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Doug Marlette: Writing, drawing ‘keeps me off the streets’

Doug Marlette
Doug Marlette Mississippi writers

The late Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist, as well as playwright (“Kudzu”) and novelist (“The Bridge,” “Magic Time”) Doug Marlette explaining in a 1994 interview why he is so productive:

“It’s therapeutic, to use that stupid word. But when people ask me why I do all this work, I answer and they laugh, but it’s true: It keeps me off the streets. Or it keeps me from beating somebody up. Or stabbing somebody.”