Early life and education
Chast's subjects often deal with domestic and family life. In a 2006 interview with comedian Steve Martin
for the New Yorker Festival
, Chast revealed that she enjoys drawing interior scenes, often involving lamps and accentuated wall paper, to serve as the backdrop for her comics. Her comics reflect a "conspiracy of inanimate objects", an expression she credits to her mother.
Her first New Yorker
cartoon, Little Things, was sold to the magazine in April 1978. The cartoon, which Chast describes as "peculiar and personal", shows a small collection of "Little Things"—strangely-named, oddly-shaped small objects such as "chent", "spak", and "tiv".
Chast's drawing style shuns conventional craft in her figure drawing, perspective, shading, etc.; this approach is similar to that of several other female cartoonists, notably Aline Kominsky-Crumb
and Lynda Barry
. A significant part of the humor in Chast's cartoons appears in the background and the corners of the frames.
Her New Yorker
cartoons began as small black-and-white panels, but increasingly used more color and her work often appears over several pages. Her first cover for The New Yorker
was on August 4, 1986, showing a lecturer in a white coat pointing to a family tree of ice cream.
Chast has written or illustrated more than a dozen books, including Unscientific Americans
, Parallel Universes
, Mondo Boxo
, Proof of Life on Earth
, The Four Elements
and The Party After You Left: Collected Cartoons 1995–2003
(Bloomsbury, 2004). In 2006, Theories of Everything: Selected Collected and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978–2006
was published, collecting most of her cartoons from The New Yorker
and other periodicals. One characteristic of her books is that the "author photo" is always a cartoon she draws of, presumably, herself. The title page, including the Library of Congress
cataloging information, is also hand-lettered by Chast.
Chast is represented by the Danese/Corey gallery in Chelsea, New York City.
- Cartoon Memoirs at the Museum of the City of New York
- The Masters Series: Roz Chast at School of Visual Arts in New York City
- Cartoon Memoirs at the Norman Rockwell Musesum
- Contemporary Jewish Museum
Articles and comic strips
- Chast, Ros (November 8, 2010). "Leo Cullum". The Talk of the Town. Postscript. The New Yorker. 86 (35): 30.
- — (November 8, 2010). "Bananas". Shouts & Murmurs. The New Yorker. 86 (35): 40.
- — (December 28, 2020). "A cartoonist's life". Comics. The New Yorker. 96 (42): 33.
- Marx, Patricia. You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time (illustrated by Roz Chast), (New York: Celadon Books, 2020)
- Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury, 2017) ISBN 9781632869784
- The Best American Comics 2016 (editor) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) ISBN 9780544750357
- Around the Clock (Atheneum, 2015) ISBN 9781416984764
- Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs (Norman Rockwell Museum, 2015)
- Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014) ISBN 9781608198061
- Marco Goes to School (Atheneum, 2012) ISBN 9781416984757
- A Friend for Marco (Atheneum, 2012) ISBN 9781416984757
- What I Hate: From A to Z (Bloomsbury, 2011) ISBN 9781608196890
- Too Busy Marco (Atheneum, 2010) ISBN 9781442440708
- Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006 (Bloomsbury, 2008) ISBN 9781596915404
- The Party, After You Left (Bloomsbury, 2004) ISBN 9781632861078
- Childproof (Hyperion, 1997) ISBN 9780786862443
- Proof of Life on Earth (Harper, 1991) ISBN 9780060968861
- The Four Elements (Harper, 1988) ISBN 9780708847817
- Mondo Boxo (Harper, 1987) ISBN 9780060157951
- Poems and Songs (Ink, Inc., 1985) ISBN 978-3744712750
- Parallel Universes: Cartoons (Harper, 1984) ISBN 9780060911775
- Three small books (Kathryn Markel, 1982)
- Unscientific Americans (Dial, 1982) ISBN 9780385276221
- Last Resorts (Ink, Inc., 1979)
- ^ Chast, Roz. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014).
