Roz Chast (born November 26, 1954) is an American cartoonist and is a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes The New Yorker is an American Magazine that publishes reportage commentary criticism essays fiction satire cartoons and poetry She grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the only child of an assistant principal and a high school teacher who subscribed to The New Yorker. Flatbush is a community of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City, consisting of several neighborhoods Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Her earliest cartoons were published in Christopher Street and the Voice. In 1978 The New Yorker accepted one of her cartoons and has since published more than 800. She also publishes cartoons in Scientific American and the Harvard Business Review. Scientific American is a Popular science magazine, published (first weekly and later monthly since August 28, 1845, making it Harvard Business Review is a general Management Magazine published since 1922 by Harvard Business School Publishing, owned by the Harvard
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. Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor, Comedian, Writer, Her comics reflect a "conspiracy of inanimate objects," an expression she credits to her mother.
Her first New Yorker cartoon showed a small collection of "Little Things," strangely named, oddly shaped small objects such as "chent," "spak," and "tiv". Chast's way of drawing is remarkable in that she shuns all conventional craft in her figure drawing, perspective, shading, etc. to emphasize a more humble and confessional kind of cartooning. In this awkwardly crafted and intimate approach, she is following in the footsteps of other notable female cartoonists, notably Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Lynda Barry. Aline Kominsky-Crumb (born Aline Goldsmith, August 1948 Long Beach New York) is an American underground Comics artist best known for her Lynda Barry (born January 2, 1956) is an American Cartoonist and Author. Much like The Simpsons, 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 she has been using color and her work now often appears over several pages. Her first cover for The New Yorker was on August 4, 1986, showing a bewildered man in a white coat pointing to an evolutionary chart devoted to ice cream. Events 70 - The Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar)
She 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 is also hand-lettered by Chast, even including the Library of Congress cataloging information. The Library of Congress is the De facto National library of the United States and the research arm of the United States Congress
She first attended Kirkland College and then studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and received a BFA in painting in 1977. Kirkland College was a small private liberal arts women's college located in Clinton, New York from 1968 to 1978 The Rhode Island School of Design (abbreviated as RISD, pronounced /ˈrɪzdi/ is a Fine arts college located in Providence Rhode Island. She also holds an honorary doctorate from Pratt Institute. Pratt Institute is a specialized private college in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as in Utica New York She is represented by the Julie Saul Gallery,  and currently has a show .
She lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband, the humor writer Bill Franzen, and their two children, Ian and Nina. Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.