Parsons The New School for Design Illustration Department presents a new
mini symposium focused on how the current cultural climate is affecting
the field of illustration. The event, “Illustration in the
Age of Anxiety,” will take place on November 10 at The New School, 55
West 13 Street, at 3pm, and is free and open to the public.
‘Illustration in the Age of Anxiety’ looks at how illustration
handles times of unease and anxiety in our culture, from the atomic
anxiety of the 1950s to today's wars and upheaval. “Illustration in
the Age of Anxiety” will feature three conversations lead by
prominent and accomplished writers illustrators.
"Shaky Line, Shaky Times: Ed Koren and Ed Sorel in Conversation with
Dan Nadel" will feature master satirical illustrators Ed Koren and Ed
Sorel who will discuss their famously anxious drawing styles and nearly
half century' worth of drawings for hundreds of books and publications.
"Ben Katchor: Reading in Public" will feature MacArthur-award winning
graphic novelist Ben Katchor, who joins Parsons as a full time faculty
member this fall, as he discusses the difficulties of reading in an
Pop-gothic artists Camille Rose Garcia and Tara McPherson will talk to
Guarnaccia about drawing on the dark side of life in the final session
of the symposium, "A Light in the Dark: Camille Rose Garcia
and Tara McPherson in conversation with Steven Guarnaccia."
Nora Krug, another new fulltime faculty member in the illustration
department, will deliver the introductory remarks and introduce the
The event will be held in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
at The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, from 3-7 pm and is
free and open to the public. For more information, visit
www.parsons.newschool.edu/events or 212-229-8919.