The Subway Sofa!
Of all the cartoonists I look forward to in my weekly copy of The New Yorker, Roz Chast is queen. Her quirky characters seem to vibrate on the page in a cluttered-and-chaotic cartoon universe. Armed with sharpened pencils and finely honed, deadpan punchlines, Chast digs down into the neuroses, the worries, and the uncertainties of daily life. And just about every week she makes me laugh right out loud.
The Museum of the City of New York (one of our favorite places!) is currently showcasing the artist’s work with Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. The exhibit, which runs through October 9, 2016, features more than 200 of Chast’s works, including many scenarios and situations that are particular to the great city of New York.
Enjoy this very cool, very short video, “Roz Chast Creates ‘The Subway Sofa.’”