Stories tagged New Yorker

Ed Koren Appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont


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.


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


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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In the future, robots will rule the world—and live in fear of their mysterious, absent creators.


Meek is a 12 Panel Pitch science-fiction blockbuster written by an honest-to-god scriptwriter Todd Alcott (Antzetc.) and drawn by cartoonist R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece ComicsNew Yorker covers, etc).


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James Sturm to speak at VCU

September 16, 2013

Sturm at VCU

Monday, September 16, 7pm
Virginia Commonwealth University
Singleton Center

The Center for Cartoon Studies Director James Sturm’s writings and illustrations have appeared in scores of national and regional publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Onion, The New York Times, Slate, and on the cover of The New Yorker.

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Center for Cartoon Studies Alum in Best American Comics 2012

CCS ’12 Alum Dakota McFadzean in Best American Comics of 2012 edited by Françoise Mouly and out in September of this year.

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New Yorker Cartoonist and Children’s Book Illustrator Ed Koren Talks About His Wild Scribble Career

July 27, 2012toJuly 28, 2012

The 4th Annual Bookstock, the Green Mountain Festival of Words, will take place on Friday, July 27, through Sunday,  July 29, 2012 in the beautiful village of Woodstock, Vermont.

Special Guest: Ed Koren 
One Thousand Cartoons and Counting: Passion, Neuroses and Silliness

Also, don’t miss David Berona‘s Reading Pictures: The Language of Wordless Books. Wordless books and woodcut novels, an old way of telling new stories and the growing importance of visual narrative.

For more information about Bookstock, visit:



The Center for Cartoon Studies Cartooning Studio workshop is being offered around the nearby Bookstock Festival weekend. Click here for more information and to register



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How Hard Is It To Get a Cartoon Into The New Yorker? Hard.

Read the story by James Sturm.

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The Burlington Free Press Reports on “Edward Koren: The Capricious Line”

“These independent pieces, alongside many of the cartoons that Koren has published in The New Yorker, reflect the depth of his imagination and the piquancy of his observations about himself and those around him.”
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New from CCS board member & New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss

Harry Bliss Death by Laughter

From CCS board member and New Yorker cartoonist (and Vermonter!) Harry Bliss offers a cartoon collection. Will this book kill you or is laughter the best medicine? Buy a copy today!

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