Artist and ‘equal opportunity insulter’ Steve Brodner to speak Feb. 22

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Steve Brodner, a caricaturist and self-described “equal opportunity insulter,” will be the next speaker in the McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s series on democratic dissent at 4 p.m. Feb. 22, in the Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on the University Park campus of Penn State.

Brodner’s illustrations offer concise and passionate assessments of hot-button issues and the players involved in them — going beyond simple drawings to capture the conflicts and emotions of public figures.

He covers all sides of the political spectrum and has worked as an illustrator and political commentator since the 1970s. His illustrations appeared in major media outlets including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and The Washington Post.

Brodner's talk is titled “Too Close for Comfort” in a nod to the intimate portraits he captures through his illustrations. The event will allow Brodner to show his work and describe his process for creating it.

This year’s McCourtney Institute for Democracy speaker series focuses on the theme of democratic dissent. Brodner's visit will examine how dissent can be practiced without saying a word. Previous speakers in the series include Lauren Duca of Teen Vogue and Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post. 

Brodner’s lecture on Feb. 22 is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the McCourtney Institute for Democracy website.

Last Updated January 24, 2018