Panel from "When I Returned".

Cartoon School Collaboration With Vets Getting National Attention

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Lee Michaelides

On Wednesday, The Boston Globe ran a lengthy feature describing the collaboration between White River Junction's Center for Cartoon Studies and vets at the VA Medical Center.

"The resulting comics are a far cry from the Archie and Superman comics an earlier generation of GIs kept under their cots," writes Globe correspondent James Sullivan. "The Center for Cartoon Studies has just released the first product of this unique collaboration: a 48-page comic book called When I Returned, a wide-ranging collection of tales adapted in illustrated form from the lives of New England veterans, from one World War II survivor’s experience in a German P.O.W. camp to a Vietnam veteran coping with post-traumatic stress disorder through his art."

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This follows on a July piece in Upworthy  that was equally interesting -- though with far more examples of the vets' artistry.

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