dangerous lines: cartoonists and other subversives
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Reception & Panel
Kumble Theatre at LIU Brooklyn
Flatbush Avenue (Dekalb & Willoughby St.)
The discussion will explore the role of satire in challenging the status quo, inciting discussion and provoking change. RSVP today.
molly crabapple, writer, artist
Molly Crabapple is an artist and writer in New York. Her memoir, Drawing Blood, will be published by HarperCollins in November 2015. Called "An emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery" by the New Republic, she has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including The New York Times, Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
garry trudeau, 2015 george polk career achievement winner
Garry Trudeau is the creator of the Pulitzer-prize winning comic strip Doonesbury, which now appears in over 1000 daily and Sunday newspapers worldwide.
Trudeau has worked in television and theater, including writing and co-directing A Doonesbury Special, (nominated for an Academy Award and winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival); writing book and lyrics for the Broadway musical, Doonesbury; the off-Broadway musical Rap Master Ronnie; HBO's critically acclaimed Tanner '88 (winner of the gold medal for Best Television Series at the Cannes Television Festival) and the sequel series, Tanner on Tanner, for the Sundance Channel. He is currently producing and writing Alpha House, a political comedy series starring John Goodman that he created for Amazon Studios.
Trudeau has been a monthly columnist for The New York Times op-ed page, and later a contributing essayist for Time magazine. He has received honorary degrees from his alma mater Yale and 33 other universities and colleges, and has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In recognition of his work on wounded warriors, Trudeau has been presented with the Commander's Award for Public Service by the Department of Army, the Commander's Award from Disabled American Veterans, the President's Award for Excellence in the Arts from Vietnam Veterans of America, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a special citation from the Vet Centers.
Trudeau lives in New York City with his wife, Jane Pauley. They have three grown children.
Jules feiffer, prize-winning cartoonist, author, & playwright
Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-Prize and Oscar-winning cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter, was born on 1929 in the New York City borough The Bronx. During the 1940s, the young Jules apprenticed with comic strip artist Will Eisner on his "The Spirit" strip at the Quality Comics Group. Under Eisner, Feiffer learned how to tell a story in illustrations and words.
Feiffer is most famous for his cartoons for The Village Voice, which was opened for business in a Greenwich Village in October 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer. Feiffer's cartoons, which ran in The Voice for 42 years, were syndicated to a wide variety of Sunday papers. He also has the distinction of being the first opinion-editorial page cartoonist employed by The New York Times, a post he held from 1997 through the year 2000.
In addition to his cartoons, Feiffer has published over 20 books, including the children's classic "The Phantom Tollbooth" (1970), which he illustrated and which was made into a movie in 1970. Feiffer's cartoons for the Voice have been collected in 19 volumes. He also has written the acclaimed children's books "The Man in the Ceiling" and "A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears."
After teaching at the Yale School of Drama and Northwestern University and serving as a Senior Fellow at Columbia University's National Arts Journalism Program, Feiffer took a post at Southampton College (the graduate school of Long Island University). Among his many honors are membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1995), the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), and being named the Creativity Foundation's 2006 Laureate.
django gold, senior writer, the onion
Django Gold is a California native currently surrendering consciousness in a Chicago snowbank. A graduate of Boston College, Django served as a business and then legal journalist for several years before being conscripted into the Onion Inc. army in 2010, where he has since served as an intern, freelance contributor, writing fellow, staff writer, intern again, and currently as a senior writer. Provided his impatient, exceedingly vicious creditors don't get their hands on him by April 9, he is pleased to meet you.
ron rosenbaum: Moderator, columnist, slate
Ron Rosenbaum is the author of Explaining Hitler:The Search for the Origin of His Evil, The Shakespeare Wars, The Secret Parts of Fortune and How the End Begins. His work has appeared in many national magazines, including Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, among others. He is currently a contributor to Slate, national correspondent for Smithsonian Magazine as well as serving on the editorial advisory board of Lapham's Quarterly and the publications advisory board of The Royal Shakespeare Company. He lives in New York City.
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