The Vermont Cynic

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

A hushed, reverent silence fell over the crowd, as soon as a woman with short, spiked hair and glasses approached the podium. Vermont author and artist Alison Bechdel, the night’s speaker, took the...

(Left) Two students admire a self portrait of Alison Bechdel hanging in the Fleming Museum. (Right) Alison Bechdel speaks at the opening of the Fleming exhibit featuring her work on Feb. 7.

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist February 13, 2018

On the wall is a large drawing of a human form cleaning out a litter box looking directly at the viewer, daring viewers to come inside and take a look. The figure is a self-portrait of Alison Bechdel....

Cartoonist Art Spiegelman discusses his rise as a cartoonist and his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” Oct. 19. Spiegelman hinted his next work would be made using lithographs, where ink is applied to stone and then printed on paper.

Acclaimed cartoonist unfolds path to fame

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor November 1, 2017

In the UVM Recital Hall, the blue light of an e-cigarette glowed against the dark of the stage. It brightened and diminished, mirroring the cadence of its user’s accent-inflected speech. Art Spiegelman...

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