Cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Join us in a moderated conversation on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM with audience Q&A and a book signing to follow. VIP Includes a reception. Tickets available at the link…
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Gershman Y on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM as part of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for a screening of the film “Very Semi-Serious” followed by Q&A and book signing. Tickets available at the link…
VERY SEMI-SERIOUS provides a humorous and illuminating window into the quirky and endearing world of The New Yorker’s iconic single-panel cartoons. While the documentary’s chief subject is the magazine’s cartoon gatekeeper, Editor Robert Mankoff, a charming and affable character whose engaging story could easily take up an entire film, first-time filmmaker Leah Wolchok takes care to highlight some of The New Yorker’s other freelance cartoonists – an awesomely eccentric mix of crusty vets and newbies, young and old, male and female. Featuring interviews with notables like Roz Chast, Mort Gerberg, Emily Flake, and George Booth, and newcomers the likes of Ed Steed and Liana Finch, Wolchok hones in on what inspires each to run Mankoff’s gauntlet of rejection week after week in hopes of making the cut.
The Gershman Y
401 Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Tulsa Library on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. to speak about her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which depicts her difficult journey in providing care for her elderly parents. Books will be available for purchasing and a book signing will follow the event.
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.
Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
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.)
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
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
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.
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Roz Chast appears at 8pm on November 19, 2011 at UC Berkeley.
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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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