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Robbie Conal

ROBBIE CONAL grew up in New York City and became a stone-cold Hippie in San Francisco, landing in a storefront in the Haight Ashbury district in 1964. He did time in Connecticut—with time off for bad behavior in SoHo—then moved to Los Angeles, where he now makes street posters and caricatures for the LA Weekly, satirizing politicians of both parties, televangelists, media pundits, and global capitalists. Robbie has gained national prominence as the country’s premiere poster artist. His work has been featured on CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose, as well as in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other national publications. His first book, Art Attack: The Midnight Politics of a Guerilla Artist was published by HarperPerennial in 1992. Artburn is his latest book.