Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022
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Laughter is the Best Medicine —Harry Bliss & Ellis Rosen

Vermont Center for Photography 10 Green St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Harry Bliss
A Wealth of Pigeons

Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. His syndicated single-panel comic ‘Bliss’ appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated over 25 books for children and is the founder of the Cornish CCS Fellowship for Graphic Novelists in Cornish, New Hampshire. 

His most recent book is A Wealth of Pigeons with Steve Martin, with who he also illustrated  Martin’s forthcoming book Number One is Walking

Ellis Rosen
Send Help!

Ellis Rosen is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. His work appears regularly in The New Yorker, as well as The New York Times, MADMagazine, The Washington Post, Wired, The Paris Review, Late Night with Seth Meyers and AirMail. 

He has also done several comics for the Daily Shouts section on The New He is the co-editor for the upcoming cartoon anthology: Send Help! 

Read his weekly cartoon series, Junk Drawer at 

Harry Bliss’s (co-written with Steve Martin)  A Wealth of Pigeons is a collection of more than 130 cartoons at once surreal, silly, satirical and, at times, oddly moving, bearing the initial fruits of their collaboration. 

Ellis Rosen’s collaboration with Jon Adams is Send Help: A Collection of Marooned Cartoons, a hilarious collection of desert island cartoons  from  New Yorker cartoonists.

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