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Tales of the Buffoon

Produced by Michael O'Reilly

Mitch Gillette spends a lot of time thinking about buffoons. He's not thinking of the kind of person that we all know who may, from time to time, behave buffoonishly, but actual buffoons - creatures of his own creations that populate the book "Tales of the Buffoon." In this ART segment, we hear how Mitch began as a painter and moved into illustration, and how his multi-faceted artistic talents bore this book after a more than 20 - year gestation period.