Ted Rall

Editorial Cartoonist

Produced by Scott Newman & Marc Santo
Camera by Rainer Evans
Edited by Connor Kalista

Ted Rall is the president of the Association of American Cartoonists and a syndicated cartoonist whose work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Mad Magazine and Time. He is a two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist whose controversies section on Wikipedia is over a page long.

During his career, Ted has accused Art Spiegelman of lacking talent and using nepotism to advance his career. He compared US soldiers to the SS; lashed out at 9-11 widows for capitalizing on their personal tragedies; and called Pat Tillman (the NFL star who left his career to fight in Iraq and was killed) a "sap" and an "idiot". His numerous books, graphic novels, cartoon collections, and anthologies can be found at Rall.com.

Ted Rall's NYC


Ted Rall
  • "Jim Hanley's Universe has a wide selection and is equally committed to super hero, Manga and artsy stuff. The staff is professional and knowledgeable."
  • "This place is kind of a rat hole, but you can't beat the location on Main Street, East Village. It has the nice intimate feel of New York in the '80s and that includes the insulting bag check policy to deter shoplifters."
  • "V&T on Amsterdam is one of my favorite pizza spots in town."
  • "They have the best cheap brunch in NYC."
  • "My old college diner made famous by Seinfeld. Best damned coffee anywhere and the waitresses know me."
  • "My favorite bar, which cartoonist Jeff Danziger turned me on to. It still has 19th century water closets in the bathrooms and no TV!"
  • "Morningside Heights is ethnically diverse, affordable and vibrant. In the summer, it's 10 degrees cooler than Midtown and the air smells relatively clean. Subway service is spotty, though."
  • New York Transit Museum - Source: www.attheendoftheweek.blogspot.com
    "I recommend the Transit Museum (New Yorkers call it The Subway Museum) in Brooklyn. It has all these cool old subway trains and it lives in an abandoned subway station."
  • "The Museum of the City of New York is often overlooked but rocks."
  • "For my money the best place to see New York City at its best and at its worst is night court. Quick and hilarious and a serious eye-opener as to what's going on in the naked city while you're working in some office."

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    "The art scene has changed. I don’t think it’s very exciting. I think it’s very corporate and a little boring."
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    "Some of the places I've created shows are abandoned and not what people usually see as beautiful. It's nice to reinvent it's meaning."
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    "Racing pigeons is a big money game. It's generally a 'made man's' sport."
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    "Everything was cool until the gang living next door kicked a hole in the wall and stole a bunch of paintings and my girlfriend's panties"
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    "I get my inspiration from comics, films, toys & posters and then I put them together to form a hybrid experience."
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    "Bad was an Andy Warhol movie I was in. I had an important role, which was throwing a baby out a window."
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    "When the tsunami finally hits New York City it will be just about empty. There will be some scavengers left that will probably die."
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    "There's this idea that somehow smoking pot makes you lazy but I really believe that it's just lazy people love to smoke pot."
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    "I have my own issues with exploitative sex and porn and when I make sexually explicit work I'm really exploring my own questions."