- ^ "Contributors: Roz Chast". Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- ^ "A Life's Work: 12 Women Who Deserve Lifetime Achievement Recognition". Archived from the original on 2016-08-01. Retrieved 2016-02-10.
- ^ "APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
- ^ "Roz Chast Accepts Alumni Award". Our RISD. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- ^ Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 30, 2014: Interview with Roz Chast; Interview with Louis C.K. National Public Radio (U.S.) WHYY, Inc. December 30, 2014. OCLC 958462415. [at 20:51] My parents were born in 1912. They grew up in the Depression, or graduated from college into the Depression. They kept notebooks where they kept track of every nickel that they spent. And these habits of frugality, from having grown up so poor, to having graduating in the Depression, never left them. They were frugal, they were very careful about money, they used everything up. I remember, my mother would take slivers of soap and put them in a washcloth, and then sew this little soap bag out of the slivers of soap. She made a bathrobe out of towels that she sewed together. Audio (MP3)
- ^ "The Gloriously Anxious Art of Roz Chast - Hadassah Magazine". hadassahmagazine.org. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ Brockes, Emma (14 June 2014). "Life drawing to a close: my parents' final year". the Guardian. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ Mankoff, Robert (2015-10-06). How about never--is never good for you? : my life in cartoons (First Picador ed.). New York. p. 174. ISBN 9781250062420. OCLC 931942492.
- ^ "Roz Chast : Cartoons : New Yorker Covers". rozchast.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ Kakutani, Michiko (5 May 2014). "Confronting the Inevitable, Graphically : A Memoir by Roz Chast, in Words and Cartoons". New York Times > Books of The Times. New York. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
- ^ "Roz Chast - Artists - Danese/Corey". www.danesecorey.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ "Roz Chast | Museum of the City of New York". www.mcny.org. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
- ^ "School of Visual Arts | SVA | New York City | Fine Arts and Graphic Design School in New York City". School of Visual Arts | SVA | New York City. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
- ^ DHeck (2015-03-24). "Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs - Norman Rockwell Museum - The Home for American Illustration". Norman Rockwell Museum. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
- ^ "Roz Chast at the Contemporary Jewish Museum". www.sfarts.org. Retrieved 2020-08-30.
- ^ Kurutz, Steven (31 October 2009). "Bill Franzen and the New Yorker's Roz Chast End a Halloween Tradition". wsj.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ Green, Penelope. "For a Professional Phobic, the Scariest Night of All". nytimes.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ "VIDEO: Tour 'New Yorker' Staff Cartoonist Roz Chast's Connecticut Home and Studio - 6sqft". 6sqft. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ "ROZ CHAST'S BIG DRAW". 18 July 1993. Retrieved 12 October 2018 – via www.washingtonpost.com.
- ^ "William Franzen - The New Yorker". The New Yorker. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ Werris, Wendy (Apr 18, 2014). "Telling It Like It Is: Roz Chast". PW. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 6 October 2016. A version of this article appeared in the 04/21/2014 issue of Publishers Weekly under the headline: Telling It Like It Is: Roz Chast
- ^ Lyall, Sarah. "Parents Safely in the Closet". nytimes.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- ^ "National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for Publishing Year 2014". National Book Critics Circle. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- ^ Alexandra Alter (March 12, 2015). "'Lila' Honored as Top Fiction by National Book Critics Circle". New York Times. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- ^ "The Heinz Awards: Roz Chast". The Heinz Awards. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
- ^ MacDonald, Heidi (October 6, 2018). "2018 Harvey Award Winners Announced". Comics Beat.
- ^ Title in the online table of contents is "The cartoonist as junior-high student".
- ^ Chast, Roz; Plunkett, Stephanie Haboush; Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge (2015). Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. OCLC 950267879.
- ^ Chast, Roz (1982). Three small books. New York: Kathryn Markel. OCLC 10359089.
- ^ Chast, Roz (1979). Last resorts. New York City: Ink Inc. OCLC 38742942.
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