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Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest

Join us from 10am-4pm on Sunday, April 23 at the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury for our first Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest!

From science to politics, history to health care, cartooning has exploded as a legitimate medium for exploring non-fiction topics and the textures of lived experience. 

The Vermont Folklilfe Center's Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest is a day-long event presenting a diverse assortment of Vermont and regional cartoonists engaged in non-fiction work - including discussion panels at 11am (Cartoonists' Perspectives on El viaje mas caro/The Most Costly Journey Project), 1pm (Cartooning and Place: On Being a Vermont Cartoonist) and 3pm (Diary Comics: A Conversation with James Kochalka and Isaac Cates).

So stop in and meet some local cartoonists, check out their work, and learn about how comics are used to describe the world around us and tell stories of everyday life.

Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest is presented in conjunction with our exhibit, FAMILY TRAITS: Art Humor, and Everyday Life that features a selection of cartoons by the late Stanley Lyndes. FAMILY TRAITS will be on display through May 15, 2017.

More details are available here: Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest

FAMILY TRAITS is generously underwritten by the Rotary Club of Middlebury, VT, Cabot Creamery, the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Arts Council, and our membership at large. The Gallery is ADA accessible on the first floor of the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main Street in Middlebury.