New York, February 19--Molly Crabapple, artist & writer, Vice columnist, describes her experiences drawing at Guantanamo and the reaction to her cartoons, Emmanuel "Manu" Letouze talks about his dual role as a cartoonist and "big data" economist; Art Spiegelman presents examples of his controversial covers for The New Yorker and discusses the responses from the public. Examples of each artist's work was projected on a screen during the panel, Not featured in this excerpt is Françpos Mouly, art director at THe New Yorker, who gave some much=needed historical background to the Charlie Hebdo' satire by highlighting the radical differences in approach to free speech, church and state in France and the United States. As the moderator,Lenny Lopate attempted to keep a flippant , cynical tone to the proceedings but was frequently outdone by the practicing artists who spoke their minds with verve and humor.
New York. February 19--At FIAF's After Charlie Hebdo panel at Florence Gould Hall, Vice columnist, artist and writer Molly Crabapple described the censorship she encountered drawing at Guantanamo, as well as censorship back home; the noted Art Spiegelman spoke of public responses to his early New Yorker covers and Manu of his reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and his dual role as a political cartoonist and a "big data" economist, or which he uses cartoons in his presentations. Moderator Lenny Lopate attempted to lend a flippant, unengaged, genteel tone to the proceedings but the panelists deflected his attempts and defended the practice of their craft with verve and humor. NB Not featured in this excerpt is Françoise Mouly, art editor at the New Yorker. who added a much-needed historical perspective and and highlighted the dirfferences to free speech, satire and the separation of church and state in France and the United States. Filmed by Liza Béar