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A Cartoonist’s take on the News with Gary Varvel

Air dates: August 4-6, 2018

Editorial cartoonists use illustration to offer a different perspective on the news and in doing so they challenge us to think in new ways. Gary Varvel brings a conservative perspective to his cartoons for the IndyStar.

Gary Varvel was born in Indianapolis in 1957, graduated from Danville High School in Danville, IN, studied at John Herron School of Art (IUPUI) and after college spent 16 years working as the chief artist for The Indianapolis News. In 1994 he joined The Indianapolis Star as its editorial cartoonist. He holds that position now at the paper,

Varvel’s work is nationally syndicated through Creators Syndicate in 120 newspapers. His cartoons have appeared on CNN, Fox News and in Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, USA Today, Washington Times, National Review and Sports Illustrated. His cartoons have also been reprinted in many college and high school text books.

“I have been blessed to also have scripted, produced and acted in two Christian movies, illustrated 2 children’s books, produced a national-award winning graphic novel on child poverty, and since October ’17 I’ve been writing a weekly conservative column and curating a conservative newsletter called, “Views from the Right” for IndyStar.” said Varvel.

Story in the Public Square airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. ET, Sundays at 5:30 a.m. ET, and Mondays at 12:30 a.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124. “Story in the Public Square” is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.



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