When Cartoonists Illustrate! Part 5: Roz Chast

When Cartoonists Illustrate! Part 5: Roz Chast SUTTONSIGNER.jpgBy Ward Sutton

When Cartoonists Illustrate! There's often a line drawn between cartoonists and illustrators. All this week, I'm profiling talented people known for their cartooning and showing their work in an illustration context.

Roz Chast draws cartoons for The New Yorker. Her latest book is Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a graphic memoir about her parents' final years.

WARD SUTTON: How do you like illustrating compared to cartooning?

ROZ CHAST: I prefer cartooning, but I like humorous illustration.

2Roz.jpgWARD SUTTON: Do you actively look for illustration work?

ROZ CHAST: I don't actively look for illustration work.

WARD SUTTON: Have you illustrated, or would you illustrate, cartoons that others write?

ROZ CHAST: No. I prefer drawing my own ideas.

WARD SUTTON: Do you have a dream illustration gig?

ROZ CHAST: The book I did with Stephin Merritt was pretty close to a dream illustration gig: Stephin Merritt plus words plus rhymes! Heaven!

Roz Chast Website
Roz Chast: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Cartoons from The New Yorker

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