Drew Friedman

Drew Friedman

    Appearing Sat & Sunday Only

    Drew Friedman’s comics and illustrations have appeared in countless publications over the last 40 years.  His work has been collected in six anthologies, the most recent Drew Friedman’s Chosen People, (Fantagraphics). He illustrated Howard Stern’s two best-selling books. Steven Heller writing in 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 well be the Vermeer of the Borsht Belt”. His two volumes of Heroes of the Comics were recently published by Fantagraphics, the second volume nominated for an Eisner award. In 2014, the Society of illustrators hosted a two-floor showing of his original Old Jewish comedians art, the opening attended by none other than Abe Vigoda. Filmmaker Kevin Dougherty is currently filming a documentary on Friedman’s career, Vermeer of the Borscht Belt. Drew Friedman and his wife and frequent collaborator, K. Bidus live with their beagle, Gunther.