Skip Sedore – RIP


Designer. poet, musician, and cartoonist Skip Sedore has passed away.

Charles J. (Skip) Sedore
February 25, 1930 – August 24, 2019


From the obituary:

Skip, known as Charlie in the business world, worked for many years as a self-employed Embroidery Designer, who designed lace and embroidery for the NYC Garment Industry from his office in Ridgefield Park, NJ. Skip and Peg raised their family in the mountains and lakes of Ringwood, located in Northern Jersey. He later moved to Craftsbury, Vermont to retire with his wife, and subsequently took up his longtime dream of becoming a cartoonist for local magazines and papers.

Retiring to The Northeast Kingdom in 1990 Skip began indulging in some of his favorite pastimes – music, poetry, and cartooning. His cartoons found favor with various local Vermont outlets. Of late his Wicked Good Humor panel cartoon has had a regular spot in The North Star Monthly. I don’t find an archive of Skip’s cartoons for the magazine, but Google Images has a nice selection.

Below are a couple of serene Sedore scenes incorporating his poetry; one with words, one without.


The (Barre/Montpelier) Times Argus profiled/interviewed Skip in 2010.

Since semi-retiring here nearly 20 years ago, he’s been turning a lifetime of observations into 1,500 homegrown cartoons, many with a self-deprecating honesty that feels distinctly Vermont.

More of Skip’s Wicked Good Humor can be enjoyed at this Craftsbury General Store Facebook entry.

Skip was interviewed, circa ?, for The Vermont Voice on WIKE radio (#64).