Graphic Medicine Conference 2017

Coming up in June, Graphic Medicine is hosting the 2017 Comics and Medicine Conference: Access Points. From June 15-17, cartoonists will be swarming the Seattle Public Library Central Branch.

This years theme, Access Points, focuses on the importance of accessibility  in linking comics and health. Comics, because they include both image and text in possibly vast quantities, can reach more diverse audiences.

In addition to a number of The Center for Cartoon Studies alum including J.D. Lunt , and c0-founder James Sturm, attendees will get to hear three keynote speakers: Rupert Kinnard , who created the first LGBTQ African American comic strip characters in Cathartic Comics; Georgia Webber, creator of Dumb about her sever vocal injury and ongoing recovery; and Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women. (more…)


Visiting Artist: Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw with his book in the Schulz Library

Dash Shaw is the creator of Bottomless Belly Button, which is being made into an animated movie. He treated the students to the silent trailer. He says, “Story dictates how it needs to be drawn.” (more…)


Congratulations The Center for Cartoon Studies Eisner Nominees!

Congratulations to all the Eisner Award Nominees, including The Center for Cartoon Studies Daryl Seitchik ’18, Tillie Walden ’16, and co-founder James Sturm:

Best Graphic Album—New
EXITS
by Daryl Seitchik ’18 (Koyama Press)

Best Digital Comic
On a Sunbeam
by Tillie Walden ’16

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8), Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World
by James Sturm (Toon Books)

For the complete list of nominees, visit: comic-con.org


Visiting Artist: Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez, of Love and Rockets fame, spoke at The Center for Cartoon Studies about comics. How he got into them. How he started making them. What he does now. That is a lot to cover because he has been working on Love and Rockets for 35 years. (more…)


Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference in White River Junction

The State of Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The conference will highlight White River Junction’s revitalization. The conference will include panels on zoning, new construction, housing, arts and culture, and preservation. For more information and to register, visit: accd.vermont.gov

Poster illustration by Dan Nott ’18.


NEWS! Kevin Czap is The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017-18 Fellow

Kevin Czap (pronounced “chap”) lives and works in Providence, RI. They run the micro-press Czap Books, publishing comics celebrating the poetic, personal, and weird. Endearingly referred to as “Comics Mom,” Czap received the CXC Emerging Talent Award in 2016 for their work and involvement in the comics community. Recent comics include Fütchi Perf and “The Letting Go” for the Ley Lines series.

Here’s a recent interview with Kevin on The BEAT:
“Emerging Talent and Publisher Kevin Czap on the Comics to Watch in 2017”

 


2017 Summer Workshop Line Up!

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  • WRITING AND DRAWING
    SINGLE PANEL COMICS
    June 5-8
  • CREATE COMICS
    June 19-23
 or July 24-28
  • BEGINNING ANIMATION
    June 26-30
  • CARTOONING STUDIO
    June 26-30
  • COMICS, CURRICULUM, AND LITERACY:
 A Workshop for Educators
    June 30-July 1
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
    July 31-August 4
 or August 7-11
    Optional Online Extension
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
    The Young Adult Genre
    July 31-August 4
  • GRAPHIC MEMOIR WORKSHOP
    August 7-11

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017 Workshops


Doug Wright Nominee: Rebecca Roher

Bird in a Cage by Rebecca Roher

For the Doug Wright Awards this year, Rebecca Roher (’15) has been nominated for the Best Book Award for Bird in a Cage, published by Conundrum Press. Originally published in The Nib, the minicomic won the Expozine Award. Conundrum Press gave Rebecca the opportunity to expand on the original comic into a graphic novel.

Sample page from Bird in a Cage by Rebecca Roher (more…)


COMICS, CURRICULUM, AND LITERACY

A Workshop for Educators

June 30-July 1

Join cartoonists and educators from The Center for Cartoon Studies and Toon Books for an in-depth look at how comics are shaping literacy and visual literacy in the classroom and beyond.

Calling all educators! Join world renowned cartoonists and educators Harry Bliss, Liniers, Françoise Mouly, and James Sturm on a two-day educator’s workshop. We will explore  the ABCs of visual literacy and how comics-powered lesson plans can better engage students at all levels of learning, whatever the subject matter.

This session will be led by CCS director James Sturm whose books for children include The Adventures in Cartooning series and the Toon Books Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World and Birdsong. In addition, James was the series editor of a line of graphic novels about notable Americans including Helen Keller, Thoreau, and Satchel Paige.

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017 Summer Workshops

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