The world now spins differently as a major anchor to its joyful rotation has passed on. The Center for Cartoon Studies and lovers of comics everywhere lost a dear friend last week as cartooning legend Ed Koren, whose magical drawings have been a signature of The New Yorker since 1962, died at his home in Vermont.
Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Rick Veitch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On Thursday, April 2, 2020, West Townshend, Vermont resident Rick Veitch will be appointed Vermont’s fourth cartoonist laureate during a live stream event. Veitch was to be recognized on the Vermont Statehouse floor and meet with Vermont Governor Phil Scott on April 2, but that will be rescheduled due to the pandemic. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.
“Congratulations, Rick. Your honor is well deserved.” —Vermont Governor Phil Scott
Alison Bechdel getting a hug from Vermont’s recent Cartoonist Laureate, Ed Koren
Every three years, a new cartoonist laureate is crowned in Vermont. After the ceremony at the Vermont capitol in Montpelier, Alison Bechdel came straight down to The Center for Cartoon Studies. After some lovely words from Michelle Ollie, she talked about what her career has been, how she got to this point.
ALISON BECHDEL TO BE APPOINTED VERMONT CARTOONIST LAUREATE
Thursday, April 6 Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate With the reading of a resolution on the Vermont State House floor, Alison Bechdel will be appointed Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Assembly convenes at 1pm
Presentation of Laurels
with Cartoonist Laureate Alison Bechdel Thursday, April 6, 4pm, at The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Montpelier, Vermont-Bolton, Vermont resident Alison Bechdel will become Vermont’s third cartoonist laureate on Thursday, April 6, 2017, when she will be recognized on the Vermont State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont’s congressional delegation, said in a joint statement, “We applaud The Center for Cartoon Studies’ choice of Alison Bechdel to serve as Vermont’s next cartoonist laureate. For three decades, Ms. Bechdel’s talents have been well known to Vermonters, and we have proudly watched her achieve the national acclaim she deserves. Her scope of work – from books to Broadway – has added to our national discourse. Congratulations to Alison Bechdel for continuing another unique tradition that sets Vermont apart.”
“Story Lines” Cartoon Exhibit At The Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Central Vermont has been home to a vibrant cartoon culture that will be the focus of “Story Lines” an exhibit through March 11, 2017. The exhibit will focus on works from the extensive archives of The Center for Cartoon Studies that just marked its 10th anniversary. There will also be additional work exhibited by Ed Koren of Brookfield and Phil Godenschwager of Randolph. New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren is the Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Phil Godenschwager has been creating political cartoons and stained glass in our area for 30 years.
Saturday, February 11, 11am Opening & Cartooning Workshop for all ages!
A Conversation with New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder Michelle Ollie. Immediately following is a special hands on cartooning workshop by The Center for Cartoon Studies alumni Kane Lynch ′16.
Edward Koren to be Appointed Vermont’s Second Cartoonist Laureate
Thursday, February 27
3pm Public Lecture
at The Center for Cartoon Studies
46 South Main Street
in the Post Office building
White River Junction
The event is free
and open to the public.
Montpelier, Vermont—Brookfield, Vermont resident Edward Koren will become Vermont’s second cartoonist laureate on Thursday, February 27, 2014, when he will be recognized on the State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.
Edward Koren has long been associated with the The New Yorker magazine, where he has published over 1,000 cartoons, as well as numerous covers and illustrations. David Remnick, The New Yorker’s editor, has this to say about Koren’s work: “The great imaginative artists, comic or seriocomic (what other kinds are there?), are great at least in part because they create a world: Baldwin’s Harlem, Faulkner’s hamlet, Chekhov’s dachas. Ed Koren not only created a world—the Koren worlds are both urban and Vermontian, but all Koren—he also created creatures, part human, part fantastical, to represent and give voice to all of our anxieties, joys, and craziness. Long live Ed Koren, his world and his creatures!”
Burlington, Vermont’s annual celebration of the written word featuring literary luminaries from around the world. Be sure to attend The Novel Graphic: An Exploration of the Link Between Image and the Written Word with special guest Chris Ware, New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka, Cartoonist Barbara Slate, and The Center for Cartoon Studies cofounder James Sturm.