New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday—"the magazine's only certifiable genius," according to editor David Remnick. More than 1,000 of her hilariously skewed cartoons have appeared since 1978, featuring a recurring cast of generally hapless but relatively cheerful "everyfolk." In her work, Chast addresses such prickly issues as guilt, anxiety, aging, families, money, and as she would say, "much, much more!" Her Cal Performances talk features an illustrated tour of the evolution of her drawing style, audience Q&A, and a book signing to follow.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]