08

Extreme close-up!

The Fun Never Stops! Drew Friedman exhibit, Fantagraphics Bookstore

Lots more photos in our Flickr stream, in regular and fancy slideshow formats.

Don't forget, Drew appears at Skylight Books in L.A. tomorrow with guests Ben Schwartz and comedian Andy Kindler. Details here.  

Drew Friedman in Seattle & L.A.!
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsDrew Friedman 25 Mar 2008 10:59 AM

Don't forget! We have TWO awesome west coast events with Drew Friedman this weekend. First up is a book signing and exhibition opening at our gallery in Seattle on Thursday night. Then Drew heads down to L.A. for an event on Saturday at Skylight Books.   

THURSDAY NIGHT IN SEATTLE: 

DREW FRIEDMAN: THE FUN NEVER STOPS!
March 27 – May 6, 2008.
Opening Reception and Book signing
Thursday, March 27, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, WA 206.658.0110

SATURDAY NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES: 

WHO: Drew Friedman & SPECIAL GUESTS!
WHAT: Discussion, Q&A and book signing
WHERE: Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 90027 • 323.660.1175 tel.
WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 5PM

At Skylight, Drew will be joined by several very special surprise guests, as well as discussion moderator Ben Schwartz and comedian Andy Kindler (whose father, Larry Kindler, was good friends with comic book legends Harry Chester and Harvey Kurtzman). 

And don't forget to pick up our exclusive silkscreen (pictured above) produced for the Seattle event, available ONLY at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery while supplies last. Signed by Drew and limited to 100 copies!

"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