Visiting Artist: Nick Drnaso


Nick Drnaso works as a cartoonist and illustrator in Chicago. His debut graphic novel, Beverly (Drawn and Quarterly), is about repressed modern anxieties and social insecurities. It was nominated for a 2016 Ignazt, Best Comic Collection/Anthology. In 2014, his comic “The Grassy Knoll” was nominated for the Outstanding Story and Outstanding MiniComic Ignatz awards. He also coedited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology.

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Ken Fisher

Ruben Bolling is a pseudonym for Ken Fisher, the author of Tom the Dancing Bug. His pieces demonstrate concern about the power of large corporations and satires about the way government has been corrupted by money, and, particularly since 9/11, Bolling’s concerns of war.

Next Up Visiting Artist: Rebecca Mock

Rebecca Mock is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist and animator. Her past clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, BBC Radio, Nautilus, Medium, Reader’s Digest, Fullbright, HBO, and Jet Blue. Mock illustrated her first graphic novel, Compass South, written by Hope Larson, was published through FSG in 2016. Mock specializes in atmospheric, cinematic .gif illustration, as well as environmental concept art, background painting, and classic painterly illustration. In her downtime she enjoys being a huge comics, scifi, and anime nerd, as well as an art history know-it-all.

The Ladybroad Ledger: A new comics newspaper featuring female creators from Vermont


Stephanie Zuppo (’15) and Rachel Lindsay are the driving force behind The Ladybroad Ledger, a free comics newspaper featuring female comics creators from Vermont. The first issue of the newspaper (12 pages) is now being distributed at schools, libraries, and businesses throughout Vermont. Their plan is to put out an issue twice a year. This issue of the black-and-white paper features comics by Rachel Lindsay, Julianna Brazil, Laura Martin (’17), Sandy Bartholomew (’17), Bridget Comeau (’15), Susan Norton, Angela Boyle (’16 – yes, that is me), Kelly Swann (’16), Michelle Sayles, Iona Fox (’15), and Stephanie herself, along with a cover color and short interview with Glynnis Fawkes. (more…)

Lively Lettering! A calligraphy and lettering workshop.

Lively Lettering!
By Laura Di Piazza

Saturday, March 4
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

In this one-day energetic and fun-filled calligraphy and lettering workshop we will explore contemporary letterforms with ruling pens, broad-edge and pointed pen nibs. During the first portion of the workshop, we’ll focus on creating irregular, raw and splatter-filled letters (more…)

“Story Lines” Cartoon Exhibit At The Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery

Central Vermont has been home to a vibrant cartoon culture that will be the focus of “Story Lines” an exhibit through March 11, 2017. The exhibit will focus on works from the extensive archives of The Center for Cartoon Studies that just marked its 10th anniversary. There will also be additional work exhibited by Ed Koren of Brookfield and Phil Godenschwager of Randolph. New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren is the Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Phil Godenschwager has been creating political cartoons and stained glass in our area for 30 years.

Saturday, February 11, 11am
Opening & Cartooning Workshop for all ages!

A Conversation with New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder Michelle Ollie. Immediately following is a special hands on cartooning workshop by The Center for Cartoon Studies alumni Kane Lynch ’16.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Randolph, Vermont


Open House & Portfolio Day

Saturday, March 4, 1pm

Bring your portfolio or sketchbook for an admissions review.
Learn more about the program and courses offered at CCS while touring the campus and meeting with faculty and students!

This event is ideal for prospective students!

Learn about CCS programs: 
with a LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option


Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Q & A by Tillie Walden ’16, a comic about coming out as a cartoonist.


On display through May 22
Clark University at the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) cofounder James Sturm has curated an exhibit for Clark Universities Higgins School for Humanities as part of their “What’s so funny?” series of public lectures, community conversation and exhibits on humor. Featuring comics by Scott Bateman, Cara Bean, Marek Bennett, Liza Donnelly, Eroyn Franklin, Luke Howard ’13, Kazimir Lee Iskander ’16, Liniers (CCS Fellow), J.D. Lunt ’16, Josh Neufeld, Rebecca Roher ’15, Jess Ruliffson, Anna Sellheim ’16, Kelly L. Swann ’16, Whit Taylor, Tillie Walden ’16, Maris Wicks, and CCS instructor Sophie Yanow.

Comics have the unique ability to convey complex information quickly and effectively while engaging people of all ages, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Comics are an intimate medium allowing a single creator to inform, advocate, and document. As our modes of communication became increasingly visual, I’m interested in the growing number of ways that cartoonists are engaging with the world outside of traditional publishing venues. The work gathered here suggests many of the paths that cartoonists will travel.

The exhibition will be on display through May 22 at the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons. For more information, visit: