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Ben Katchor

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Brooklyn, NY, The United States
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Ben Katchor (born 1951 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American cartoonist. His comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer paints an evocative picture of a slightly surreal, historical New York City with a decidedly Jewish sensibility. Julius Knipl has been published in several book collections including Cheap Novelties: The Pleasure of Urban Decay and The Beauty Supply District. Other serialized comics by Katchor include The Jew Of New York (collected and published as a graphic novel in 1998), The Cardboard Valise and Hotel & Farm. He regularly contributes comics and drawings to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Metropolis magazine.

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Julius Knipl, Real Estate P...

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4.16 avg rating — 371 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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The Jew of New York

3.61 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Julius Knipl, Real Estate P...

4.34 avg rating — 200 ratings2 editions
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Hand-Drying in America and ...

3.94 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 2013
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The Cardboard Valise

3.55 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Cheap Novelties: The Pleasu...

4.26 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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The Best American Comics 2017

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The Dairy Restaurant

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Ben Katchor: Conversations

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The Best American Comics 2006

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“Goat curry and a female librarian, that's what I'm in the mood for.”
Ben Katchor, Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer

“I've wasted the last five years of my life dealing in religious articles. People today find spiritual solace in ballroom dancing.”
Ben Katchor, The Jew of New York

“After forty years of selling wholesale industrial deodorizing supplies, one establishment is forced to open its doors to the public.

In the lingo of the trade, a salesman explains why their large institution buyers have gone elsewhere.

Who wants to stand downwind of the League o' Nations every time some freshman with a bladder infection pulls a Nebuchadnezzar?”
Ben Katchor, Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer

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