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Panel discussion: The Power of Cartoons

Dec 5 2022, 1:42 PM

For Immediate Release
December 5, 2022

Panel Discussion: The Power of Cartoons

Brattleboro, VT - The public is invited to attend a panel discussion: The Power of Cartoons. The program, sponsored by Vermont Independent Media’s Media Mentoring Project, will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 7pm via Zoom.

Cartoons are a unique form of journalism that have been entertaining, educating and influencing public opinion in the United States since the 19th century. Cartoons - and the cartoonists who create them - have played a powerful role in shaping the way we view ourselves and the world around us. Join us for a lively discussion with several well-known cartoonists as we explore the impact cartoons and comics have on politics and pop culture.

Panelists include:

Daniel Barlow is a writer, photographer, cemetery nut, and Archie fanatic living in Barre, VT. He is the co-founder of the Trees & Hills comics collective, which published more than a dozen anthologies between 2006-12. He currently is the executive director of a free healthcare clinic in Central Vermont.

Jeff Danziger is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. He began his career as an illustrator for a local Vermont newspaper in 1971, earning a dollar per drawing.

Rick Veitch is a lifelong cartoonist. He illustrated Swamp Thing while at DC Comics and is the author of innumerable alternative comic books, including Can't Get No and the Eisner Award–nominated Brat Pack, The Maximortal, Rare Bit Fiends, and The Spotted Stone. In 2020, Rick was named Vermont’s cartoon laureate. He lives in West Townsend, Vermont.

The program will be moderated by Joyce Marcel, writer of award-winning cover stories for Vermont Business Magazine.

The Power of Cartoons is free and open to the public. To receive a Zoom link to the program email The program will also be live streamed on the Brattleboro Community Television's (BCTV) Facebook page,

The Media Mentoring Project (MMP) is part of Vermont Independent Media, publisher of The Commons newspaper, headquartered in Brattleboro, VT. Through public programs, school-based initiatives, and collaborations with community groups, MMP seeks to support a regional culture of media literacy and civic engagement.


Contact: Kate O’Connor,, 888-511-5150


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