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Ted Rall appears on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 from 7:00PM-9:00PM

Visit the Cartoon Art Museum on Tuesday, October 19th at 7pm for a presentation and book-signing by nationally syndicated political cartoonist Ted Rall. Rall will talk about his new book, The Anti-American Manifesto, a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse.

Hailed as “…the most controversial cartoonist in America” by Cartoon.com, Rall has worked as an opinion columnist, graphic novelist, and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. The suggested donation for this event is $5, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Anti-American Manifesto:
While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic collapse, Ted Rall sees an opportunity. As millions of people lose their jobs and their homes, they and millions more are opening their minds to the possibility of creating a radically different form of government and economic infrastructure. Right-wing extremists are best prepared to fill the power vacuum from a collapsing United States. The best way to stop them, Rall argues, is not collapse—but revolution. Not by other people, but by us. Not in the future, but now.

THE ANTI-AMERICAN MANIFESTO, Ted Rall, Columbus Day, 2010, 978-1-58322-933-0, $15.95 | 5 x 7 | 288 pages

About Ted Rall:
Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Rall was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1963. He attended Columbia University’s School of Engineering, where he drew cartoons for the Columbia Daily Spectator, Barnard Bulletin and The Jester humor magazine. Inspired after meeting pop artist Keith Haring in a Manhattan subway station in 1986, Rall began posting his cartoons on New York City streets. He eventually picked up 12 small clients, including NY Weekly and a poetry review in Halifax, Nova Scotia, through self-syndication. In 1996 he joined with Universal Press Syndicate.

His cartoons now appear in more than 100 publications around the United States, including the Los Angeles Times, Tucson Weekly, Willamette Week, Newark Star-Ledger, Village Voice, and New York Times. In addition, Rall hosted a highly-rated talk show on KFI Radio in Los Angeles and on KFIR-FM (106.9 Free FM) San Francisco. He has also served as president of the Association of Editorial Cartoonists from 2008-2009.

Rall is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books including the graphic novel, The Year of Loving Dangerously (2009), which Publishers Weekly called, “A gorgeous whirlwind of a memoir,” and the nonfiction titles To Afghanistan and Back (2002), which was an ALA Best Book of the Year, and Silk Road to Ruin (2006). Rall is currently reporting from Afghanistan—a trip funded by his fans via the website Kickstarter.com. He lives in New York.

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