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James Kochalka named Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate
SuperF**kers, Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher creator James Kochalka has been named Vermont’s first Cartoonist Laureate.
Like Vermont’s poet laureate, the cartoonist laureate is a person whose primary residence is Vermont, whose work manifests a high degree of excellence, who has produced a critically acclaimed body of work, and who has a long association with Vermont. James Kochalka was born in Springfield, Vermont in 1967 and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1989. He now lives in Burlington with his wife and two sons.
James is also a faculty member at the Center for Cartoon Studies.
States naming a cartoonist as the state’s Cartoonist Laureate has been done before. The most recent was Tundra creator Chad Carpenter of Alaska.