This year “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has designed two buttons for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. There is usually one button each year, so the double edition is a rarity.
Using this year’s Winter Carnival theme “Superheroes and Villains,” Trudeau’s illustrations show “Doonesbury” characters Zonker as a superhero on one button and Duke as a villain on the other button. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival button design since 1981 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, first held in 1897. » Continue Reading.
“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s theme “Groovy ‘60s,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker Harris wearing a peace sign necklace while crowd surfing at a music concert.
Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter Carnival button design since 1981.
The artwork of Garry Trudeau, award-winning author of the “Doonesbury” cartoon, is now on display at the Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health, for enjoyment by the community. This rare collection contains original artwork that Garry Trudeau created in designing some of the earlier Saranac Lake Winter Carnival buttons.
Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the button design since 1981, as well as a poster design since 2012, to benefit the Winter Carnival. Winter Carnival buttons are one of the longest-running traditions at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival and have a devoted following of collectors and those who enjoy capturing a piece of the event’s history. » Continue Reading.
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