Drawn to New York

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Drawn to New York

An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Decades in New York City

By Peter Kuper; Eric Drooker (Introduction by)

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 an accomplished illustrator whose work appears regularly in "Time, Newsweek, The New York Times", and "MAD" Magazine.

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 U.S. and Europe. Drooker is the author of two graphic novels, "Flood! A Novel in Pictures" (winner of the American Book Award), and "Blood Song: A Silent Ballad". He collaborated with Beat poet Allen Ginsberg on the underground classic, "Illuminated Poems". His provocative art has appeared on countless posters, book and CD covers, and his hard-edged graphics are a familiar sight on street corners throughout the world. He gives frequent slide lectures at colleges and universities.