Bob Eckstein is an award-winning illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, snowman expert, and author of The New York Times bestselling “Footnotes from the Greatest Bookstores” and “The Illustrated History of the Snowman.”
As Eckstein says: “The snowman is not just part of our childhood memories, but is an integral part of our world culture, appearing alongside dignitaries and celebrities during momentous events. Again and again, the snowman pops up in rare prints, paintings, early movies, advertising and, over the past century, in every art form imaginable. And the jolly snowman -- ostensibly as pure as the driven snow -- also harbors a dark past full of political intrigue, sex, and violence.”
Eckstein’s curiosity began playfully enough, but soon snowballed into a (mostly) earnest quest of chasing Frosty around the world, into museums and libraries, and seeking out the advice of leading historians and scholars.
With more than 200 illustrations, “The Illustrated History of the Snowman” (2007, Simon & Schuster) is a truly original winter classic — smart, surprisingly enlightening, and quite simply the coolest book ever.
His cartoons, opinion columns and short stories appear regularly in The New York Times, New York Daily News, MAD magazine and Readers Digest, among many others publications.
He has been a columnist for the Village Voice, New York Newsday, and Time Out New York, and has been interviewed in more than 100 TV, radio and magazine spots, including Good Morning America and People magazine.
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‘THE HISTORYOF THE SNOWMAN’Thursday, December 6, 2018 • 7 p.m.
Stroud Mansion, 900 Main Street
A presentation and slideshow by writer/illustrator Bob Eckstein, recognized as the world’s leading authority on the snowman.
Copies of his book, “The Illustrated History of the Snowman,” will be available for purchase, with the author signing copies following the presentation.
There will also be light refreshments.
Thursday, December 6
- 7 p.m.
NOTE: The program will be held on the second flood of the historic Stroud Mansion, which is NOT wheelchair accessible.