cartoonist laureate

Me, Governor Shumlin, and Ed Koren.  One week ago, my reign as Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont ended, and Ed Koren’s began.

I had a good run, it was fun.  And it felt great to hand the position off to Ed.  He’s a freakin’ cartooning MASTER.

But as we were posing for these pictures, the Governor leaned over to me and said, “You know, you’ll be our laureate FOREVER”.  Which was a sweet thing to say, I thought.  And he’s right… the honor doesn’t end just because I’m no longer the current laureate.

The first cartoonist laureate of Vermont, I shall forever be.  I’m like the state flower.