Author, Cartoonist, and Producer Bruce Eric Kaplan Discusses His Illustrated Memoir

November 03, 2015 at 4:17 pm

A cartoonist, television writer, producer, and author, Bruce Eric Kaplan (often known as BEK), is the ultimate multi-hyphenate artist. But before he was a cartoonist for The New Yorker or a producer on the hit show “Girls,” Kaplan experienced the typical ups-and-downs of childhood in his hometown of Maplewood, New Jersey. In his illustrated memoir I Was A Child, Kaplan details his suburban upbringing with musings on his family, friends, and earliest memories. Rafael Pi Roman speaks to Kaplan about everything from his relationship with his parents to his obsessive love for television.


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