Following Spanish and French language editions, I finally found a US publisher for my book Drawn To New York and it is available this week.
New York has inspired me from my first visit at age nine. I set my sights on moving here (from Cleveland) from that moment and at eighteen I stepped off a train in Grand Central Station. Drawn To New York includes some of my earliest drawings from the 1980's right up to work created a few months ago. From comics to sketchbook drawings, illustrations and paintings, Drawn to New York is a portrait of my thirty-four years on twelve miles of island with eight million people.
If you are in the New York area I'll be doing abook signing: June 13 —Thursday, 7pm-9pm —Desert Island Comics 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
In reaction to the current gun debate, cartoonist Rubin Bolling
aka Ken Fisher, organized cartoonists for this video: http://www.demandaction.org/cartoonists
it includes Roz Chast, Art Spiegelman,Steve Brodner,Tom Tomorrow and Gary Trudeau among many others.
Check it out.
The Hay literary festival that began in Wales, is now held annually in countries around the world. Cartagena, Colombia is one of the hosts and for two days, when I wasn't making presentations, I had the opportunity to wander around sketch and take pictures...
The travel packet given to me by the British embassy had the tag line:
" The only thing you have to fear about Colombia is, you may never want to leave!"
I couldn't agree more.
I'm going back in September with more art supplies.