‘New Yorker’ cartoonist hopes to draw a crowd at library

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“Great Grandson Godzilla” is one of the cartoons on display. — The New Yorker photo

“Great Grandson Godzilla” is one of the cartoons on display.
— The New Yorker photo

Ever been stumped by a cartoon in the New Yorker? Well now’s your chance to solve the mystery as the magazine’s cartoonist Roz Chast is set to visit Greenwich Library next week.

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary will present Ms. Chast, whose work is also being featured in the Flinn Gallery Show between May 9 to June 19, on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.

Ms. Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

Her cartoons have been published in many magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006.

The New Times Book Review raves about the wacky world of Ms. Chast and her neurotic New Yorkers, saying, “Ms. Chast’s voice… is delightfully her own, as idiosyncratic and instantly recognizable as the voice of any poet or novelist.”

Ms. Chast has received honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, the Pratt Institute and the Art Institute of Boston. She lives in Ridgefield with her husband and two children.

AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane’s Books.

This series is free and open to all, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Wayne Campbell at 203-622-7922 or visit greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.

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