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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Steve Stark to lead Editorial Cartoon Workshop for Local Teens

Steve Stark will lead an editorial cartoon workshop for teens on October 20, 2016 (The National Day on Writing) on the NDSU campus. His workshop will be offered during "The Write-In," an event to empower teens to express their views about issues in the coming election. Teens will be encouraged to submit their work to the the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and/or Letters to the Next President.

Steve Stark has thousands of published editorial cartoons and continues as a nearly 20-year cartoonist for The Forum of Fargo Moorhead.

He began political/editorial cartooning here on campus for The Spectrum as an undergraduate student and continued cartooning after graduate school at the University of Wisconsin/Superior, when he was named publisher of  the Lake County News Chronicle weekly newspaper in Two Harbors, Minnesota. During that time he also drew editorial cartoons for the Duluth News Tribune and the Hibbing Daily News in Minnesota. as well as some area weekly newspapers.

He and his family returned to Fargo in 1980 when he joined the NDSU Extension Service as a Communications Specialist with the  Agricultural Communications department. In addition to other duties, Steve produced cartoons and graphics that accompanied extension news features published statewide in North Dakota newspapers and NDSU Extension Service teaching materials.

Steve was named a North Dakota Council on  the Arts Artist-in-Residence teaching cartooning and has taught cartooning classes for The Plains Art Museum, West Fargo Park Department and Trollwood Performing Arts School.

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