Author Event: David Sipress

calendar icon August 18, 2022 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books will cosponsor an author event with cartoonist David Sipress for his new book What's So Funny? that spans the trajectory of his life and accomplishments on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 PM in the Howard Room.

David Sipress, a dreamer and obsessive drawer living with his Upper West Side family in the age of JFK and Sputnik, goes hazy when it comes to the ceaselessly imparted lessons-on-life from his meticulous, secretive father and the angsty expectations of his migraine-prone mother. Sipress paints his hapless place in the family, from the time he is tricked by his unreliable older sister into rocketing his pet turtle out his twelfth-floor bedroom window, to the moment he walks away from a Harvard PhD program in Russian history to begin his life as a professional cartoonist. This poignant, compelling family story is also a meditation on creativity and the art of cartooning, and Sipress’s cartoons appear throughout What's So Funny? with spot-on precision, inducing delightful Aha moments in answer to the perennial question aimed at cartoonists: Where do you get your ideas?

David Sipress is has been staff cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1988, and has published nearly 700 cartooons. David co-created 'Conversations with Cartoonists', a series of onstage interviews with New Yorker artists, and won the 2016 National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Gag Cartooning. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Ginny Shubert, an attorney and activist.

All are welcome to join us for this free program in the library's Howard room. If you have any questions, contact Kayleigh at or 374-5515.

Location: Howard Room
Event Type: Author Event
Registration: No
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