Things to do: 'Political Cartooning in NYC' on Nov. 3

Bill Kartalopoulos emailed me to let everyone know about a panel he'll be moderating tomorrow, Nov. 3, at the The New York Center for Independent Publishing, 20 W. 44th St., New York.

The panel will discuss the history and current challenges facing political cartoonists in The Big Apple and features Eric Drooker, Tom Hart, Tim Kreider and Peter Kuper.The full press release is below the jump.

The New York Center for Independent Publishing presents: Comics History/ New York History

Political Cartooning in New York CityTuesday, November 3rd, 6:30 p.m.

Boss Tweed may have been the most powerful man in the city, but he was still tormented by Thomas Nast's biting parodies of him as a cartoon. Decades later, Jules Feiffer took on Presidents from Eisenhower to Clinton in the pages of The Village Voice. Parsons faculty member Bill Kartalopoulos will lead a panel exploring the historical - and ongoing- interaction between political cartoons, New York City, and the public. Panel members will include: graphic novelist and illustrator Eric Drooker, whose work regularly appears on the cover of The New Yorker; cartoonist and SVA faculty member Tom Hart, whose Hutch Owen has appeared in two book collections and a daily comic strip in the Metro; New York Times contributor and cartoonist Tim Kreider, whose cartoon, The Pain - When Will It End?, has been collected in two books; and World War 3 Illustrated co-founder, graphic novelist, and Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper, whose "Eye of the Beholder" was the first comic strip to regularly appear in The New York Times.

Join us at our historic building at 20 West 44th Street as we explore New York City through comics. Visit our website at www.nycip.org for more information!

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for members, and $5 for students, and can be paid in advance online or at the door on the day of the event.

This program is supported, in part, by NYSCA (New York States Council on the Arts) and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

NYCIP is an educational program of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen.

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