Cartoon Legend NICOLE HOLLANDER delivers The Sylvia Chronicles!
The Sylvia Chronicles:
30 Years of Graphic Misbehavior from Reagan to Obama
Since drawing her first Sylvia strip in 1979, cartoonist Nicole Hollander has channeled her acerbic wit and razor-sharp sensibilities through the incomparable and irascible Sylvia, a Chicago original whose hilarious commentary on American life has won over millions of loyal readers.
The Sylvia Chronicles (with a foreword by Jules Feiffer) presents SylviaÃ¢s singular take on contemporary politics, from the early days of Reagan to the latter days of Palin. Along the way, she takes on subjects as varied as the hazards of allowing death row convicts a last smoke, an imaginary exchange with Donald RumsfeldÃ¢s younger brother, and the dangers of texting while driving an SUV and reaching across the seat for a Snickers bar Ã¢" recording not only the most memorable and outrageous events of the past three decades but also the often overlooked absurdities of our daily lives.
With a Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, Nicole Hollander had plans to become a painter. Instead, she focused on graphic design, styling matchboxes in California. After moving back to Chicago, Hollander worked as an art teacher and art director. Sylvia was first published in the feminist magazine The Spokeswoman, and is now an internationally syndicated comic strip. Hollander created the Sylvia character to Ã¢hack her way through the jungle of agingÃ¢. Of her numerous collections, Female Problems: An Unhelpful Guide was turned into a musical in 1998. While you can always visit her website, donÃ¢t miss this chance to meet the cartoon legend this evening!
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