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A New Yorker Cartoonists’ Tribute to James Thurber with Host Michael J. Rosen.

A New Yorker Cartoonists’ Tribute to James Thurber with Host Michael J. Rosen.

October 25, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Ticket Type Price Quantity
Non Member $15.00
Member $10.00
Student/Senior Citizen $7.00

Description

On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth, Liza Donnelly, Michael Maslin, and Danny Shanahan—three of the New Yorker magazine's longest and most beloved cartoonists—for a conversation with Thurber’s most stalwart advocate, Michael J. Rosen, author of two new volumes: A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber, a monograph that coincides with the largest exhibit of Thurber’s drawings and cartoons at the The Columbus Museum of Art, which includes essays by both Donnelly and Maslin. He also edited Collected Fables, a new volume of 85 Thurber fables. The evening will also include readings from Thurber, and a presentation of his groundbreaking and inimitable cartoons. 
 
Tickets:
$15 Non-Members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/ students (Undergrad with valid ID)
 
Featuring: 
LIZA DONNELLY is a cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker, and also is a contributor to CBS News, CNN, The New York Times, and Medium. She has been profiled globally in numerous publications and her work has been exhibited around the world. She has created seventeen books, including nine for young readers and a critically acclaimed history, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoonswww.lizadonnelly.com
 
MICHAEL MASLIN sold his first idea to the New Yorker in 1977 and has continued to contribute to its pages for forty years. For decades, he has written Ink Spill, a robust blog dedicated to news ofNew Yorker cartoonists past and present. Along with many collections of his cartoons, Michael recently published Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of the New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist. 
 
DANNY SHANAHAN has contributed nearly nine hundred cartoons and nine covers to the New Yorker since 1988. His cartoons have appeared in several collections, including four of his own:Lassie! Get Help!; Innocent, Your Honor; I’m No Quack; and Bad Sex! His illustrations have also appeared in Time, Newsweek, Esquire, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Shanahan has also illustrated several other books, including Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, and The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks, written by Pamela Duncan Edwards. bit.ly/DannyShanahan
 
MICHAEL J. ROSEN is the author, editor, or illustrator of some 150 books for readers of all ages, including six books of James Thurber’s works. Just published, A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber, is a monograph that coincides with the largest exhibit of Thurber’s drawings and cartoons at the The Columbus Museum of Art, which he curated. He also edited Collected Fables, a new volume of 85 Thurber fables, including ten uncollected pieces illustrated by ten contemporary artists including Mark Ulriksen, Victoria Roberts, and Edel Rodriguez. Michael served as founding director of the Thurber House in James’s boyhood home for twenty years, where he helped to establish the Thurber Prize in American Humor and edited the three-volume humor anthology Mirth of a Nation. www.michaeljrosen.com
 
About James Thurber: 
JAMES THURBER is internationally recognized as one of the preeminent humorists in American history. He created an unparalleled array of some three dozen books: short stories, autobiography, plays, fables, biography, books for young readers, and humor: parodies, spoofs, farces, self-deprecating narratives, hilarious caricatures, exaggerated anecdotes, mock-journalism—the face and force of humor has known no greater master and innovator. Adding his comedic gifts as a visual art, his canon is without parallel. His drawings not only changed the very nature of the cartoon, but also the very possibility for the unstudied, spontaneous line in fine art.