Drew FriedmanStretch Conference Speaker
Award winning artist Drew Friedman's comics and illustrations have appeared in Raw, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon, SPY, MAD, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Observer, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Rolling Stone among many others, as well as numerous book covers and art created for Topps and Shout! Factory. His work has been collected in five anthologies, the most recent, "TOO SOON?". "Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks" was published in 2011. Steven Heller in the The New York Times wrote of his three volumes of portraiture of "Old Jewish Comedians": "A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces. Friedman might very well be the Vermeer of the Borscht Belt". New York's Society of Illustrators will be hosting a gallery show of all his Old Jewish Comedians artwork in 2014. His next book of portraits, "Heroes of the Comic Books", will be published by Fantagraphics with a foreword by Al Jaffee. Friedman's comic strip "R. Crumb & Me" , detailing his friendship and association with artist R. Crumb, will appear later this year in "Masterful Marks", published by Simon & Schuster. Friedman lives in rural PA with his wife and frequent collaborator K. Bidus.