Alum Em Sauter’s tools for “Beer is for Everyone”

Beer is for Everyone! by Em Sauter

Beer Is for Everyone! (of Drinking Age) by Em Sauter (’11) is out on October 10, 2017, with One Peace Books! Based on her web comic reviews of beer, Pints and Panels, Beer Is for Everyone is all new content. (more…)

Next Up Visiting Artists: Mo Willems and Liniers

Artwork by Mo Willems and Liniers

Mo Willems’s work in children’s books, TV, animation, theater, and bubble gum card painting has garnered three Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Medals, five Geisel Honors, three Carnegie Medals, six Emmys, and multiple bubble gum cards. He is best known for his Elephant & Piggie books and worst known for his Cartoon Network TV series, Sheep in the Big City. (more…)

CCS East Coast/West Coast Portfolio Day & Information Session


Saturday, November 18

Learn about CCS programs:
with a LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

Ideal for prospective students.

Bring your sketchbook!

Portfolio Day
and Open House
at the CCS Campus in VT!

Click here to R.S.V.P.!

Information Session
Portfolio Day in
Los Angeles!


Secret Headquarters, 3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Click here to R.S.V.P.!


Irene Anthology Exhibit at The Center for Cartoon Studies


Irene Anthology Exhibit 
at The Center for Cartoon Studies
Colodny Building, White River Junction, Vermont

First Friday opening, October 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Series Editor and D.W. will be here to introduce the exhibit and answer any questions people might have about this anthology series.

Spanning six issues, three years, and all seven continents, the Irene Anthology defies all limitations. Editors and founders of Irene Andy Warner ‘12, D.W. ‘12, and Dakota McFadzean ‘12 brought together over 50 contributors to create one of the most ambitiously eclectic anthologies in CCS history. Original pages from Irene will be on display in the CCS Gallery from October 7 to December 1.



Another great review for The Center for Cartoon Studies Alum Laura Terry’s Graveyard Shakes

“Terry never loses sight of the idea that even misfits can find community by being themselves…”
-Publisher’s Weekly

Laura Terry’s (’10) soon to release graphic novel, Graveyard Shakes (Scholastic), receives another great review! Here’s a link to Publisher’s Weekly review.

Order a copy of Graveyard Shakes.


Pulp Culture Comics Arts Festival and Symposium

Page from Berlin, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty Jason Lutes

October 19-21, 2017, the Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium will present a series of five panels throughout the day that explore different aspects of nonfiction cartooning. Drawing together cartoonists, writers, and academics, including CCS faculty and alum, the hour-long panels will foster a rich dialog between panelists and audience. Panels will be held in the Fleming Auditorium (Room 101) in the Fleming Museum, just downstairs from the Cartoonist Exhibition Hall.

You can see multiple current and former teachers on different panels. Sophie Yanow, the newest addition to the teaching staff at The Center for Cartoon Studies as well as a student and a fellow there (she’s done it all), recently released her third graphic novel, What Is a Glacier? Jason Lutes, one of many beloved figures at CCS, is working away at Berlin, releasing issue 21 last year. James Kochalka was a teacher, wrote the CCS fight song, and later became the first Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Marek Bennett, former applied cartooning adviser, continues his work with summer workshops combining comics, music, and education. (more…)

Alum Sophie Goldstein’s House of Women to release with Fantagraphics

Pre-orders are open for House of Women by Sophie Goldstein ‘13! Another Fantagraphics debut, Sophie’s second graphic novel was one of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017. Pre-order from Fantagraphics! Releases October 17th.

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is October 21-22

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS  11am-1pm with KL Ricks!

Join us again this year at MICE and find heaps of CCS students, fellows, faculty, and alumni Robyn-Brooke Smith, Allie Kleber, Jarad Greene, Anna Sellheim, and CCS current fellow Kevin Czap! Too many to count. KL Ricks is back in the saddle giving portfolio reviews– get one at MICE to have your 2018 application fee waived!

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo will take place October 21 – 22, 2017, at University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. It is free and open to the public. MICE is for anyone who wants to discover new comics, learn more about the medium of comics, or is interested in making their own. Sunday is Kids Day, featuring workshops for the young cartoonist. For details, visit:

Alum Kickstarter: Laurel Holden’s Spiderella

Spiderella books

As part of her thesis, Laurel Holden (’13) started her work on Spiderella. Written by Romey Petite and illustrated by Laurel, Spiderella is an illustrated middle-grade novel for kids 7–10. The story celebrates girls’ independence, ingenuity, and intelligence. 6 years in the making and clocking in at over 200 pages, Book One, Spiderella: The Girl Who Spoke with Spiders, is now being funded on Kickstarter until October 31, 2017. (more…)