Ben Katchor Lecture & Workshop

Sunday, April 27th, 1PM Lecture, 3-5PM Workshop
Free Admission


In conjunction with the PRESS: Artist & Machine exhibition


Lecture, 1-2PM

Halftone Printing in the Yiddish Press and Other Objects of Idol Worship is a dreamlike presentation of words, images, facts and fictions by MacArthur "Genius" Award-winning cartoonist, graphic novelist, and multimedia theater artist Ben Katchor. Katchor will speak on memories of his father, art history, technology, a haunting and strangely beautiful South American artifact, and the Biblical declaration: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Katchor will read from his own comics while projecting his drawn narratives. The lecture begins at 1pm. Katchor's picture-stories include Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, Hotel & Farm, The Jew of New York, The Cardboard Valise, and Shoehorn Technique. He produces a monthly strip for Metropolis magazine. His latest book, Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories (Pantheon) was published in 2013. He's collaborated with composer Mark Mulcahy on six music-theater shows, most recently Up From the Stacks (2011) set in the New York Public Library and 42nd Street, circa 1970. Ben Katchor was a 2009 TED Talk speaker and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City and resides in Brooklyn. The Ben Katchor lecture is free and open to the public.


Registration is recommended at Eventbrite


Free admission and Ben Katchor lecture sponsored by:

The University of Louisville Humanities Ph.D. Program, Art Department, The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, and Jewish Studies Committee






Workshop, 3-5PM

Ben Katchor's Graphic Narrative Workshop will provide a series of introductory exercises in storytelling through text and image. No drawing or fiction-writing experience is required. The Ben Katchor workshop is sponsored by The University of Louisville Humanities Ph.D. Program and Art Department.The Ben Katchor workshop is free and open to adults ages 16 and older. Space is limited.




The Ben Katchor workshop is sponsored by:

The University of Louisville Humanities Ph.D. Program and Art Department


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