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Roz Chast

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, and received her BFA in graphic design and painting in 1977. Shortly after graduating, however, she returned to making cartoons, and within two years joined "The New Yorker," where she has been published continually since.

A brilliant interpreter of the everyday, Chast’s cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity. In addition to her cartoons, Chast has incorporated her cast of recurring characters into other media , from pysanka eggs to hooked rugs.

Chast’s most recent cartoon collection is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called "Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006." She also illustrated "The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z," the best-selling children's book by Steve Martin. In May of 2014, Bloomsbury will publish, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?", a memoir about her parents' final years.

She has contributed to many humor collections, lectured widely, and received several prestigious awards, including honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College (2011), Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston (2010), and Pratt Institute (1998). In 2012 she was awarded the NYC Literary Honor in Humor by Mayor Bloomberg and in 2013 was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The artist lives in Connecticut with her family and two parrots.


Roz Chast in The New York Times by Peter Garritanto
Nov. 27, 2018
Roz Chast in Vogue On the M4 Bus With Cartoonist Roz Chast by Julia Felsenthal
Roz Chast in The New York Times
Oct. 11, 2017

Roz Chast is New Yorkier Than You by John Leland

Roz Chast in The Washington Post ‘The Simpsons’ hilariously spoofs the comics industry, by Michael Cavna
Oct. 9, 2017
Roz Chast in The New York Times Book Review
Oct. 5, 2017

By the Book; interview with Roz Chast

Roz Chast in People
Oct. 3, 2017

Cartoon Queen Roz Chast: Why I Love New York BY KIM HUBBARD

Roz Chast: Interview in Forbes

by Liza Donnelly

Roz Chast in The New York Times

Book Review by Alex Witchel

Roz Chast in The New York Times

Confronting the Inevitable, by Michiko Kakutani

Roz Chast: Interview on NPR

by NPR Staff

Roz Chast in The New York Times

At Home with Roz Chast by Sarah Lyall