ELIZABETHTOWN - Denton Publications will begin running features created by Saranac Lake political cartoonist Mark Wilson on its opinion/editorial pages starting Feb. 19.
Wilson is an editorial cartoonist, illustrator and rapt observer of New York state politics and culture from his perspective in the northern reaches of New York's Adirondack Park. Under the signature MARQUIL, his cartoons appear regularly in newspapers and on web sites across New York. His illustrations appear in Adirondack Life magazine and The Sunday Gazette of Schenectady, which also publishes his opinion columns. His drawings also lampoon regional issues in the Adirondack North Country region.
Any perceived artistry in Wilson's work is, in all likelihood, inspired by his awesome wife; their reddish dog and five chickens inspire the humor. A self-described free-range backyard chicken farmer, Wilson is also the president of the Lake Placid Shoreowners Association.