Congratulations to RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Sasha Velour ’13!

The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Sasha Velour ’13 is America’s Next Drag Superstar! Velour designs her own merchandise and products and is the creative force behind Velour: The Drag Magazine. Her illustration and comics have been published in QU33R, Posture, Cicada, InkBRICK, Suspect Device, and Comics Workbook Magazine. 

NPR’s Danny Nett talks with Sasha about drag history and advancing an art form. Click here to read: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Sasha Velour Cut From A Different Fabric


Graphic Medicine 2018


Alum Spotlight: Stephanie Zuppo

Stephanie Zuppo (’15) is a hardworking cartoonist who has wholeheartedly accepted her role as a Vermont cartoonist. She has an obvious passion for comics that you can see in all of her various and sundry projects.

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Summer Workshop:
Cartooning Studio


June 26-30

Workshop independent comic projects with instructors Jon Chad and Luke Howard!

Cartoon Studio Workshop is back by popular demand! Workshop students get 24-hour access to the production lab and studio. Students also have access to The Schulz Library, with full borrowing privileges. Cartoon Studio students workshop independent projects through a number of lectures, activities, and critiques. During this workshop students are given the know-how, materials and equipment to publish their own comics. Register online!

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CREATE COMICS Summer Workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics

June 19-23
 or July 24-28

Learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production! Collaborate on a comic anthology that you will self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over!

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Ladybroad Ledger, Issue #2

The Ladybroad Ledger, Issue #1

This week was the launch of the GoFundMe to print Issue #2 of The Ladybroad Ledger—an anthology newspaper of femme alt cartoonists from Vermont run by Stephanie Zuppo (’15). Issue #1 was released earlier this year and issue #2 is coming out this summer. It is a twice-yearly publication that we all hope to look forward to for a long time.

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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

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The Center for Cartoon Studies in the Eisners, 2017!

On a Sunbeam, Exists, Blammo 9, and Ape and Armadillo covers

The 2017 Eisner nominees have been announced, and we have some excellent folks from The Center for Cartoon Studies in there.

On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (’16) is up for Best Digital Comic.

Exits, by Daryl Seitchik (’18) through Koyama, is up for Best Graphic Album, New.

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

Blammo #9, by Noah Van Sciver (’15-’16 fellow) through Kilgore Books, is up for Best Single Issue / One Shot.

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COMICS, CURRICULUM, AND LITERACY WORKSHOP

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.

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