Bob Englehart, the award-winning editorial cartoonist, visited Amity Regional High School on December 13, 2017, to offer a workshop to Amity’s History, Journalism, and Art students. Mr. Englehart was the first full-time editorial cartoonist in the 251-year history of The Hartford Courant and worked for that newspaper for 35 years.
Mr. Englehart maintains a website (Bobenglehart.com) where he displays a collection of his cartoons, a blog, and his memoir “Trackrat: Memoir of a Fan”. He still draws 3 cartoons a week for the cartoon syndicate, Caglecartoons.com. Mr. Englehart discussed his creative process and shared insights about writing gags, drawing cartoons and caricatures, and the perils of the daily newspaper.
The event was hosted by Amity librarians, Robert Musco and Victoria Hulse, and made possible by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation. More information about the Foundation’s mission and work can be found at jamiehulleyartsfund.org.