Tillie Walden, Vermont Cartoon Laureate

MONTPELIER, VT—Norwich resident Tillie Walden will be appointed Vermont’s fifth Cartoonist Laureate on Thursday, April 13, 2023, when she will be recognized on the Vermont Statehouse floor.

Walden is one of the most celebrated and accomplished cartoonists working today. She won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work for her graphic novel memoir “Spinning,” making her at 22 one of the youngest Eisner Award winners ever.

VTDigger breaks the news of the new Cartoon Laureate, Tillie Walden.

Vermont has the distinction of being the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate—a term that lasts three years. Burlington’s James Kolchalka, Brookfield’s Ed Koren, Bolton’s Alison Bechdel, and West Townshend’s Rick Veitch were the state’s first four cartoonist laureates respectively.

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