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November 18, 2004

Trudeau to be Honored At Aspen

imageDoonesbury creator Garry Trudeau, in the midst of resurgence in both his cartooning career and as a wider cultural force, will be honored at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Aspen with the Freedom of Speech award. The presentation will include a tribute hosted by fellow cartoonist Aaron McGruder.

Everyone probably already knew this but me, but the Festival will also host a "The Rise of the Graphic Novel" panel run in conjunction with McSweeney's and featuring a murderer's row of big-hitter cartoonists many of whom do actually make what most people think of as graphic novels: Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, Art Spielgelman, Charles Burns, Kaz, and Dan Clowes (whom long-time Festival attendees may be surprised to find out doesn't look more like Fantagraphics Books promotions czar Eric Reynolds).
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