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Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up Comic



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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Meet Vermont’s First Cartoonist Laureate

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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

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Vermont Cartoonist Laureate To Be Appointed

March 10, 2011

Vermont Cartoon Laureate

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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