Sarnoff, Rockaway Museum Present ‘Art Of Cartooning’
“The instruction resulted in some very insightful student observations,” said Sarnoff. “The class discussed the pervading issues of the day. The one topic that most affected each student was the prevailing violence permeating these young people’s daily lives.”
Sarnoff added that further conversation regarding how they, as cartoonists, would convey their feelings and trepidations visually, succinctly and powerfully, produced a few preliminary sketches that reflected some deep seated anxieties. “There was a ‘shoot down’ in the neighborhood yesterday.” “Teenagers burned the playground’s jungle gym last week.”
Honver Wang depicts a shooting in the schoolyard. “Where’s the super hero that you told me about?” Mr. Sarnoff asked.
“He’s late. He’s too late”, said Honver, matter-of-factly.
Corey concentrated on another issue:
The freeing up of Rockaway’s Beach 90 Street to become New York City’s first and only designated surfing space.
His drawing of surfers breaking free from the chains that bind, as they gleefully burst into the powerful ocean waves, needs no words, nor does his other interpretation, three surfers on one board having a grand old time.