Alum Sophie Goldstein Wins Outstanding Mini-Comic Ignatz Award!

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Congratulations! Outstanding Mini-Comic: House of Women, by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein.

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Outstanding Anthology or Collection: QU33R, edited by Robert Kirby also features several CCS folks!

Click here to see a complete list of 2014 Ignatz nominees and award winners.


Next Up Visiting Artist: John Porcellino

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John Porcellino has been writing, drawing, and publishing comics and graphic novels for over thirty years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, first published in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. Porcellino’s work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, and Korean.  His latest creation, The Hospital Suite, will be debuting at SPX this fall. 


CCS Fall Visiting Artist Line Up

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Fall Visiting Artist lineup is here!  Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Warren Bernard, Harry Bliss, Farel Dalrymple, Tom Gammill, Kevin Huizenga, Peter Kuper, Mell Lazarus, Tara McGowan, Ilan Manouach, John Porcellino, Karl Stevens, and Dana Walrath.

Kicking off the fall Visiting Artist session:

Farel Dalrymple is an American artist and alternative comics creator. He is best known for his award-winning comics series Pop Gun War. Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. He is currently working on a Pop Gun War  follow up (Pop Gun War : Chain Letter), drawing his Eisner nominated web comic, It Will All Hurt for studygroupcomics, and illustrating The Earfarmer, a science fiction love story for Dark Horse Presents with writer Chris Stevens. Farel Dalrymple‘s brand new book is an original 304-page water-colored comic book/graphic novel, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books.

 

 


Saturday Cartoon Club

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Kids + Comics = YOWZA!
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!

Saturday Morning Cartoon Club
Fall 2014

October 4
November 1
December 6

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register:

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CCS Book Proposal Contest Winner Is Josh Rosen!

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The winning project for the The Center for Cartoon Studies Book Proposal Contest goes to alum Josh Rosen! The contest was open to alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. Josh’s graphic novel proposal, The Secret Adventures of Felix Pinn, will be represented to trade book publishers by Judith Hansen, a literary agent who represents such cartoonists as Scott McCloud, R. Crumb, Raina Telgemeier, Gene Luen Yang, Kazu Kibuishi, Ben Hatke, Vera Brosgol and Bryan Lee O’Malley. Josh is also awarded $1000! The winner was selected by Barnes & Noble’s Jim Killen and Judith Hansen. Congratulations Josh!

Finalists included:
Rita by Tom O’Brien
The Basket Ogress by Colleen Frakes
Hell or High Water by Wade Simpson
Bek by Alex Kim
How to Survive in the North by Luke Healy


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CCS Alum and Fellows Nominated for SPX Ignatz Awards

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Alum (Sophie Goldstein, Luke Howard, Dane Martin) and incoming Fellow Sophie Yanow are nominees for this year’s Ignatz Awards!  Alums Annie Murphy, Jose-Luis Olivares, Sasha Steinberg & recent Fellow Nicole Georges contributed to the nominated QU33R anthology!

Click here to see the complete list of 2014 Small Press Expo Ignatz Nominees.

Small Press Expo will take place September 13-14, 2014, at the North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Washington. Attendees vote for the award during the convention on September 13; the Ignatz ceremony, which is open to the public, is held that evening. For more information about SPX, visit: spxpo.com

Image above is from Outstanding Artist Ignatz Nominee Sophie Goldstein’s House of Women.


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The Cartoon Crier: Read it and Weep!

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FROM THE CCS ARCHIVES:
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 WorseThe 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.

 


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