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Southport Illustrator Reveals Secrets Of Political Cartoons

Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly Photo Credit: Contributed photo

SOUTHPORT, Conn. -- The Pequot Library in Southport will present the funny side of serious elections on Thursday with illustrator Sean Kelly's discussion, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Votes: The Power of Symbols in Political Cartoons."

The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m., and Kelly's talk will begin at 8 p.m.

Kelly, a Southport resident, is an award-winning illustrator and teacher of visual thinking. He explores how simple images and humor have influenced American culture throughout history.

His clients include The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Businessweek, Rolling Stone and The Atlantic.

His visual commentaries on politics have appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times.

Kelly also presents seminars on creativity and innovation and is a consultant to corporations and media companies. He has won awards from The Society for Illustrators and was named Best Newspaper Illustrator in 2007 by the National Cartoonists Society.

He is a graduate of Brown University, and in 2012 he received a USC Annenberg/Getty Fellowship in Los Angeles. Kelly was chosen as one of Fairfield Magazine’s 25 Most Intriguing People.

For additional information about the event, call (203)-259-0346, ext. 15 or visit

The Pequot Library is at 720 Pequot Ave., Southport.

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