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Today on Jewcy: An Interview with Jason Adam Katzenstein

Emma Davis
December 01, 2017

Cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and the illustrator of the graphic novel Camp Midnight. He graduated from Wesleyan University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he plays in the band Wet Leather.

You grew up in the Los Angeles area. What’s your favorite fictional representation of your hometown?

Bojack Horseman’s been pretty great. I consider it to be one of the more realistic interpretations of LA that I’ve seen, just because LA feels like a surreal animal land.

I think E.T. takes place in Encino, which is where I grew up. There’s that shot where he first lands, and you see the city, which is a view that I sometimes would have driving to school.

Emma Davis is a former editorial intern at Tablet and has written for NBC News,, and the Huffington Post Blog.