Ken Krimstein

Ken Krimstein Ken has been drawing cartoons since he figured out how to do Santa back in Mrs. Gilot's first grade class at the Alan B. Shepherd school. He moved to New York and ditched his office to drop cartoons off at the New Yorker every Wednesday for almost ten years. He finally broke in to that august publication (it was in May, actually), but in the meantime, his rejected cartoons had started a nice cartooning career for him. After getting into The New Yorker, he started to concentrate on writing as well. Ken's cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, Punch, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Narrative, three of S. Gross's cartoon anthologies, King Features' "The New Breed" syndicated panel, Cosmopolitan, Science, Psychology Today, and more. A book of Krimstein's cartoons, "Kvetch as Kvetch Can -- Jewish Cartoons," was recently published by Random House/Clarkson Potter. And essay of his, "Getting from There to Here," is included in the upcoming book from Allworth Press, "The Business of Writing," (he also drew the cartoon on the cover.) He's written a humor column for the New York Observer's "New Yorker's Diary" and has published humor on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Yankee Pot Roast, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, The Big Onion, and has written literary and film criticism for Recently, Ken's started contributing graphic sketchbook essays to the "Chicago Tribune's" literary magazine, "Printer's Row." After many rent payments on New York's Upper West Side, he moved to Chicago last year to start paying rent here. Has three kids, a wife, and a cat.

Ken exhibited in FIRST CONTACT - UFO's, Aliens and Broadway

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