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Drawn to Judah Friedlander’s new book

Fans of “30 Rock’’ know that comedian Judah Friedlander, who played gross-out king Frank Rossitano (he of the not-really-sun-tea fame), is a funny guy but who knew he could draw? Well, turns out he kind of can’t.

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Judah Friedlander in his signature trucker hat and “World Champion” shirt.

But in “If Raindrops United,’’ his just released short collection of comic drawings and cartoons, Friedlander serves up a series of somewhat crudely-rendered (or perhaps primitive, for all you art history majors) images, married with captions or short story lines on a variety of subjects — not surprisingly genitals and other body parts figure prominently. But the result is offbeat and often funny.

Friedlander will discuss his book Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. Tickets for the event, sponsored by Harvard Book Store, are $5 and there will be a book signing.

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More details here: www.harvard.com/event/judah_friedlander

drawings by Judah Friedlander, from “If The Raindrops United”