January 29-February 1
L’employé du Moi is a publishing company based in Brussels and active in the world of independent comics for 15 years. The museum Paper will devote this year’s exhibition space during the International Festival of Comics of Angoulême. On more than one hundred square meters you will discover the many facets of the publishing house: original boards , collective productions , and interactive facility all grouped around the imposing sculpture of the building symbol of the publisher. L’employé du Moi publishes work of The Center for Cartoon Studies fellows Max de Radiguès, Julie Delporte, and David Libens, along with CCS faculty Alec Longstreth, and alum Joe Lambert and Chuck Forsman.
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Spring Visiting Artist lineup is here! Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Jo Knowles, Jo Dery, Maurice Vellekoop, Jess Ruffilson, Craig Fischer, CCS Alum Dan Archer, Jen Sorensen, George Pratt, Ellen Forney, Alison Baker, Tom Kaczynski, Chris Pitzer, CCS Alum Jen Vaughn, and Danielle Corcetto.
An annual celebration promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech and the legacy of sequential art legend, Will Eisner. Stay tuned for The Center for Cartoon Studies events and more! For more information, visit: willeisnerweek.com
“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”
Optional online extension!
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 Yorker, City of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, How 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
The Schulz Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies
Thanks to donations from publishers, cartoonists, and faculty members the Schulz Library collection continues to grow. Thanks to R.Sikoryak and The Will Eisner Technology Initiative, The Schulz Library now has a new digital collection of thousands of golden and silver age comic books in a searchable data base. A robust technology resource, including iPads, scanners, tablets, and laptops are also available for check-out. There’s hot tea for those who want to relax in one of the library’s comfy chairs where a cold winter’s day can be spent discovering a new favorite cartoonist or reading the book that made you want to become a cartoonist in the first place.
Visit the Schulz Blog to search the catalog, read interviews with faculty and alum, see some of our recent acquisitions, book reviews, and more.
Saturday, March 21, 1pm
An event for Prospective Students
Bring your sketchbook!
Admissions Portfolio Reviews
Learn more about the program
Meet faculty and students
Tour the campus
Are you at least nine years old? Do you like drawing comics? Do you have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join The Center for Cartoon Studies’ Saturday Morning Cartooning Club! We’ll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton about cartooning!
Next Saturday Morning Cartoon Club:
For more information and to register online:
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The Cartoon Crier
Read The Cartoon Crier online!
The word “comic” has always been a bit of a misnomer and The Cartoon Crier hopes to set the record straight. Sorrow and woe is the focus of this free 36-page newspaper tabloid that highlights the work of The National Cartoonists Society members and of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ community.
The Cartoon Crier features the saddest strips from iconic comics like Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, B.C., and For Better and For Worse. The Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, Mell Lazarus, Melissa Mendes, Joe Lambert, Tom Gammill, Hilary Price, Laura Park, Richard Thompson, and Mo Willems, as well as new work from the paper’s editors, Cole Closser, R. Sikoryak, and James Sturm.