Green Mountain Cartooning

The other day Mike linked to Bado’s post of Seven Days publisher Paula Routly’s defense of their editorial cartoonist Tim Newcomb.

That was part of Seven Days’ annual cartoon issue, where along with the regular roster of comic strips and cartoonists they open up even more pages to other area cartoonists.

Dan Bolles’ Drawing Conclusions introduction can be read here,
the whole issue can be read via Issuu.

The Cartoon Issue also features a story about A Graphic Guide to the US Healthcare System, a comic book being sent to every member of the U.S. Congress.

Health and Wealth: A Graphic Guide to the US Healthcare System is the latest in a series of graphic guides published by the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. In 32 pages, the book breaks down the past, present and future of medical care in the U.S. and explains how and why our system works the way it does — or doesn’t.


Speaking of Vermont comic books…

El Viaje Mas Caro, or The Most Costly Journey, is an initiative from the Open Door Clinic in Middlebury, along with several other partners, that shares the stories and experiences of migrant farmworkers in Vermont. The stories are told using illustrations drawn by New England cartoonists.Now, these stories have been compiled into an English language anthology that promises to be unlike almost any other book or graphic novel you’ve ever encountered.

VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb spoke with Julia Doucet, an outreach nurse and case manager with the Open Door Clinic, and Marek Bennett, a New Hampshire-based cartoonist and educator who illustrated three of the comics in the collection and helped design the book that collects them.

Read the interview at Vermont Public Radio.


Before we leave Vermont let’s have…

Bechdel (the Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant, and a UVM James Marsh Professor-At-Large) has been a friend and plenary speaker in the UVM Honors College for many years. In February Bechdel sat down with Connor Brustofski ’18 to talk about Fun Home, her educational path to becoming a cartoonist and a graphic memiorist, and her journey to Vermont.

Four and a half minutes with Alison Bechdel.