MI – An Evening With Roz Chast


Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at Washtenaw Community College on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM!

Roz Chast has been drawing cartoons for the New Yorker since 1978 and is the author of several books including her recent award-winning graphic novel, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? The book gives a frank, funny account of her experience caring for her parents as they shift from independence to dependence.

This event is free and open to the public, seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

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Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

NYC – The Best American Comics 2015 Signing


Press Release:

Best American Comics series editor Bill Kartalopoulos leads a dynamic, fun panel with selected artists from the Best American Comics 2015 anthology at the Strand Book Store on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Joining Bill are the longtime New Yorker artist Roz Chast, graphic memoirist of Lucky fame Gabrielle Bell, and the experimental frame-changer Blaise Larmee for a fascinating look at some of the work that went into the past year in words and pictures.

Please purchase a copy of Best American Comics or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Legendary Cartoonists Sign


Roz Chast and Jules Feiffer appear at the Strand Book Store on Wednesday November 12th from 7:30PM – 8:30PM to talk about their new books: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a graphic memoir by Chast, and Kill My Mother, a noir graphic novel by Feiffer. In conversation with New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly. Presented in association with Symphony Space, Strand will be selling the artists’ collections and other goodies the night of the event.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

DC – Roz Chast Signs


Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at Politics & Prose to sign her new collection Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? on Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

While her style is inimitably her own, Chast’s story of aging parents will resonate with many. In four-color cartoon panels, photos, and text, Chast, a New Yorker contributor since 1978 and the author/illustrator of a dozen books, recounts her life with a needy father and strong-willed mother and faces their mental and physical deterioration with wit and honesty.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

MA – Roz Chast Signs


Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM!

Tickets $5.00 – On Sale April 15, 2014 courtesy of Harvard Book Store

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome New Yorker cartoonist and author ROZ CHAST for a presentation of Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the “crazy closet”—with predictable results—the tools that had served Roz well through her parents’ seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed.

While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies—an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades—the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care.

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CA – An Evening of Images & Conversation

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Roz Chast appears at 8pm on November 19, 2011 at UC Berkeley.

Press Release:

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday—”the magazine’s only certifiable genius,” according to editor David Remnick. More than 1,000 of her hilariously skewed cartoons have appeared since 1978, featuring a recurring cast of generally hapless but relatively cheerful “everyfolk.” In her work, Chast addresses such prickly issues as guilt, anxiety, aging, families, money, and as she would say, “much, much more!” Her Cal Performances talk features an illustrated tour of the evolution of her drawing style, audience Q&A, and a book signing to follow.

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NYC – What I Hate Signing

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Roz Chast, whose cartoons have been a hilarious fixture of the New Yorker for 30 years, talks about her new book of humor, What I Hate: From A to Z on Thursday October 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble – 82nd & Broadway
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

NYC – Picture Book Signings

August 26, 2010 by  
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New Yorker cartoonists Roz Chast and Bruce Kaplan sign their new picture books at Books of Wonder on Tuesday August 31st, 2010!

ROZ CHAST presents Too Busy Marco, a story about a young bird who doesn’t want to go to sleep because he has just too much that he wants to do, and BRUCE KAPLAN presents Monsters Eat Whiny Children, a cautionary tale that finds a group of complaining children in the kitchen of some very hungry monsters who can’t decide what they want to eat – a whiny child salad? a whiny child cake? whiny child burgers?

Starting at 5pm, these author/artists will introduce their new tales, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books. Ages 3-7. 5-7pm.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011