Drawn to New York
Drawn to New York
An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Decades in New York City
PM Press, Hardcover, 9781604867220, 208pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
A declaration of love to Peter Kuper's adoptive city in which he has lived since 1977, this diary is a vibrant survey of New York City's history. Through Kuper's illustrations, this book depicts a climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, the homeless living in Times Square, roller skaters in Central Park, the impact of September 11, the luxury of Wall Street, street musicians, and other scenes unique to the city. With comics, illustrations, and sketches, this work of art portrays everything from the low life to the high energy that has long made people from around the world flock to the Big Apple.
About the Author
Peter Kuper is a cofounder and editorial board member of political graphics magazine "World War 3 Illustrated" and a teacher who has taught at New York's School of Visual Arts and Parsons the New School for Design. Best known for drawing "Mad" magazine's Spy vs. Spy comic since 1997, he has also illustrated covers for "Newsweek" and "Time" magazine. He is the author of the graphic novel "Sticks and Stones," which won the New York Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and "Diario de Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico." He lives in New York City. Eric Drooker is a third generation New Yorker, born and raised on Manhattan Island. His paintings are frequently seen on covers of the "New Yorker" magazine, and hang in various art collections throughout the United States and Europe. He is the author of two graphic novels, "Blood Song: A Silent Ballad," which won the American Book Award, and "Flood! A Novel in Pictures." He lives in Berkley, California.