The Vermont Cynic

Acclaimed artist talks craft and cartoons

Alison Bechtel speaks to the audience gathered in the Silver Maple Ballroom Feb. 21.

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 stage and immediately made jokes about the large crowd size and all of the familiar faces. The ro...

Cartoons and politics fill new exhibit

(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.

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. Her exhibit “Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel,” is the latest ...

Acclaimed cartoonist unfolds path to fame

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.

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 sat in an armchair with his feet crossed. The suit vest and dress shirt he was wearing resembled...

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