Accepting applications for fall 2016!

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Master of Fine Arts, One- and Two-Year Certificates, Applied Cartooning track option. Click here for more information and to apply online!


Luke Healy ’14 Thesis Project Published with NOBROW!

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“…an extremely accomplished debut graphic novel.” -QUIETUS

Here is a link to a great review by QUIETUS for How To Survive In The North!

Recent graduate Luke Healy’s ’14 How To Survive In The North started as a thesis project while he was attending The Center for Cartoon Studies. Based on two related Artic expeditions, both of which were well documented at the time, it adds a contemporary fictional third strand. The expeditions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson were an attempt to prove his theory of ‘the friendly Arctic’, his notion that as long as you knew how to get food and fuel from under the ice, it would be unproblematic to explore the area.

Click here to order a copy today!


New! Talk Dirty To Me by Luke Howard ’13 With AdHouse Books

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“Talk Dirty to Me is a story that even with the minimal colors and surreal art feels painfully real.” –Graphic Policy

“…funny sensitive insightful tale of woman’s struggles with sexuality & self-acceptance.” -Rob Kirby

Order a copy today! 


CARTOONIST VETERAN PROJECT: RELEASE OF WHEN I RETURNED

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Download a digital copy of the When I Returneda comic book featuring stories by local veterans drawn by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) students and alumni. Edited and designed by James Lunt ’16 and Kelly Swann ’16 with a cover by Noah Van Sciver (CCS Fellow, 2015-16 ).

When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.

The Cartoonist Veteran Project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.

You can download When I Returned here.

Vermont weekly Seven Days article about the book release here

A New Hampshire Public Radio piece about the project can be heard here.

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Dakota McFadzean ’12 wins Doug Wright Award!

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The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were recognized May 14 at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Dakota McFadzean for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, Patrick Kyle, and Michael Deforge.

Congratulations also to alum Rebecca Roher ’15 who was nominated for Mom Body!

The Doug Wright Awards is a feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 12th annual Wright Awards were held in downtown Toronto. The evening featured special appearances by R. Sikoryak (Raw, Masterpiece Comics), special guest presenters Seth, Chester Brown, Jeet Heer, Heidi McDonald, Chris Kuzma, Maurice Vellekoop, Nathalie Atkinson, and Betty Liang.


Rebecca Roher ’16 Nominated for Doug Wright Award!

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Alum Rebecca Roher was nominated for the 2016 Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. “The Nipper”) for Mom Body (The Nib). She debuted her first graphic novel Bird in a Cage with Conundrum Press, which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year! You can check out more of Rebecca’s work at rebeccaroher.com

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MFA International Students

Study Comics in Vermont

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is approved by U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program to enroll international students in our Master of Fine Arts program. CCS has conducted workshops and participated in events around the globe, including Portugal, Italy, Canada, and Bahrain to name a few, and has hosted cartoonists-in-training from Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, and Indonesia. This year students are attending CCS from Colombia, Malaysia, India, Canada!

To learn more about the MFA program and to apply to CCS, click here.

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Summer 2016! Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik

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“Paul Karasik has a kind of intelligence combined with earnestness that comes from someplace deep not a recipe book. He is very, very, very intelligent.”
– Art Spiegelman
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, “MAUS: A Survivor’s Tale”

Graphic Novel Workshop:

Session I: August 1-5
Session II: August 8-12

Optional online extension available!

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Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?

Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week in White River Junction, Vermont. Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New YorkerCity of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized PlanetsHow To Read Nancy), and a renowned teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

“If you ever had any interest in taking a comics class, I recommend THIS ONE. Paul is probably one of the most insightful and all around influential and amazing teachers I’ve ever had…I give this class ten thumbs up, if I only had thumbs for each finger.” – Heather Benjamin, Cartoonist


Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall

The Center for Cartoon Studies, MFA, Certificates, Studio

The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)

Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
    w/low Residency Option
  • Two-Year and One-Year
    Certificate Program
  • Summer Workshops

Click here learn more about our programs.


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