Ben Katchor

Ben Katchor (born 1951) is an American cartoonist best known for his comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. He has contributed comics and drawings to The New Yorker, Metropolis magazine and weekly newspapers in the U.S. In Michael Chabon's collected essays, Maps and Legends, (McSweeney's, 2008), Chabon describes Katchor as "the creator of the last great American comic strip."

In 1993, Katchor was the subject of a lengthy profile by Lawrence Weschler in The New Yorker and an extended essay by John Crowley in The Yale Review (1998).

Born in Brooklyn, Katchor contributed occasional illustrations while on staff for The Kingsman, the student newspaper of Brooklyn College, and he was an early contributor to RAW. He edited and published two issues of Picture Story, which featured his own work with articles and stories by Peter Blegvad and Jerry Moriarty.

Read more about Ben Katchor:  Julius Knipl, The Cardboard Valise, Hotel & Farm, Shoehorn Technique, Metropolis Magazine Series, Other Work, Awards, Theater, Bibliography