Meraviglioso! CCS is partnering with Ferragamo Museum along with local Florence Scuola Internazionale Di Comics and others for a special International Comics Competition, June 19th in Florence, Italy. Judges include Michelle Ollie! Prizes include a Center for Cartoon Studies summer workshop scholarship. The contest is in conjunction with a special comics exhibit, featuring original pages from a graphic novel by Frank Espinosa about the history of Salvatore Ferragamo.
The second annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will take place this weekend, June 15th and 16th. Folks in the area, stop by and see CCS alums Beth Hetland, Josh Kramer, Luke Howard, Laurel Lynn Leake, April Malig, Sasha Steinberg, Melanie Gillman, Dakota McFadzean, Penina Gal, Betsey Swardlick and more!
For a look at some alumni work debuting at CAKE, click “more.” (more…)
Time once again for the best in the business to be recognized! Voting for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards is now open.
List of nominees and links to vote can be found here.
Congratulations to CCS alum Joseph Lambert, nominated for Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller in two categories– Best Publication for Teens (Ages 13-17), and Best Reality-Based Work.
The polls close at midnight, June 12th. Awards will be announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July. Vote early, vote often!
Since October 2006, Marc Parker and 2013 CCS Fellow Nicole Georges have been facilitating a weekly zine workshop at the Marie Smith Center, a day center for functionally or cognitively-impaired seniors in Portland, OR. In collaboration with the clients at the MSC, they’ve produced three issues of Tell It Like It Tiz, blending storytelling and art therapy to give the participants a home for their stories. With all three issues out of print, the next step is to compile them, plus over sixty pages of new material into one beautiful book. Lend your support to the project by visiting their Kickstarter site.
More photos and videos from the Tell It Like It Tiz project here!
Cartooning Club: Summer Edition! All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club.
Summer Cartoon Club
July 15-19, 9AM-Noon
Details and registration here.
For she’s a jolly good Fellow! Joining us in WRJ next semester is Portland, Oregon zinester, illustrator, and pet portrait artist Nicole Georges.
Nicole has been publishing her own zines and autobiographical comics for over fourteen years, the most recent of which Invincible Summer, has been collected into an anthology and released as two volumes (from Tugboat Press and Microcosm Publishing).
Ms. Georges has toured the country with Sister Spit, The Next Generation, and was voted “Miss Specs Appeal 2006” by the zine Hey Four Eyes! In her spare time, Nicole teaches Self Publishing and Autobiographical Comic workshops to children and seniors independently and through Young Audiences.
Nicole latest graphic novel, Calling Dr. Laura, was released January 2013 by Mariner Books.
CCS has teamed up with the Vermont Department of Libraries once again to offer one student (ages 16 and up) a scholarship to attend the Create Comics Summer Workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies, July 8-12. Can’t wait for the summer to start!
Create Comics + Educator’s Symposium special: $925
From design to empathy to literacy, cartooning can be a profound tool to teach adults and children critical skills. Through lectures, workshops, and panel discussions this symposium will explore the many ways that educators and librarians can use cartooning to enrich any school or organization’s programming and curriculum.
Registration is open! Click here for info and online registration.
Registration is now open for Summer Workshops! Click here for registration and information.