Every year CCS commissions a cartoonist to create its diploma. This year’s diploma is courtesy of R. Sikoryak!
Congratulations, class of 2013!
(Larger image on Flickr)
The first official collection of Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost will be published this fall by Koyama Press! Ladies an’ gen’l’men, boys an’ gurls, you don’t want to miss this. The book, which collects 72 self-contained daily-newspaper-style strips and 12 full color Sundays, will make its debut at SPX in September. Pre-orders are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Keep it comin’, Cole!
The convention with a view! Stop by the CCS table at the Maine Comics Arts Festival on Sunday, May 19th to chat with students and alumni, see student work and learn about the school. With special guests Jeff Smith, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman and more, MeCAF is a lot of fun in a little city!
MeCAF takes place at The Ocean Gateway in Portland, Maine.
Dakota McFadzean (CCS ’12) is known for his ability to combine classic comic conventions with the darkest modern humor, juxtapose the minutiae of the daily grind with the vastness of the universe, render the bleakest truths of human existence in the most charming, accessible style, and still get us to laugh day after day. It’s very exciting to announce that his book Other Stories and the Horse You Rode In On, a collection of short works, will be available this fall from Conundrum Press. Bring on the lawn gnomes, the displaced faces, and the telekinetic pigeons! They’re all there, under a yawning Saskatchewan sky.
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, The Doctor Laura Show, was released January 2013 by Mariner Books.
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.