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Cartoonist inspires kids to take artistic look at current events

Cartoonist inspires kids to take artistic look at current events

Local cartoonist Michael Cotter asked the assembled youngsters at the Annapolis area library to name a big story in the news, and 13-year-old Rhaei Brown, who was sporting a Ravens jersey, couldn't utter his answer fast enough. "The lockout!" the Annapolis resident exclaimed, referring to the NFL work stoppage that recently ended. Then Rhaei created a cartoon about the lockout in which he depicted an NFL executive and a football player tugging at opposite sides of an oversized dollar bill. Rhaei was among about two dozen youngsters who took part in Creative Cartooning, a 90-minute drawing workshop, on Tuesday evening. Part of the library system's Summer Reading Club for...

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