Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A Conversation and Book Signing (FREE)
Join artist Drew Friedman—introduced by the legendary Joe Franklin—for a conversational interview with WFMU’s Irwin Chusid (author of Songs in the Key of Z). Drew will sign copies of his new book Drew Friedman’s Sideshow Freaks
About the Author:
Drew Friedman is the author of more than six books and the recipient of the 2001 Reuben Award for newspaper illustration. His portait of President Obama graced the cover of The New Yorker for Obama’s inauguration, January 2009. Drew's artwork has appeared regularly over many years in Entertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Mad, National Lampoon, Spy, Raw, Blab!, The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall St. Journal, The Week, The New Republic and The Village Voice, among many other publications, as well as a regular monthly cover for the The New York Observer for the past 16 years.
“Drew Friedman has created the greatest sideshow lineup ever. His astounding portraits of the strange, the unusual, the bizarre, and the unconventionally beautiful truly capture the spirit of these extraordinary characters. This is a must-have book for anyone who is a fan of the joyously twisted world of the sideshow.” --Todd Robbins, co-author, with Teller, of Play Dead
“Drew Friedman’s work is insanely great. He’s better than Picasso.” --Howard Stern
“Drew Friedman isn’t just a brilliant artist. He takes you to a place. He takes you back in time. He makes you smell the stale cigarettes and cold brisket and you say, thank you for the pleasure.” --Sarah Silverman
“The Vermeer of the Borscht Belt.” --The New York Times
“The Thomas Nast of our time.” --Slate
“The finest caricaturist of his generation.” --Booklist
“Nobody draws like DREW!” --Joe Franklin