In the mid-1900s, many of the the nation's top comic-strip cartoonists - including John Cullen Murphy, the author’s father - lived in the southwestern corner of Connecticut. Cartoonists and their art were a pop-cultural force in a way that few today remember.
Cullen Murphy is the editor at large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of The Word According to Eve, Are We Rome?, and God's Jury. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.
For more background on Cullen Murphy, read the Book Jam blog 3 Question Interview. Or check out the 1/12 Valley News feature.