This poster was printed on the occasion of Picture Room’s Featured Artist show with Roz Chast, Hallie Bateman, Emily Flake, and Glynnis Fawkes in the Spring of 2018. The Picture Room graphic identity, designed by Benjamin Critton, nods to the rectangle as the historic mode of art-making, using classical proportions to enact various iterations of the Golden Ratio.
Roz Chast (b. 1954, New York) is a New Yorker cartoonist who first drew for the magazine in 1978. Known for her wide illustrative range, which spans from gag strips to children’s literature, Chast has received equally diverse honors, including the Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities (2015), the National Book Critics’ Circle award for Autobiography (2014), and the New York City Literary Honor for Humor (2012). Her recent books include Going Into Town: a Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury 2017) and the acclaimed graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury 2014). Chast’s work can also be found in Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones, among many other publications. She lives and works in New York and Connecticut.
Hallie Bateman (b. 1989, California) is an illustrator and writer who lives in Los Angeles. Her drawings and writing have appeared regularly in The New Yorker since 2015, and are also published in such venues as The New York Times Magazine, The Awl, and Hyperallergic. Bateman illustrated Love Voltaire Us Apart by Julia Edelman (Icon Books 2016) and published a creative journal, Brave New Work, with MoMA in 2017. Her book What To Do When I’m Gone, a collaboration with her mother, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
Emily Flake (b. 1977, Connecticut) is a cartoonist, illustrator, and the creator of Lulu Eightball, a weekly strip that ran from 2001 to 2016. She began drawing for The New Yorker in 2008 and has since published over a hundred cartoons in the magazine. Flake’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MAD Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Newsweek, and The Nation, among other publications. Her books include the Prism Award-winning These Things Ain’t Gonna Smoke Themselves (Bloomsbury USA 2007) and Mama Tried (Grand Central Publishing 2015). She now lives in Brooklyn.
Glynnis Fawkes (b. 1969, Oregon) is a cartoonist and archaeological illustrator living in Burlington, Vermont. Her Ignatz Award-nominated comics about parenthood have appeared in The New Yorker since 2017. They are also published on MuthaMagazine.com and are collected in Reign of Crumbs, published by Kilgore Books in 2017. Fawkes’s self-published book Greek Diary won a silver medal at the Society of Illustrators MoCCA Arts Festival in 2017, and her book-in-progress Alle Ego won the MoCCA Arts Festival Award for Excellence in 2016. She was named a Best American Comics Notable in 2012 and 2013.
Benjamin Critton, b. 1983, is an American artist and graphic designer. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Art, and lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
17 × 11 inches unframed