(Katchor, Ben) Ben Katchor is a cartoonist and illustrator best known for his critically acclaimed comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. He has contributed comics and drawings to the Forward, the New Yorker, Metropolis magazine, and weekly newspapers in the United States. A Guggenheim Fellowship and MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Katchor was described by author Michael Chabon as “the creator of the last great American comic strip.”Ben Katchor’s picture-stories also include The Jew of New York, The Cardboard Valise, Hotel & Farm and Shoehorn Technique. Katchor has collaborated with Mark Mulcahy on a number of music-theater productions. He lives in New York City and teaches at Parsons School of Design, The New School.