Four New Yorker Cartoonists Talk About Funny!

Ticket Required
Date: Sunday – September 30
Time: 11:30 AM
Venue: Milford Theater

Three New Yorker Cartoonists MARISSA ACOCELLA, CHRISTOPHER WEYANT and DAVID BORCHART join cartoonist and media commentator BOB ECKSTEIN in a conversation about creating humor. There will be plenty of funny cartoons shown.

Moderated by CAROL MCMANUS.

Chris Weyant

CHRISTOPHER WEYANT  is a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Chris’ work has been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, books and online, and he has worked on numerous national advertising campaigns.  His cartoons are in permanent collection at The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. In 2014, the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard selected Weyant to be a Nieman Fellow, the second cartoonist to receive that honor in Nieman Foundation’s seventy-five year history.

Chris’s work has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Meet The Press,” “ABC News With Diane Sawyer” “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. He is the winner of the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for his illustrated children’s book, You Are (Not) Small, written by his wife, Anna Kang, and published by Two Lions Press.  He has also illustrated That’s (Not) Mine and I Am (Not) ScaredChris illustrated Can I Tell You A Secret? by Anna Kang, and it’s sequel, Will You Help Me Fall Asleep?, will arrive in 2018 (by HarperCollins). His new book, My Pillow Keeps Moving!, written by Laura Gehl, arrives in bookstores January 2018.


Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Marisa Acocella Marchetto

MARISA ACOCELLA A is a cartoonist for The New Yorker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among other publications. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Ann Tenna (Knopf), Cancer Vixen (Knopf), and Just Who the Hell Is She Anyway? (Crown). Her graphic memoir Cancer Vixen was named one of Time’s top ten graphic memoirs, and a finalist for the National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel of the Year. A founder and chair of the Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, she lives in New York City.


Bob Eckstein

BOB ECKSTEIN is an award-winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, snowman expert, and author of the New York Times bestselling Footnotes from the Greatest Bookstores (Clarkson Potter) and The History of the Snowman (Simon & Schuster). His cartoons, OpEds, and short stories appear regularly in the New York Times, New York Daily News, MAD magazine, Barron’s, Readers Digest, The Spectator, Prospect, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, among many others. He was a columnist for the Village Voice, New York Newsday, and Time Out New York. He has been interviewed in over 100 TV, radio and magazine spots including Good Morning America and People magazine.


David Borchart

David Borchart

DAVID BORCHART’S  serial mystery cartoon, “A Prisoner of Ghoul Island,” ran for several years in The Miami New TimesThe New Orleans Gambit, and Oakland’s East Bay Express. His single panel cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 2007.


Moderator: Carol McManus

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