Joel Pett: Three decades of spilled ink

September 14, 2013 

Next spring, I'll mark 30 years of drawing editorial cartoons for this paper. My friends at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning figured they'd beat the rush and celebrate this fall, in case the Assad regime, the Obamacare death panels, or one of our letter writers finishes me off by then.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 pm, an exhibit will open at the center of 60 or so cartoons, which will hang until the end of October. For the opening, I'll be joined by my colleagues Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia newspapers, Rob Rogers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jack Ohman of the Sacramento Bee and longtime New Yorker cartoonist William Hamilton, who lives here in Lexington.

The event is a fundraiser for the Carnegie Center, housed in the old library on Gratz Park, which hosts a variety of literacy and tutoring programs. Details about its good works are available at

Hope to see you there.

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