Katchor, Ben


Ben Katchor
BA, Art, Brooklyn College
Associate Professor of Illustration, School of Art, Media, and Technology, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Comic strips, graphic novels, illustration
Ben Katchor is an award-winning cartoonist who has taught and lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. His picture stories—including Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, The Jew of New York, The Cardboard Valise, Hotel & Farm, and Shoehorn Technique—have run in newspapers and magazines since 1986. Mr. Katchor’s comic strips have appeared in The Forward, Metropolis magazine, and the New Yorker. Katchor’s awards include a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1995) and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2000). In 2002, he was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin, and in 2007, he was a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars. Mr. Katchor wrote libretti and designed scenic projections for three musical theater productions, The Carbon Copy Building, The Rosenbach Company, and The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island.
Courses Taught:
  • Visual Narrative
  • Picture Story Composition
Recent Publications:

Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay

Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer

The Jew of New York

The Beauty Supply District

Hand-Drying in America And Other Stories

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