Bob Gorrell on “Paper Bullets” and the Art of Editorial Cartooning

July 16, 2015

5:30 PM

Please join us for a presentation by Bob Gorrell on “Paper Bullets” and the Art of Editorial Cartooning.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
5:30 PM with reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by using the form below.

Members will be admitted free. Non-members will be charged $15 at the door.

Doors open at 4:45 PM. If you arrive before 5:30, you are invited to see the new exhibition, “The Art of War,” that has been prepared for this new sequence in the Marshall Legacy Series, presented in partnership with Virginia Military Institute.

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About Bob Gorrell

Born and reared in Greensboro, North Carolina, Bob Gorrell attended the University of Virginia and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1977. After two years as staff artist at the Ft. Myers News-Press in Florida and three years in North Carolina at the Charlotte News, he arrived at the Richmond News Leader in Virginia during 1983. Gorrell moved to the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1992, and served there as editorial cartoonist until resigning in January 1998 to concentrate on syndicated editorial and comics page features.

Gorrell developed the editorial cartoon site Edivu, which was named a Best of the Web winner by U.S. News & World Report. From 2001 to 2003, he was editorial cartoonist for America Online News, giving him one of the nation’s largest daily audiences through that portal’s 33 million subscribers. He continues to produce three to four editorial cartoons each week for distribution by Creators Syndicate, and he contributes uncredited writing to several popular comics page features.

Winner of the 1997 National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award as editorial cartoonist of the Year, Gorrell has been syndicated in hundreds of daily and weekly newspapers, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His commentary has been featured in Time, Newsweek, National Review, and other prominent periodicals. His cartoons have been used on “Face the Nation” and CSPAN, and he has been a guest on CNN’s “Crossfire” as well as other television and radio broadcasts. His work has been included in numerous cartoon anthologies.