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New Yorker Cartoonist's Panel

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New Yorker Cartoonist's Panel
New Yorker Cartoonist's Panel
Harry Bliss
A Wealth of Pigeons

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. His syndicated single-panel comic ‘Bliss’ appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated over 25 books for children and is the founder of the Cornish CCS Fellowship for Graphic Novelists in Cornish, New Hampshire. 

His most recent book is A Wealth of Pigeons with Steve Martin, with who he also illustrated  Martin’s forthcoming book Number One is Walking

Ellis Rosen
Send Help!

Ellis Rosen is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, as well as The New York Times, MADMagazine, The Washington Post, Wired, The Paris Review, Late Night with Seth Meyers and AirMail. 

He has also done several comics for the Daily Shouts section on The New He is the co-editor for the upcoming cartoon anthology: Send Help! 

Read his weekly cartoon series, Junk Drawer at 

David Sipress
What's So Funny: A Cartoonist's Memoir

David Sipress was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Williams College in 1968 and went on to study Russian History in the Department of Soviet Studies at Harvard University. He left Harvard before completing his degree to pursue a career as a cartoonist and has been staff cartoonist since 1998 for The New Yorker, where he has published nearly 700 cartoons. 

He lectures widely on cartooning, and his autobiographical writing has appeared frequently on  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Ginny Shubert, an attorney and activist who works on issues of health and housing. 

Library Journal calls his latest book, What's So Funny: A Cartoonist's Memoir. “An intimate and engaging memoir by an artist who understands that personal thoughts and feelings often lead to remarkable ideas." The New York Times called it, “An endearingly vulnerable tale of being molded by one’s family of origin…economic and amiable (and occasionally devastating).

Sofia Warren
Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator

Sofia Warren has been a contributing cartoonist to the New Yorker since 2017, and her work has been featured in MoMA Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Catapult, and the books Send Help! and Notes from the Bathroom Line.

Her forthcoming book is Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator. She was born in Rhode Island and is based in Brooklyn.

Hilary Price
Rhymes With Orange

Hilary Price has been writing and drawing Rhymes With Orange, her award-winning daily newspaper comic strip, since 1995.  

At the age of 25, she was the youngest woman ever to have a syndicated strip.  It appears in newspapers internationally, and has also has appeared in Parade Magazine, People, and in The Library of Congress. She now  collaborates on Rhymes With Orange with Canadian cartoonist Rina Piccolo. Hilary teaches single panel cartooning at The Center For  Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. 

 In 2015, Hilary was given an Inkpot Award for career achievement in comic arts from the San Diego Comic-Con International. When not at her desk, Hilary walks her overly  large dog and spoils her hoodlum cat. She lives in western  Massachusetts.

Ever wonder how cartoonists work? New Yorker cartoons have been a lifeline these last few years. Join us when four prominent New Yorker cartoonists, Harry Bliss, Ellis Rosen, David Sipress, and Sofia Warren discuss single panel cartooning and captioning with moderator Hilary Price.


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