John Cuneo, "Not Waving But Drawing"

You know Woodstock local John Cuneo from his award-winning illustrations that have graced the pages of Esquire or the covers of The New Yorker, but less known is the kinds of over-the-top and hilariously perverse cartoons that fill the pages of Not Waving But Drawing. Assembling Cuneo’s best privately drawn sketchbook pages, each page immediately introduces us to unique takes on sex and domestic life in his signature squiggly style. Not Waving But Drawing is full of dark thoughts, lightly rendered.


"John Cuneo looks with gentle open all-seeing eyes at the foibles, vanities and faillings of humanity and draws what he sees. Like the best surrealists, he is a realist. His art is scabrous and loving and exact." - Neil Gaiman

"John Cuneo is a force of nature...and you can take that any way you like. We see in this collection the daily inspiration, the flowing river of experimentation. His art walks along with him in every dream, bar, party, restuarant. The word extends and transcends, making you stare, laugh, and maybe blush. And love his brilliance all over again." - Steve Brodner The New York Times

"John Cuneo's mind goes to weird, hilarious, and deeply offensive palces. Thank God he decided to share it with us." - A.J. Jacobs

"Until I saw John Cuneo's erotic drawings, I had no idea just how artistically rewarding it could be to have your mind in the gutter." - Edward Sorel

"Take a peek if you dare: Cuneo's line may always be supple and playful (he works hard at making drawing seems effortless) and his watercolors are always sensual, yet his wit is so sharp it effortlessly cuts through all the hypocrisy in politics and media. I often tack his sketches on a hidden corner of my New Yorker office, and that's where all those in the know rush to see Cuneo's latest creations. You're lucky with this book to get a sustained peek into the uncensored mind of a great artist." - Françoise Mouly The New Yorker

Event date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Golden Notebook
29 Tinker street
Woodstock, 12498