Stories tagged James Kochalka

Ed Koren Appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont

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The pen was passed and Vermont officially appointed the great Edward Koren as the state’s newest Cartoonist Laureate, taking over the reigns from Burlington’s James Kochalka.

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Visit The Schulz Library blog to see photographs of the event, along with fellow New Yorker cartoonists recognition for Ed, including a special audio speech by Harry Bliss.

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Edward Koren to be Appointed Vermont’s Second Cartoonist Laureate

February 27, 2014

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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!”

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Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up Comic

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A unique collaboration between Sydney Lea (Poet Laureate of Vermont) and James Kochalka (Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont), by The Vermont Arts Council and The Center for Cartoon Studies.

Click here to read Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up online!

 

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Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up

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A unique collaboration between Sydney Lea (Poet Laureate of Vermont) and James Kochalka (Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont), by The Vermont Arts Council and The Center for Cartoon Studies.

Click here to read Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up online!

 

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Pick up your FREE Sweet Sweet Snow poster at the CCS Holiday Open House!

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Pick up a FREE Sweet Sweet Snow poster featuring winter cartoons by Vermont Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka at The Center for Cartoon Studies Holiday First Friday Open House on December 7, 5-8pm.

Book sale and signing (and drawings!) by Harry Bliss, Jon Chad,
James Kochalka, Katherine Roy, Sarah Stewart Taylor, and James Sturm!

First Friday Holiday Open House
December 7, 5-8pm

Our New Building!
46 South Main Street
downtown White River Junction

 

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Open House and Holiday Bazaar

 

Pick up a limited edition print of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, James Kochalka, Sweet Sweet Snow poster at The Center for Cartoon Studies Open House and Holiday Bazaar on December 7th, 5-8pm!

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Seven Days Vermont on Cartoonist Ed Koren

Seven Days Pamela Polston interviews New Yorker fixture and proud Vermonter, cartoonist Edward Koren.

Read the complete story and to see special portraits made by fellow Vermont cartoonists Harry Bliss, James Kochalka, and James Sturm: 7dvt.com/2011edward-koren

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Meet Vermont’s First Cartoonist Laureate

Click here to watch news
Channel 5 (WPTZ) interview
with James Kochalka

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Vermont Public Radio talks with Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate

Listen to the interview with Vermont’s first cartoonist laureate, James Kochalka, on VPR.net

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Vermont Cartoonist Laureate To Be Appointed

March 10, 2011

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White River Junction, Vermont—James Kochalka will be appointed Vermont’s first cartoonist laureate on Thursday, March 10, 2011.

“A cartoonist laureate is the kind of thinking outside-the-box that Vermont supports. Cartooning promotes literacy and literature, two things we can’t have enough of,” stated Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.

Like Vermont’s poet laureate, the cartoonist laureate is a person whose primary residence is Vermont, whose work manifests a high degree of excellence, who has produced a critically acclaimed body of work, and who has a long association with Vermont. James Kochalka was born in Springfield, Vermont in 1967 and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1989. He now lives in Burlington with his wife and two sons.

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