Drawing NYC: A Conversation with Kim Deitch starting at 6:30PM

When: Wednesday, January 15, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Price: $15 & up | $10 for Museum Members

Join graphic novelist and Underground Comics legend Kim Deitch and jazz critic and historian Gary Giddins for a discussion of the factual and fictional New York geography created by Deitch in his latest book, Reincarnation Stories (Fantagraphics, 2019). With settings ranging from Central Park to the surface of the moon, and a cast of characters including a feline jazz pianist, cartoonist Spain Rodriguez, Jesus Christ as an intergalactic conqueror, Frank Sinatra, and Deitch himself, Reincarnation Stories blends the familiar with the fantastic.


This event is part of our Core Conversations series. To view all the programs in the series, click here.


About the Speakers:

Kim Deitch got his start doing comic strips for The East Village Other in 1967 and in 1969 succeeded Vaughn Bodé as editor of the Other’s underground comics tabloid. His Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2002) was named one of Time’s “100 Best Graphic Novels Ever Written," he has also been awarded an Eisner Award and an Inkpot Award for his work. His newest book is Reincarnation Stories (2019). Deitch remains a true cartoonists’ cartoonist, adored by his peers as much as anyone in the history of the medium.


Gary Giddins joined The Village Voice in 1973, and a year later, introduced his column “Weather Bird,” which ran through 2003, garnering six ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for Excellence in Music Criticism. In recent years, Giddins had contributed articles about jazz to The New Yorker, Jazz Times, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Nation, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. He has received many awards for his work, including a Peabody, a Grammy, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Giddins has also just completed the second (of three) volumes of his Bing Crosby biography.


$20 for Adults | $15 for Seniors, Students, and Educators (with ID)

$10 for Museum Members


Members: To receive your discount, click on the "Buy Tickets" button above, then sign in to your account on the ticketing page.


Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at programs@mcny.org or 917.492.3395.


Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St., Open Daily 10am–6pm


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  • Wed, Jan 15, 2020 to Wed, Jan 15, 2020
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