Dwayne Booth has been a freelance writer and cartoonist for twenty-five years, publishing under both his real name and the pen name of Mr. Fish with many of the nation's most reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. His work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice and Vanity Fair to name a few. He has curated a number of art exhibits that explore the history of commentative art and satire. He has won several awards for editorial cartooning including the Grambs Aronson Award for Cartooning with a Conscience. His most recent books are Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People, Akashic Books 2011, WARNING! Graphic Content, Annenberg Press 2014, and And Then the World Blew Up, Fantagraphics Books 2017. He teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
I typically talk about the unique power and purpose of art as a visual language and how it is capable of revealing more comprehensive truths about who we are as individuals and what our collective responsibilities might be as citizens.
My experience as a lecturer extends to numerous universities and art/cartoon conventions over the last 15 years. Below is a video of me speaking at TedXPenn along with the trailer for the new Fish doc (Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End) that won a bunch of awards this last year and will be available on iTunes in November: