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Summer Workshops at Cartoon Studies

Create Comics:
June 15-19  •  July 20-24
Cartooning Studio:
June 22-26  •  July 27-31
Graphic Novel Workshop:
August 3-7  •  August 10-14
Cartoon Club Summer Session:
July 6-10  •  July 13-17

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CCS Spring Eisner Lecture: Ellen Forney


Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle’s The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002.

Click here for a link to a recent NPR interview with Forney.

Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm

Dartmouth College
Room 41

Free and open to the public.

Presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth College and The Center for Cartoon Studies. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation.



The Cartoonist Veteran Project


Master artist and cartoonist George Pratt will be on hand at the White River Junction VA Medical Center to lead a team of cartoonists to do live portrait drawing. George Pratt will be joined by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty member Steve Bissette who is a fellow contributor to the new book,  Above the Dreamless Dead, World War I in Poetry and Comics. The first 20 veterans in attendance will receive a free signed copy.

Wednesday, April 1
White River Junction VA Medical Center
Room 103, Building 44

The Cartoonist Veteran Project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.

Next Up Visiting Artist: Jen Sorensen


Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. In 2000 she won a Xeric grant to publish her first collection of strips. She was the recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Jen was once clue “12 down” in the Time Out New York crossword puzzle and her work made cameos on the “Queer as Folk” television series. Sorensen is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and National Cartoonists Society. For more information and links to Jen Sorensen’s work, visit:

The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlists


The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the print and web nominees for the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize! Click here to see the complete list.



MFA International Students

Study Comics in Vermont

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is approved by U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program to enroll international students in our Master of Fine Arts program. CCS has conducted workshops and participated in events around the globe, including Portugal, Italy, Canada, and Bahrain to name a few, and has hosted cartoonists-in-training from Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, and Indonesia. This year students are attending CCS from Columbia, Malaysia, India, Canada!

To learn more about the MFA program and to apply to CCS, click here.



Visiting Artist: CCS Alum Dan Archer


Dan Archer creates non-fictional, journalistic comics to offer a new perspective on US foreign and domestic policy and give voice to stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard. His journalistic pieces have been published by the Huffington Post, Alternet, The Guardian UK, Presente, Operamundi (Brazil), Expressbuzz (India) and Independent World Report. He was recently awarded the John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University and received his MFA in cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and co-teaches the Stanford Graphic Novel Project through the Creative Writing Program.


Watch “How to Draw Some Attention to my Graphic Novel Workshop” by CCS instructor Paul Karasik

Graphic Novel Workshop:

Session 1: August 3-7
Session II: August 10-14

Optional online extension!

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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. (more…)

CCS Spring Visiting Artist Line Up!


The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Spring Visiting Artist lineup is here!  Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Jo Knowles, Jo Dery, Maurice Vellekoop, Jess Ruffilson, Craig Fischer, CCS Alum Dan Archer, Jen Sorensen, George Pratt, Ellen Forney, Alison Baker, Tom Kaczynski, Chris Pitzer, CCS Alum Jen Vaughn, and Danielle Corcetto.