Summer Workshop: Cartoon Studio

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Cartoon Studio
August 18-22, 2014

Cartoon Studio is back by popular demand! Cartoon Studio is a unique workshop tailored for college students and adults. Cartoon Studio replicates the CCS thesis years in just five days. Workshop students get 24-hour access to the production lab and studio (with a desk that’s all their own). Students also have access to the Schulz Library, with full borrowing privileges. Cartoon Studio students workshop independent projects through a number of lectures, activities, and critiques. Optional electives are held in the evening for those who want to sharpen their production skills. During this workshop students are given the know-how, materials and equipment to publish their own comics.

Register online today!


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.

 


SEVEN DAYS: The Cartoon Issue

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Vermont’s SEVEN DAYS Annual Cartoon Issue

Featuring cartoons by graduates of CCS: Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Luke Healy, Josh Lees, Dakota McFadzean, Aaron Shrewsbury, and Andy Warner! Contributors also include recent CCS fellow Nicole Georges, faculty Jon Chad, Tom Azarian, Alison Bechdel, Jason Cooley, Glynnis Fawkes, Ghostshrimp, Theo Ellsworth, Kaz, James Kochalka, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, John Kovaleski, Rachel Lindsay, Matt Morris, and Tim Newcomb.

Pick up a print copy today!  Click here to read the Digital Edition!


Summer Workshops at CCS!

Even though this was a 5-day workshop, I’m going home with months worth of materials and instruction.  It’s great to be surrounded by talented people who share their enthusiasm for comics.

–Sally, age 31, San Francisco

NEXT UP:

GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
August 4-8 (FULL!)
or August 11-15

CARTOONING STUDIO
August 18-22

SCREEN PRINTING INTENSIVE
August 22-24

Register online now!


MFA, Certificates, Workshops

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a course of study designed for a small group of dedicated students with a passion and appreciation for graphic novels, storytelling, writing, drawing, comics, and design. CCS offers Master of Fine Arts degree and certificates. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes.  Learn how to apply…


SPX 2014 Special Alt-Weekly Comic Guests: Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, and James Sturm

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SPX  will salute pioneers and early popularizers of the alt-weekly comic by bringing in such major guests as “alt-comics godfather” Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-winning Village Voice legend and author/screenwriter/playwright; Lynda Barry, the great “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”/Chicago Reader cartoonist turned inspiring college educator; and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm (“Market Day,” RAW), who co-founded Seattle’s The Stranger.

Read all about the Special Alt-Weekly programming from Michael Cavna of The Washington Post!

The SPX festival is held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 13 & 14. For more information, visit: spxpo.com


Jeff Danziger’s The Conscience of a Cartoonist Now Available!

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The Conscience of a Cartoonist is Jeff Danziger’s tour of instruction and exemplification of the political cartooning art, based on the years following the 9/11 attacks in New York City. The tragedy that day, and the politically disorganized response that followed, are documented by Danziger in his “smart, witty (often hilarious) comic nightmares,” as Jules Feiffer has described them. Danziger cartoons and commentary make a case of how satire and its graphic equivalent, cartooning, can be both a scold and a guide in years of continuing crisis. This coffee-table book is also his exegesis on the art of editorial cartooning. Click here to order a copy of this limited edition book online today!

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Listen to VPR’s interview with Jeff about The Conscience of a Cartoonist and a recent film documentary on political cartooning.


HOW TO GUIDEBOOK by The Center for Cartoon Studies

Click here to read or download How To Draw Comics, A Guidebook to The Center for Cartoon Studies.


This Summer! Graphic Novel Workshop with Cartoonist and Scholar 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”

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.

Summer 2014 
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:

Session I: August 4-8
(SOLD OUT!)

Session II: August 11-15

Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10

Click here for more information and to register!

“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


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