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Festival of Books: Roz Chast, cartoonists talk about drawing from life
Festival of Books: Roz Chast, cartoonists talk about drawing from life

Cartoonists Roz Chast, Bruce Eric Kaplan and Mimi Pond discussed their illustrated memoirs in Saturday's L.A. Times Festival of Books panel called "Drawing on Life: Graphic Memoirs and Novels," moderated by comedy writer Ben Schwartz. Anyone who attended expecting a riot of wisecracks and one-liners would have been disappointed. These three humorists weren't jockeying for big laughs. They are serious and low-key in demeanor, and they share a dry, bittersweet wit that sometimes takes awhile to sneak up on you, even on the page. Their highly personal books are about heavy subjects. Kaplan and Chast were inspired by the deaths of their parents, and their stories are...

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