Rowena Sunder, Artist in New York


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About the Book

Rowena Sunder, still an artist in 2018, composes a meta auto-biographical book about five years of her life in New York City between 1965 and 1970. She escapes Toledo and her father’s idea that she should marry and paint on Sundays and drives away in her VW bug. She sells one painting on the way, and arrives in the big city during one of its most exciting times. She works at the (invented) Museum of Invention, sublets on E. 94th Street, makes friends, acquires a cat named Kittyhawk, and finds NYC much to her liking.

After selling paintings to a psychotherapist, he listens while she struggles with mixed feelings about focus. She finally rejoices in the swarm of ideas that come to her from everywhere. Now, a half-century later, she draws her book, and talks directly to the reader in a series of vignettes, all connected by her gift of too many ideas. Rowena loves words and puns and little jokes and these add other perspectives to every page.

About the Author(s)

Writer and illustrator Linda Campbell Franklin was the author in the 1980s of two McFarland books of publicity ideas for libraries and has written a number of works for other publishers. She designed the McFarland lantern logo.

Bibliographic Details

Linda Campbell Franklin
Format: softcover (9 x 6)
Pages: 152
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7478-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3352-7
Imprint: McFarland