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.
In This Episode
There’s More to New York
April 10, 2017: NYS BUDGET: WINNERS & LOSERS
“HUGS & KNISHES”
April 10, 2017: “THE GREAT WAR”
April 7, 2017: HEROIN & HEALTH CARE
April 7, 2017: GLORIA BUCKS TRADITION
April 7, 2017: “SESAME STREET” & AUTISM
April 7, 2017: A “PURPLE” PROSPECT!
April 6, 2017: HOMELAND UNDER SIEGE
April 6, 2017: WORLD WAR I
April 6, 2017: SEXISM IN CENTRAL PARK?
April 6, 2017: “AMERICAN PIE” HONORED
April 5, 2017: THE YOUNGEST VICTIMS
NY NATURE: SUCCESS & FAILURES
CHASING THEIR DREAMS VIA DANCE
April 4, 2017: RIKERS: THE END GAME
April 4, 2017: #STANDWITHTHIRTEEN
April 4, 2017: IN MOMMA’S FOOTSTEPS: LORNA LUFT
April 3, 2017: FIGHTING FOR THE ARTS!
April 3, 2017: WHAT’S HOLDING UP THE BUDGET?
April 3, 2017: LIGHT IT UP BLUE FOR AUTISM
April 3, 2017: LIFE AFTER THE NEWTOWN TRAGEDY
Author Michael Woodsworth Discusses Anti-Poverty Activism in Bedford-Stuyvesant
March 31, 2017: BUDGET BATTLE SHOWDOWN