Cartoons and the Graphic Memoir
with Roz Chast
Offered in partnership with The New York Public Library
Honoring Art and English Teachers
Thursday, January 12, 2017

The New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast will discuss the ways in which cartoonists distill personal experience into a single cartoon panel and long form graphic memoir. Using Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, and Chast’s own Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? as touchstones, this Master Class will explore questions of narrative structure, the interplay of image and text, and the odd experience of turning oneself into a character in a book.

Roz Chast’s cartoons regularly appear in The New Yorker and other magazines, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, and Mother Jones. She is the author of several books, including the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something more Pleasant? which was a National Book Award finalist and a #1 New York Times bestseller.