The Height of Trouble
Michael Kupperman is an American cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in publications ranging from The New Yorker to Screw. He has two books published, Snake’N'Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret and Tales Designed to Thrizzle.
Question: What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?
Michael Kupperman: Well, when I was younger, we lived in England, and then we moved back here and I had an accent for several years that wasn't the best. But as far as, I think the biggest obstacle I have to overcome is being tall. It makes you very visible and you have to compensate a lot for that.
Recorded on December 19, 2009
Kupperman’s unusual height made him conspicuous to the point of discomfort.
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