NYC – Going into Town Launch Party

Press Release:

Join MCNY on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM for an evening with acclaimed author and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast to celebrate the launch of her new graphic memoir, Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury, 2017). For the Brooklyn-born Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs was a surreal process that took many years — and yet, she recognized that for her kids growing up outside the city, the reverse was true. Inspired by her children’s wonder for New York’s gum dotted sidewalks, honeycombed streets, and “those West Side Story-things” (i.e., fire escapes), Chast has created an inimitable guide and ode to New York City that speaks to both natives and newcomers alike.

Tickets available here, Includes Museum admission, book signing and reception to follow.

About the Speaker:
Roz Chast
 is an acclaimed cartoonist who has published hundreds of pieces in the The New Yorker for almost four decades.  Author of the award-winning, best-selling memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014), Chast was the subject of the Museum of the City of New York’s 2016 exhibition, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including a collaboration with Steve Martin on the children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!, contributed to numerous humor collections, and lectured widely.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

NYC – An Evening w/ Roz Chast

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Press Release:

Join New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast at MCNY on Tuesday September 27th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for a discussion of her ground-breaking 2014 visual memoir, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence. Using handwritten text, drawings, and photographs, Chast applies her characteristic wit and candor to address both the realities of growing old and the challenges of caring for aging parents in America today. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? was a New York Times 2014 Best Book of the Year, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best books of 2014.  On July 25th, 2016, Chast published this epilogue to her memoir in The New Yorker.

This is the launch event for the memoir’s paperback release. Reception and book signing to follow.

This program accompanies our exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs.

Register for tickets here…

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

NYC – The New Yorker Cartoons: Past, Present & Future

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Join MCNY on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 PM for a lively evening with Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, as he riffs on the subjects that make us laugh. An accomplished cartoonist with four of his own book titles, Mankoff also edited the anthology The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, featuring all 68,647 cartoons published in the magazine since its debut in 1925 up to the book’s 2006 release. The bestselling volume includes hundreds of Mankoff’s works; one of them was among the magazine’s most popular cartoons of all time and lent the title to his 2014 memoir, How About Never – Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons. Earlier this year, Mankoff appeared in the HBO documentary “Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists” (watch a promo clip here).

Register for tickets here…

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

NYC – Toon Talk

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Join “The New Yorker” Art Editor Francoise Mouly for a conversation with cartoonist Frank Viva about the revival of interest in children’s comics at the Museum of the City of New York on Tuesday July 12th at 6:30 PM.

Register here…

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

NYC – Hip Hop and Comics

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Ed Piskor appears at the Museum of the City of New York on Thursday, August 4 at 6:30 PM!

Press Release:

Join Ed Piskor, New York Times best-selling, award-winning cartoonist to delve deep into the 40-year kinship between hip-hop culture and comic books. Beginning with graffiti in the subway yards and jumping to the art of album covers, music videos, and graphic novels, Piskor paints a clear picture in this highly visual presentation and describes the elements that came together to create his hit series of comics, Hip Hop Family Tree. This program accompanies our exhibition, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672