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Ed Stein is a cartoonist that spoke at the Youth Journalism Conference on June 11, at the Denver Post. Stein worked for the Rocky Mountain News until the newspaper shut down.

Ed Stein is a cartoonist that spoke at the Youth Journalism Conference on June 11, at the Denver Post. Stein worked for the Rocky Mountain News until the newspaper shut down. Now, he runs his own website called Sleeper Ave, and writes/draws a cartoon called “Freshly Squeezed.”

 

 

He only does cartoons in the newspapers, instead of on television. He wanted to be a cartoonist for a long time. He chose this job because he loved drawing as a kid. He says that he was obsessed. When he was in the third grade, he was supposed to be practicing cursive writing. Instead, he was drawing a picture of a duck on a blank page. All of the kids around him said that he did a great job, and that they could never draw like him. He felt special. The teacher came over to him and said that he needed to be following the instructions, and work on his cursive. She did not put his picture up on the board where everyone else’s picture was. Later, at Parent Teacher Conferences, the teacher showed his parents what he drew. His parents were very impressed.

 

 

His parents got Stein art lessons because they knew how much he loved to draw. They encouraged him to draw. After he graduated high school, he went to college at the University of Denver. He majored in Fine Arts. He graduated from college with a Bachelors in Fine Arts.

 

 

After college, Stein went to to work at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, which is now closed. He wrote/drew editorial cartoons five days a week. Editorial cartoons are allowed to have the artist’s opinion in them. His comics are printed all over the world. The one he is working on new is called “Freshly Squeezed” which focuses on a family.

 

 

Stein came to the Denver Post to discuss with a small group of kids what he does for a living.