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March 14, 1997 | MOLLY SELVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You notice the glasses first. They are large, horn-rimmed, Marian-the-librarian spectacles that look larger still atop her petite face and frame. From across the table in a Manhattan restaurant, they appear to magnify her eyes, slightly distort her features. But that's an illusion; for it's we who are examined, analyzed and reflected back through the lenses.
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November 21, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
I can't imagine a better editor for “The Best American Comics 2012” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 360 pp., $25) than Françoise Mouly . Co-founder (with her husband Art Spiegelman) of the legendary “comix” magazine RAW and long-time art editor of the New Yorker, she has been on the comics scene since before there was a comics scene, and is a key figure in the ongoing evolution of the form. As she explains in her introduction (itself a four-page strip that appropriates the styles of, among others, Maira Kalman , Roz Chast , Ben Katchor , Charles Burns and Lynda Barry : “When I started RAW magazine, in the '80s … there were mostly superheroes, a few children's comics … and the dirty, intentionally lowbrow, underground comix.
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MAGAZINE
June 23, 1996
Lynda Barry is good ("SoCal Funnies: The Midwest Versus L.A.," May 19). I enjoy her as much as Roz Chast, my favorite cartoonist. I look forward to seeing more of Barry in the magazine. Ralph Chen Long Beach
BOOKS
December 10, 2006 | Susan Salter Reynolds, susan.reynolds@latimes.com
WHERE would we be without Roz Chast? Protector of Shut-Ins, celebrator of Nerds, mouthpiece of the Armchair Expert! Her skinny, bespectacled, high-waisted characters have attained mythic prominence in cartoons like "Never the Experiment Always the Control," "Cross-Country Knitting," "Attack of the Young Professionals" and "The Ancient Tea Ceremony of Astoria," which yellow happily on refrigerator doors, constant reminders that our eccentricities are the most interesting things about us.
BOOKS
December 10, 2006 | Susan Salter Reynolds, susan.reynolds@latimes.com
WHERE would we be without Roz Chast? Protector of Shut-Ins, celebrator of Nerds, mouthpiece of the Armchair Expert! Her skinny, bespectacled, high-waisted characters have attained mythic prominence in cartoons like "Never the Experiment Always the Control," "Cross-Country Knitting," "Attack of the Young Professionals" and "The Ancient Tea Ceremony of Astoria," which yellow happily on refrigerator doors, constant reminders that our eccentricities are the most interesting things about us.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
I can't imagine a better editor for “The Best American Comics 2012” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 360 pp., $25) than Françoise Mouly . Co-founder (with her husband Art Spiegelman) of the legendary “comix” magazine RAW and long-time art editor of the New Yorker, she has been on the comics scene since before there was a comics scene, and is a key figure in the ongoing evolution of the form. As she explains in her introduction (itself a four-page strip that appropriates the styles of, among others, Maira Kalman , Roz Chast , Ben Katchor , Charles Burns and Lynda Barry : “When I started RAW magazine, in the '80s … there were mostly superheroes, a few children's comics … and the dirty, intentionally lowbrow, underground comix.
BOOKS
January 3, 1988 | Charles Solomon, Solomon is completing "Enchanted Drawings: A History of Animation in America," to be published next year by Alfred A. Knopf
These five books contain a mixed bag of alternative cartoons for readers who can't face the prospect of yet another "Garfield" collection: Roz Chast's minimalist ink-and-watercolor drawings tell weird little stories, including an adaptation of Thomas Mann's "Magic Mountain" for ballpoint pens and "A Parakeet's First View of the Universe," in which a budgie flies out an apartment window--and beyond the Milky Way. In a similarly outre vein,...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1997
"Dog & Cat Exhibition: Reigning Cats & Dogs," an art exhibition at Storyopolis Art Gallery featuring original art by noted artists, kicks off Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a "Feline Fiesta and Doggy Do" event--pet tricks with Darla the Wonder Dog, storytelling, a pet collar craft and Perfect Pet Rescue dog and cat adoptions. The exhibition runs through July 5 and includes works by Tim Burton, Roz Chast, Maira Kalman, Barry Moser, J. Otto Siebold and others. Information: (310)
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October 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The trend seems as plain as the nose on your child's face, or an arrow through your head. There's Madonna, Billy Crystal and Jamie Lee Curtis. And Jerry Seinfeld. And John Lithgow. And Katie Couric. All celebrities. All parents. All authors of children's books. Now Steve Martin has written one. But he doesn't have any children. "I'm not sure why I did this.
NEWS
March 14, 1997 | MOLLY SELVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You notice the glasses first. They are large, horn-rimmed, Marian-the-librarian spectacles that look larger still atop her petite face and frame. From across the table in a Manhattan restaurant, they appear to magnify her eyes, slightly distort her features. But that's an illusion; for it's we who are examined, analyzed and reflected back through the lenses.
MAGAZINE
June 23, 1996
Lynda Barry is good ("SoCal Funnies: The Midwest Versus L.A.," May 19). I enjoy her as much as Roz Chast, my favorite cartoonist. I look forward to seeing more of Barry in the magazine. Ralph Chen Long Beach
BOOKS
January 3, 1988 | Charles Solomon, Solomon is completing "Enchanted Drawings: A History of Animation in America," to be published next year by Alfred A. Knopf
These five books contain a mixed bag of alternative cartoons for readers who can't face the prospect of yet another "Garfield" collection: Roz Chast's minimalist ink-and-watercolor drawings tell weird little stories, including an adaptation of Thomas Mann's "Magic Mountain" for ballpoint pens and "A Parakeet's First View of the Universe," in which a budgie flies out an apartment window--and beyond the Milky Way. In a similarly outre vein,...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS
A lackluster show offers work by four artists at different stages of their careers. Alan Shean's large, well-mannered abstractions seem to aspire vaguely to the status of vintage Diebenkorns. Formulaic and dated, these are canvases with with broad, tasteful applications of color, constellations of crisp lines and arcs, and small swipes of paint with tidily dissolving edges.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 1995 | Lynne Heffley, Lynne Heffley is a Times staff writer
Cartoonist Roz Chast, whose deceptively simple, instantly recognizable slice- of-life zingers have been a regular feature in the New Yorker for almost 20 years, recently added illustrations for two children's books--"Now Everybody Really Hates Me" and "Gabby the Shrew"--to her credits. Original art from those books along with some of Chast's ink-and-wash New Yorker cartoons and classical music covers she designed for Deutsche Grammophon's "Mad About . . .
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