This week’s 12 Panel Pitch is the “all Josh” edition featuring documentary filmmaker Josh Melrod and Toronto cartoonist Josh Rosen and features one of the less celebrated Thanksgiving traditions: getting really drunk and fighting with your family.
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is hosting a special First Friday holiday book sale and signing at the Post Office Building, 46 South Main Street in White River Junction on Friday, December 6, 5-8pm. Join CCS faculty and students in celebrating the season with some local hot cider, cookies and a slew of affordable graphic novels for all ages.
Faculty members, including Stephen R. Bissette (Tyrant, Swamp Thing), Jon Chad (Leo Geo), Nicole Georges (Calling Dr. Laura), Jason Lutes (Berlin), Sarah Stewart Taylor (The Expeditioners) and James Sturm (Market Day, Adventures in Cartooning) will be available for book signings. (more…)
In a war between the two, which side should mankind side with? This week’s 12-panel pitch cartoon feature, Vampires vs. Zombies, is drawn by Connor Willumsen, one of the great young cartoonists working today, and written by 12 Panel Pitch’s very own Sasha Steinberg.
Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, the faculty and students of The Center for Cartoon Studies, and a distinguished guest judge. This year’s guest judge will be Christopher Butcher of the world-
Submission forms and entry details can be found here:
Special thanks to our sponsors this year!:
An author, artist, educator, and entrepreneur, Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, now in the Double-Platinum Collector’s Edition All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat (And Then Some). Suzy has since written and illustrated My Dog’s the World’s Best Dog, I Had Brain Surgery What’s your Excuse?, Manny’s Cows, Books Are for Reading and Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal. Her books, greeting cards and work in print and TV advertising have earned her numerous design and writing awards.
T. Edward Bak was born in Denver, Colorado in 1970. He wrote and drew the comic strip Service Industry for three years in the Athens newspaper Flagpole. Bak’s comics have been published by Bodega Distribution and Sparkplug Comic Books, and he has contributed to anthologies such as Project: Romantic (AdHouse Books), Studygroup 12, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase and Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2008. His newest book, Island of Memory, was released by Floating World Comics. Bak was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008-09.
A unique collaboration between Sydney Lea (Poet Laureate of Vermont) and James Kochalka (Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont), by The Vermont Arts Council and The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Click here to read Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up online!