“An astonishing rediscovery: a collection of enormous, beautiful single-panel comics by the long-forgotten Gotham cartoonist that serves as a revelatory guide to the vibrant working class of thirties and forties New York.” -New York Magazine. See the Top Ten Comics of 2010…
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Kate Kelly of The Huffington Post on Denys Wortman’s cartoons on exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York
“This museum-level recognition of Denys Wortman is largely due to graphic novelist James Sturm, who is also the director of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. He came across some of Wortman’s work and was delighted to locate Denys Wortman VIII and discover that he has maintained a very complete collection of his father’s work, some of which will now be donated to The Center for Cartoon Studies.” Read the full story…
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Draw Your Own City Cartoon Workshop
|December 18, 2010|
Draw Your Own City Cartoon Workshop at The Museum of the City of New York
Saturday December 18, 2pm
In celebration of the exhibition Denys Wortman Rediscovered: Drawings for the World-Telegram and Sun, 1930-1953, cartoonist Sean Ford, M.F.A., The Center for Cartoon Studies, will lead a family workshop, introducing the basics of cartooning and storytelling through comic strips and single panel cartoons. The workshop is inspired by Wortman’s daily single frame column entitled “Metropolitan Movies.”
For more information and to register, visit: mcny.org
New! Denys Wortman’s New York: Portrait of the City in the 30s and 40s
by CCS’s James Sturm and Brandon Elston (CCS ’09)
The Center for Cartoon Studies Denys Wortman’s New York is not only a tribute to Wortman, but it is a tribute to New York, the city that sparked Wortman’s voracious creative output. From coal cellars to roof tops, from opera houses to boarding houses, Wortman recorded the sailors, dish washers, con artists, entertainers, pushcart peddlers, construction workers, musicians, hobos, society matrons, young mothers, secretaries, and students who collectively make New York the city it is.
Many thanks to our community partner, FairPoint, for making this project possible by donating archiving space.
CCS & Museum of the City of New York present Denys Wortman
|November 18, 2010|
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The Museum of the City of New York and The Center for Cartoon Studies present
Nov 19 through Mar 20
The life, art, and times of Denys Wortman, who made daily cartoons for the World-Telegram and Sun for three decades, will be discussed by some of America’s most distinguished cartoonists and historians, including Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winning cartoonist, playwright, and screenwriter; James Sturm, Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and Director of The Center for Cartoon Studies; Joshua Brown, Executive Director of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow; and Denys Wortman VIII, son of the artist. The panel will be moderated by Sean Corcoran, the Museum’s Curator of Prints and Photographs. Exhibition opening reception to follow.
Co-sponsored by The Center for Cartoon Studies and the Society of Illustrators, the event is presented in conjunction with the opening of Denys Wortman Rediscovered: Drawings for the World-Telegram and Sun, 1930-1953. For more information visit: mcny.org
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