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"From 1974 to 1995, New Yorkers starred in their own comic strip in the weekly pages of the city’s trailblazing alternative newsweekly, The Village Voice. Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” chronicled the everyday, the extraordinary, and the downright outlandish lives of New Yorkers, capturing their sardonic humor, sexual shenanigans, and exotic obsessions. Every story was told entirely in the subjects’ own words. And New Yorkers ate it up."

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Contact: Gretchen Crary,, (646) 883-6648

"Indelibly candid, funny, startling, and occasionally even profound, these vignettes depict a magical lost metropolis that forever shaped our culture."--Joe Conason, journalist, author

Photo by Susan Champlin

In the blowing one's own horn department, I offer these links:

Georgia Dullea in The New York Times on At Work With 

EliTalks: Mt Sinai to Providence, Rhode Island 

Steve Heller in Print magazine on Conceptual Illustration in NYT

Jeremiah's Vanishing New York on Real Life Funnies

Jim Power and his Mosaic Trail

The Daily Heller on The Trib's Mighty Book Week

Michael Dooley on Occupy the Fourth-of-July Funnies

A memory of tattoo artist Mike Bakaty

Michael Dooley on Revolutions Foretold

Steve Heller in Print magazine on 'Max and the Black Bots' 

Stanford Chandler in Humor Times on Insight on Cartoonists 

Gene Bergmann on Jean Shepherd and Stan Mack

Steve Heller in Print magazine on Stan Mack the Knife

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