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Boston Globe Political Cartoonist Discusses His Craft

Dan Wasserman of the Boston Globe presents "Out of Line: The Art of Political Cartooning."

Dan Wasserman, political cartoonist for the Boston Globe, caps off One Book, One Town 2012: Sharon Reads Together's month-long salute to Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay." 

At 7 p.m. Saturday, at the First Congregational Church of Sharon Parish Hall, Wasserman will present a very special program he calls "Out of Line: The Art of Political Cartooning." 

Cartooning is the centerpiece of "Kavalier & Clay."  This month started with the Sharon Comic Con, where the community learned the history of comics, and now the festivities conclude around this novel with the genre of the political cartoon.

Wasserman has prepared stories about the current state of American political cartooning, the joys and challenges of cartooning in an election year, and the wonderful cast of characters presented by the electorate to political cartoonists. He will demonstrate a few caricatures, and show examples of his work from several decades of American politics. He will also share his all-time favorite reader letters (some positive, most critical) from his 27 years at the Globe.

One Book, One Town: Sharon Reads Together is presented by the Sharon Public Library. 

This event concludes the One Book 2012 program year, and planning for One Book 2013 will start later this spring with announcements at the library and its website www.SharonPublicLibrary.org, the One Book website www.OneBookOneTown.org, One Book's Facebook page, and on flyers and in publications throughout the town. One Book encourages both book suggestions and new members year-round, and can be contacted through the above sources.

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