Portfolio Day at CCS


An event for Prospective Students

Portfolio Day

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bring your sketchbook!
Admissions Portfolio Reviews
Learn more about the program
Meet faculty and students
Tour the campus

Who should attend?
Prospective students, applicants, college students, high school seniors and graduates

Space is limited!
Click here to register online now!


Next Up Visiting Artist: Dana Walrath


After years of using stories to teach medical students at University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, Dana Walrath spent last year as a Fulbright Scholar at American University of Armenia’s School of Public Health and at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Science of Armenia. She is currently working on a graphic memoir that combines her observations on the experience of aging in this ancient culture with her award winning graphic memoir series, Aliceheimer’s. She is a co-author of one of the leading college textbook series in anthropology, and she has shown her art work in a variety of venues throughout North America and Europe. Her verse novel, Like Water on Stone, set during the Armenian genocide is forthcoming from Delacorte Press (Penguin Random House) in fall 2014.

Saturday Cartoon Club: November 1 and December 6


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 online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club


Visiting Artist: Brendan Burford


Brendan Burford is the editor of King Features Syndicate, home to Popeye and Flash Gordon and Hagar the Horrible and Mutts, and many other wonderful comic strips. Brendan has had his own comics published in various magazines and anthologies, and he has independently published the work of many other cartoonists in his non-fiction comics anthology, Syncopated. After successfully self-publishing three volumes of Syncopated, a fourth was published by Random House, and was nominated for an Eisner Award.

Visiting Artist: Peter Kuper


Peter Kuper’s illustrations and comics appear regularly in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and MAD, where he illustrates SPY vs. SPY every month. He has written and illustrated many books including Comics Trips, a journal of an eight-month trip through Africa and Southeast Asia. Other works include Stripped – An Unauthorized Autobiography, Mind’s Eye, The System, a wordless graphic novel and adaptations of numerous short stories of Franz Kafka collected in Give It Up!. In 1979 he co-founded the political comix magazine World War 3 Illustrated and remains on its editorial board to this day. Since 1986 he has taught courses in comics and illustration at the School of Visual Arts and currently at Parsons in New York City and is also an art director of INX, a political illustration group syndicated through the web at inxart.com.

Visiting Artist: Harry Bliss


Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine and others. His first book  A Fine, Fine School by award winning author Sharon Creech, was a New York Times bestseller. He went on to illustrate many other books, including, Which Would You Rather Be by William Steig; Countdown To Kindergarden by Alison McGhee; the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin; and Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DeCamillo. Harry Bliss lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

MFA, Certificates, Workshops

The Center for Cartoon Studies - MFA, Certificates

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…

Faculty Stephen Bissette Comic Featured In World War I Tribute Anthology

above_the_Dreamless Dead

Above the Dreamless Dead, edited by Chris Duffy, features a stunning  double-page ‘adaptation’ of a Rudyard Kipling poem by CCS faculty Steve Bissette. Above the Dreamless Dead is a moving and illuminating tribute to those who fought and died in World War I. Twenty poems are interpreted in comics form by twenty of today’s leading cartoonists, including Stephen Bissette, Eddie Campbell, Kevin Huizenga, George Pratt, and many others. Order a copy today!


The Next Installment of The Expeditioners Series Releases!


Pick up a copy of CCS faculty S. S. Taylor (Illustrated by alum Katherine Roy!) The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair — the thrilling sequel to The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon and the next installment in The Expeditioners series! Upcoming events:

For an up to date list of where S. S. Taylor and Katherine Roy will be appearing and signing, visit:  sstaylorbooks.com