Roz Chast

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children's book by Steve Martin, some of which you may see here.

Awards and Honors

Inductee, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Reuben Award for Best Gag Cartoon

New York City Literary Award for Humor

Honorary Doctorate of Arts
Dartmouth College, 2011

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts
Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston, 2010

Montgomery Fellow
Dartmouth University, 2007

Brooklyn Public Library Foundation, 2003

Delivered the Gail Silver Memorial Lecture
Rhode Island School of Design, 2003

Art Festival Award
Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art, 2004

Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts
Pratt Institute, 1998