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James Romberger

Photo: autoportrait by James Romberger

James Romberger is a fine artist and  cartoonist who lives and works in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In the mid-1980s, he was co-founder of the seminal East Village installation gallery Ground Zero. Romberger’s pastel drawings are in many private and public collections  including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   “Post  York”, his multimedia graphic novel/flexidisc collaboration with his son Crosby was nominated for an Eisner award in 2013. In 2015, Fantagraphics Books published The Late Child, his graphic novel collaboration with Marguerite Van Cook. Currently, he teaches at Parsons; and a revised paperback edition of  the critically acclaimed graphic novel 7 Miles A Second, Romberger’s collaboration with Van Cook and the late multimedia artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz is available from

James Romberger, Digestive System 2 (detail), pastel on paper, 2017
Cover of 7 Miles a Second by David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook
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  1. James remember the space in utica where you pestel of a young couple Bill and Sonia and there apartment . that was me and Bill. Happy you did real well for your self ps. We stayed together got married raised family


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