Join us as Stan Mack discusses his new hilarious new book Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies: The Collected Conceits, Delusions, and Hijinks of New Yorkers from 1974 to 1995

From 1974 to 1995, New Yorkers starred in their own comic strip in the weekly pages of the city’s trailblazing alternative newsweekly, The Village Voice. Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” chronicled the every day, the extraordinary, and the downright outlandish lives of New Yorkers, capturing their sardonic humor, sexual shenanigans, and exotic obsessions. Every story was told entirely in the subjects’ own words. And New Yorkers ate it up.

For the first time, a significant collection of those comic strips has been included in one volume, Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies. With a foreword by Jake Tapper and an afterword by Jeannette Walls, this collection will be treasured not only by the strip’s devoted followers and comics fans but by everyone fascinated by this revolutionary period in the life of the World’s Greatest City.

About the Author:

Stan Mack pioneered a documentary style of cartooning with his legendary New York comic strip “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies,” which ran in The Village Voice. Mack’s other long-running comic strips include “Mule’s Diner” for National Lampoon, “Stan Mack’s Out-takes” (Adweek) and “Stan Mack’s RealMAD” ( He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a former art director of the New York Herald Tribune’s Book Week, The New York Times Book Review, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Monday, June 24, 2024
6:00 pm

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