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Ed Koren, the ‘New Yorker’ cartoonist who served as Vermont’s cartoon laureate, releases new book

Courtesy photograph.

According to a news release:

In his newest collection, In the Wild, released on October 22 by Button Street Press, the acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist illustrates country life, exurbanites and the ironies of living in the boonies. His cartoons have Vermonters looking at city folk, and city folk looking at Vermonters.


Koren’s humor, his humanoid , fuzzy, puzzled and brave creatures will delight the reader, country dweller or not. In this latest collection of cartoons on country life, drawn from his porch in Vermont, nothing is sacred: vegetarians, parenting, animals, gourmands, country stores…all are examined with the unique perspective and creativity of this brilliant observer (and artist) of “the wild.”

Koren, who served as Vermont’s second cartoon laureate from 2014-17, has several appearances scheduled for the Twin States; the two in the Upper Valley are at:

  • The Norman Williams Public Library with The Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m.
  • The Norwich Bookstore on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m.

The current cartoon laureate is Alison Bechdel. She was chosen, in part, by the Center for Cartoon Studies in WRJ.


Friday: Opening reception for Liniers exhibit at the cartoon school in WRJ

Cartoonist Ricardo Siri, who goes by the name Liniers, talks during an interview on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in his studio at home in Norwich, Vt. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

You already know it’s gonna be a busy weekend, what with First Friday taking place in White River Junction and all, so let’s get your list started early.

Happening at the Center for Cartoon Studies, starting at 6:30 p.m.: the opening reception of an exhibit by Liniers, the Argentine cartoonist living in the Upper Valley who Valley News staff reporter EmmaJean Holley wrote about last fall.

Details from CCS below and in the Valley News‘ latest edition of Art Notes.