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Cartooning: What The Heck's The Draw?

Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr.
Robert Brunelle has been writing his comic, "Mr. Brunelle Explains It All," since the late '90s.

It's long been rumored that if you shake a tree in Vermont, a writer will fall from its branches. Well, they might be accompanied by a cartoonist as they come crashing to the ground.

Vermont has a plethora of talented cartoonists. And the Center for Cartoon Studies is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. That's right, a decade of training cartoonists.

So we turn our gaze on those who have taken up this craft. We speak with Rachel Lindsay, Stephen Bissette and Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr., who discuss why they became cartoonists, how to survive in the business in the digital age and what the cartooning community in Vermont is like.

Also on the program, Melinda Vieux, President of Green Up Vermont, discusses plans for this year's clean up operation.

Broadcast live on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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