Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meet cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty Saturday morning at the Farmacy

This Saturday morning, we're over the moon to have cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty back at the Farmacy for a meet and greet, and to sign copies of his legendary book, "WHO NEEDS DONUTS". Bring the kids, bring your parents, this will be a very special morning at the Farm. 
Mark A. Stamaty
But wait, this guy sounds familiar...WHO IS MARK ALAN STAMATY??? Mark is the author-illustrator of ten books. His children's books include Who Needs Donuts?Alia's MissionToo Many Time MachinesSmall in the SaddleMinnie Maloney & Macaroni and Where's My Hippopotamus? In 1977–1978, Mark’s panoramic centerfold cartoons of Greenwich Village and Times Square for the Village Voice attracted widespread attention and were sold by the Voice as posters. He then created a series of comic strips for that paper, including MacDoodle St., which was later published as a comic strip novel. In 1981 Meg Greenfield, editorial page editor of the Washington Post, asked Mark to create a comic strip about Washington for her op-ed page. Mark traveled to D.C. to do extensive research, and in November of that year the Post and the Village Voice jointly debuted his new creation, Washingtoon, featuring, among many other characters, Congressman Bob Forehead, chairman of the JFK-Look-Alike Caucus. The comic strip’s popularity with Postand Voice readers led to its being picked up by more than 40 newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Austin-American Statesman. Mark has created covers for The New Yorker, the New Republic, the Washington Post Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, and others. His cartoons and illustrations have appeared in many publications, including Slate Magazine, Esquire, New York Magazine, Harper's, Newsweek, Playboy, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times Magazine.
What: NY author and cartoonist, Mark Alan Stamaty book signing and meet & greet. (Peter Pan donut morning at the Farmacy)
Where: Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain / 513 Henry Street, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, November 19th, from 11-1 PM
Why: Because life is too short to not spend a Saturday morning eating great donuts and talking to great artists.  
Visit Stamaty's website for tour of his work: