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Drawn Cities, featuring Julia Rothman and Wendy MacNaughton
Apr 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Two renowned artists rep their respective cities in these two dynamically illustrated collections, Hello, New York and Meanwhile, in San Francisco.
About Hello, New York:
Anyone who loves New York will delight in this illustrated homage to the city. Artist, author, and lifelong New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic assortment of historical tidbits (how the New York Public Library lion sculptures got their names), idiosyncratic places to visit (where to find the tennis courts at Grand Central Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love from a Hasidic Jewish landlord), and personal recollections from growing up in the Bronx (fried fish at Johnny’s Reef)—all illuminated in her beloved signature style. Part memoir, part guidebook, Hello NY is a personal tour through New York’s offbeat treasures through the eyes of beloved indie artist Julia Rothman.
About Meanwhile, in San Francisco:
If San Francisco could talk, what would it say? With her beloved city as a backdrop, a sketchbook in hand, and her natural sense of curiosity, New York Times-bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton asked dozens of locals to describe their lives in the city in their own words. The result is Meanwhile in San Francisco, a street-smart collection of intimate explorations as diverse and beautiful as San Francisco itself.
Readers meet produce vendors at the Civic Center farmers market, patrons combing the shelves at the San Francisco public library, mah jongg players in Chinatown, MUNI drivers getting ready for the day’s run, early-morning dogwalkers, Critical Mass bicyclists, fearless ocean swimmers, and much more. Complete with a removable book jacket that folds out into a beautiful, illustrated poster-sized map, Meanwhile in San Francisco is graphic journalism that offers both residents and visitors a priceless opportunity to see the city with new eyes.