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'Doonesbury' creator designs poster for New York event

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/22/2016
FILE - In this July 12, 2014 file photo, Garry Trudeau speaks onstage during the "Alpha House" panel at the Amazon 2014 Summer TCA, in Beverly Hills, Calif. "Doonesbury" cartoonist Trudeau has once again designed the poster for the annual winter carnival in his childhood hometown in New York. The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of such characters as Mike Doonesbury, Zonker and Uncle Duke has designed the poster for the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, which runs from Feb. 3 through Feb. 12. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 12, 2014 file photo, Garry Trudeau speaks onstage during the "Alpha House" panel at the Amazon 2014 Summer TCA, in Beverly Hills, Calif. "Doonesbury" cartoonist Trudeau has once again designed the poster for the annual winter carnival in his childhood hometown in New York. The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of such characters as Mike Doonesbury, Zonker and Uncle Duke has designed the poster for the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, which runs from Feb. 3 through Feb. 12. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau (troo-DOH') has once again designed the poster for the annual winter carnival in his childhood hometown in New York.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of such characters as Mike Doonesbury, Zonker and Uncle Duke has designed the poster for the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, which runs from Feb. 3 through Feb. 12.

This year's theme for the popular event is "Adirondack Wildlife." Trudeau's illustration depicts Zonker in a canoe with the silhouette of a bear looming over him against a backdrop of a mountain scene with birds in flight and a moose.

Trudeau, who was raised in the village of Saranac Lake, has designed the posters since 2012 to benefit the organization that runs the carnival. He also has created the event's button design since 1981.

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