Interview: Cartoonist Ed Koren on receiving Governor’s Award

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You may not recognize Ed Koren if you passed him on the street, but the faces of his many cartoon characters would almost certainly ring a bell.

Ed Koren’s work appears in the New Yorker and many other places, including a number of VPR artists mugs, and today at the Statehouse, Ed Koren is being honored with the Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts.

VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb spoke recently with Ed Koren about his passion for drawing, and the two distinct points in his life when he realized he wanted to be a professional cartoonist:

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