Marty Riskin

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Martin (Marty) Riskin
Born date
Boston
Nationality American
Notable works
Penspeak
Awards see below

Martin "Marty" Riskin, is an American political cartoonist and the author of the Penspeak political cartoon.[1] He also provides caricatures of local political figures for local newspapers.

Background[edit]

Risking graduated from Massachusetts College of Art. He began his career moving from ad agency staff artist, to art director, to owning his own freelance arts studio. He designed and illustrated over 200 books, and created greeting cards, calendars, games and promotional material.

His weekly editorial cartoons appear regularly in over 20 local newspapers.[2][3] He also teaches oil painting and cartooning.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Grandpa Alan's Teddy Bear Poems (2004)[4]
  • Mother Goose Tells the Truth about Middle Age : A Collection of Wise and Witty Poems for Adults (2001), 2nd Edition[5]
  • Mother Goose Takes a Gander at Middle Age!: A Treasury of Baby Boomer Nursery Rhymes (2002)[6]
  • Better an Old Fart Than a Young Shit Head (1998)[7]
  • 101 Outrageous Things to Do on Birthday (1998)[8]
  • Is There Sex after Retirement (1998)[9]

Awards[edit]

In 2006 Marty was awarded the prestigious "Clayton Kirk Award" for "Outstanding Achievement in Political Satire"

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Alison C. Simcox, Douglas L. Heath. Lake Quannapowitt. Arcadia Publishing, 2011. ISBN 0-7385-7389-2. 
  2. ^ "Peter Chianca: Color me unpredictable for 2008". Penspeak-Predictions. North Shore. January 2, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Peter Chianca: Drawing his line in the sand". Penspeak-Beach. Review Atlas. June 24, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  4. ^ Riskin, Marty; Alan Friot (2004). Grandpa Alan's Teddy Bear Poems. Suzanne L F Gagnon. Friot's Publications. ISBN 9780974500102. 
  5. ^ Marty, Riskin; Sydney Altman (June 15, 2001). Mother Goose Tells the Truth about Middle Age : A Collection of Wise and Witty Poems for Adults (2 ed.). Baboom Press. p. 72. ISBN 0-9707275-2-6. 
  6. ^ Riskin, Marty; Sydney Altman (August 2002). Mother Goose Takes a Gander at Middle Age!: A Treasury of Baby Boomer Nursery Rhymes. S P I Books. ISBN 978-1-56171-928-0. 
  7. ^ Riskin, Marty; Herbert I. Kavet (1998). Better an Old Fart Than a Young Shit Head. Boston America Corporation. p. 64. ISBN 9781889647388. 
  8. ^ Riskin, Marty; Herbert I. Kavet (1998). 101 Outrageous Things to Do on Birthday. Boston America Corporation. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-889647-39-5. 
  9. ^ Riskin, Marty; Herbert I. Kavet (1998). Is There Sex after Retirement. Boston America Corporation. 

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