Not many of us make it into the dictionary as an adjective. But then again, Rube Goldberg is no ordinary noun.
He was a cartoonist, humorist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, and in his seventy-two-year career, he wrote and illustrated nearly fifty thousand cartoons, which were syndicated in daily newspapers throughout the world. His granddaughter, the designer Jennifer George joins cartoonist Al Jaffee and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and cartoon historian Brian Walker to look back at the life and work of this quintessential American cartoonist.
Jennifer George will be selling and signing copies of her new book, The Art of Rube Goldberg, following the event.
Can't make it to the event? Leave your questions for our guests below, and they might be used on stage during the Q&A. Keep an eye on 92Y On Demand after the event for any video clips we might share! You might see your question used on stage.
Brian Walker has a diverse background in professional cartooning and cartoon scholarship. He is a founder and former director of the Museum of Cartoon Art, where he worked from 1974 to 1992. He has written, edited and contributed to more than thirty-five books on cartoon art and is the author of the definitive history The Comics: The Complete Collection (Abrams ComicArts). Since the early 1980s he has been part of the creative team that produces the comic strips Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois.
This event is part of the 7 Days of Genius series.
7 Days of Genius receives generous support from individuals and organizations, including the John Templeton Foundation.
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Jennifer George, Al Jaffee and Adam Gopnik with Brian Walker: The Genius of Rube Goldberg
Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014, 8:15 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Buttenwieser Hall
Price: from $29.00
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