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At Skylight: Stan Mack presents STAN MACK'S REAL LIFE FUNNIES

At Skylight: Stan Mack presents STAN MACK'S REAL LIFE FUNNIES

Join us for a gigantic collection of Stan Mack’s seminal comic strip that ran in the Village Voice from 1974 to 1995.

Sketchbook in hand, Stan Mack haunted the New York City environs, watching, listening, overhearing, and interviewing its inhabitants. He drew a comic strip every week based on what he saw and heard, famously using verbatim dialogue for his graphic dramatizations. A mixture of humor, spontaneity, serendipity, and weirdness, Mack’s comic strip snapshots caught New Yorkers — whether it is an extortionist calligrapher, a baby evading arrest at her first protest, a stroll up Broadway with a ferret, an evening with a male liberationist, or an unlucky-in-love dolphin trainer — being who they are in all their unguarded and uninhibited glory. This collection includes a foreword by CNN journalist Jake Tapper (The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor) and an afterword by Jeannette Walls (The Glass Castle).

Stan Mack pioneered a documentary style of cartooning with his legendary New York comic strip “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies,” which featured real New Yorkers in their own words. The strip ran in The Village Voice for 20 years. A giant collection of those strips, Stan Mack';s Real Life Funnies: The Collected Conceits, Delusions, and Hijinks of New Yorkers from 1974 to 1995 (Fantagraphics), offers a visual time capsule of two of the most colorful, gritty, and outrageous decades in New York City history. Mack’s other long-running comic strips include “Mule’s Diner” for National Lampoon, “Stan Mack’s Out-takes” (Adweek) and “Stan Mack’s RealMAD” (Mediapost.com). He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a former art director of the New York Herald Tribune’s Book Week, The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: The Collected Conceits, Delusions, and Hijinks of New Yorkers from 1974 to 1995 By Stan Mack, Jake Tapper (Foreword by), Jeannette Walls (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Stan Mack, Jake Tapper (Foreword by), Jeannette Walls (Afterword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781683969167
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Published: Fantagraphics-FU - June 11th, 2024