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Spring Portfolio Day at CCS

March 21, 2015

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Portfolio Day
Saturday, March 21, 1pm

An event for Prospective Students

1-4pm
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!

Location:
46 South Main Street
The Center for Cartoon Studies
White River Junction, Vermont

Questions?

(802) 295-3319
admissions@cartoonstudies.org


Saturday Cartoon Club Winter Session

February 7, 2015
March 7, 2015

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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!

Next Saturday Morning Cartoon Club:

February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club


From The CCS Archives: The Cartoon Crier

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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.

 


Midterm Senior Thesis Posters Exhibit

December 5, 2014

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Midterm Thesis Project Posters are on exhibit at The Center for Cartoon Studies in the Colodny Building Gallery, at 94 South Main Street in downtown White River Junction. The posters provide a Midterm synopsis of student projects, featuring artwork and details on the intended final project.

On display during White River Junction’s First Friday, December 5, 5-7pm.

Join us on Instagram to see more photos of the student work!


Third Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize

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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 Paul Karasik, co-creator (with David Mazzucchelli) of the graphic novelization of Paul Auster’s “City of Glass”. Submission forms and entry details can be found here: cartoonstudies.org/studioprize


Visiting Artist: Karl Stevens

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Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter. His first book, Guilty, was published in 2004 with a grant from the Xeric Foundation. He is also the author of Whatever (2008) and The Lodger (2010). His comic strips have appeared since 2005 in the alternative newsweekly the Boston Phoenix. Click here to read The Comics Reporter recent interview with Karl Stevens.

 


Apply Now!

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…


Visiting Artist: Executive Director of Small Press Expo Warren Bernard

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Warren Bernard is Executive Director of the Small Press Expo (SPX) independent sequential art festival, and is a comics-focused writer and historian. He co-authored the Eisner Award-nominated book Drawing Power, and has extensively researched and written about the 1950s Juvenile Delinquency / Senate Comic Book Hearings. A contributor to more than a dozen books, he often provides rare materials from his own extensive collection. Both the Library of Congress and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) have hosted his lectures. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.


Visiting Artist: Kevin Huizenga

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Kevin Huizenga’s comic book series include Or Else for Drawn and Quarterly and Ganges for Fantagraphics Books. He grew up in South Holland, Illinois, went to college in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and now lives in Saint Louis, Missouri, with his wife.


Portfolio Day at CCS

December 6, 2014

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An event for Prospective Students

Portfolio Day

Saturday, December 6, 2014

1-4pm
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!

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Visiting Artist: Karl Stevens

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Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter. His first book, Guilty, was published in 2004 with a grant from the Xeric Foundation. He is also the author of Whatever (2008) and The Lodger (2010). His comic strips have appeared since 2005 in the alternative newsweekly the Boston Phoenix. Click here to read The Comics Reporter recent interview with Karl Stevens.

 


Apply Now!

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…


Visiting Artist: Executive Director of Small Press Expo Warren Bernard

DrawingPower

Warren Bernard is Executive Director of the Small Press Expo (SPX) independent sequential art festival, and is a comics-focused writer and historian. He co-authored the Eisner Award-nominated book Drawing Power, and has extensively researched and written about the 1950s Juvenile Delinquency / Senate Comic Book Hearings. A contributor to more than a dozen books, he often provides rare materials from his own extensive collection. Both the Library of Congress and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) have hosted his lectures. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.


Visiting Artist: Kevin Huizenga

wild-kingdom

Kevin Huizenga’s comic book series include Or Else for Drawn and Quarterly and Ganges for Fantagraphics Books. He grew up in South Holland, Illinois, went to college in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and now lives in Saint Louis, Missouri, with his wife.


Portfolio Day at CCS

December 6, 2014

Portfolio_reviews_by_CCS

An event for Prospective Students

Portfolio Day

Saturday, December 6, 2014

1-4pm
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!

(more…)


Visiting Artist: Dana Walrath

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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: December 6

October 4, 2014
10:00 am
November 1, 2014
10:00 am
December 6, 2014

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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!

Next Saturday Morning Cartoon Club:

December 6

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club

 


Visiting Artist: Brendan Burford

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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

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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

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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.


Visiting Artist: Dana Walrath

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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: December 6

October 4, 2014
10:00 am
November 1, 2014
10:00 am
December 6, 2014

CartoonClub_CartoonStudies

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!

Next Saturday Morning Cartoon Club:

December 6

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club

 


Visiting Artist: Brendan Burford

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_spyvsspy

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

deathbylaughter_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.


Faculty Stephen Bissette Comic Featured In World War I Tribute Anthology

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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!

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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


Visiting Artist: Ilan Manouach

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Ilan Manouach is a visual artist, a musician and a publisher. In 1998 he moved to Belgium to study visual arts and comics. Since then he has published many books, mostly in French.  As Ink Press publisher, he works in Athens and publishes translations of alternative comics by Chester Brown, Daniel Clowes and Ivan Brunetti.


Visiting Artist: Tara McGowan

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Tara McGowan has been fascinated by all forms of picture-storytelling, East and West, since childhood. As a visual artist, who has lived and studied in Japan for many years, she brings to her performances and residencies an intimate knowledge of the language and culture. Her programs bring Japan to life through story, song, and image, and the artwork and artifacts she creates help students visualize the objects and landscape of everyday life. Tara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Language and Literacy in Education division of the Graduate School of Education in 2012. She is revising her dissertation into a book that examines student performances of original kamishibai stories. Her earlier book on teaching kamishibai  storytelling in the classroom, published by Teacher Ideas Press, an imprint of Libraries Unlimited, released in 2010.


Alum Sophie Goldstein Wins Outstanding Mini-Comic Ignatz Award!

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Congratulations! Outstanding Mini-Comic: House of Women, by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein.

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Outstanding Anthology or Collection: QU33R, edited by Robert Kirby also features several CCS folks!

Click here to see a complete list of 2014 Ignatz nominees and award winners.


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