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The Boston Globe Story on CCS Cartoonist Veteran Project

Click here to read the Globe story:
“Comic book artists draw on veterans’ experiences in a new anthology”
-James Sullivan, The Boston Globe

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When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. Click here to read When I Returned online now.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Begins Its Second Decade with a Splash!!

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The 2016-2017 CCS Fellow is Argentine cartoonist Liniers.

Ricardo Liniers Siri is best known as the creator of the popular Latin American comic strip Macanudo. American audiences have been introduced to Liniers through his New Yorker covers and children’s books that include The Big Wet Balloon and Written and Drawn by Henrietta. Liniers remarks, “It´s an amazing adventure to get to go to Vermont, meet all kinds of cartoonists and draw till I drop. Well…my kind of adventure!”

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Sophie Yanow joins CCS’s faculty. 

Sophie Yanow was the 2014-15 CCS Fellow. “I’m happy to continue to be a part of the CCS community, and excited to be given a role where I will do my best to encourage and facilitate knowledge sharing and artistic growth among the ever amazing CCS students,” says Yanow.

CCS’s first Applied Cartooning Fellow is Reverend Kurt Shaffert. 

Rev. Shaffert has served as a chaplain with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System since 2008 and as a lecturer in pastoral care at the Yale Divinity School since 2007.  He presented at the recent Graphic Medicine Conference on Process Cartooning (Graphic Narrative Medicine) as a Clinical Intervention.


The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth

The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Location, Location, Location

Here’s a new comic about the journey of moving to Vermont to make and teach comics, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty and 2008-09 fellow Alec Longstreth. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION debuted at The Society of Illustrators Ten Years of Fellowship at The Center for Cartoon Studies exhibit opening and was a feature comic at MoCCA Fest 2016. Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION comic online, here!


Catching up with CCS Alum: Joe Ferris and Rebecca Roher


Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall

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The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)

Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
    w/low Residency Option
  • Two-Year and One-Year
    Certificate Program
  • Summer Workshops

Click here learn more about our programs.


Luke Healy ’14 Thesis Project Published with NOBROW!

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“…an extremely accomplished debut graphic novel.” -QUIETUS

Here is a link to a great review by QUIETUS for How To Survive In The North!

Recent graduate Luke Healy’s ’14 How To Survive In The North started as a thesis project while he was attending The Center for Cartoon Studies. Based on two related Artic expeditions, both of which were well documented at the time, it adds a contemporary fictional third strand. The expeditions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson were an attempt to prove his theory of ‘the friendly Arctic’, his notion that as long as you knew how to get food and fuel from under the ice, it would be unproblematic to explore the area.

Click here to order a copy today!


New! Talk Dirty To Me by Luke Howard ’13 With AdHouse Books

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“Talk Dirty to Me is a story that even with the minimal colors and surreal art feels painfully real.” –Graphic Policy

“…funny sensitive insightful tale of woman’s struggles with sexuality & self-acceptance.” -Rob Kirby

Order a copy today! 


CARTOONIST VETERAN PROJECT: RELEASE OF WHEN I RETURNED

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Download a digital copy of the When I Returneda comic book featuring stories by local veterans drawn by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) students and alumni. Edited and designed by James Lunt ’16 and Kelly Swann ’16 with a cover by Noah Van Sciver (CCS Fellow, 2015-16 ).

When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.

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

You can download When I Returned here.

Vermont weekly Seven Days article about the book release here

A New Hampshire Public Radio piece about the project can be heard here.

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Dakota McFadzean ’12 wins Doug Wright Award!

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The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were recognized May 14 at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Dakota McFadzean for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, Patrick Kyle, and Michael Deforge.

Congratulations also to alum Rebecca Roher ’15 who was nominated for Mom Body!

The Doug Wright Awards is a feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 12th annual Wright Awards were held in downtown Toronto. The evening featured special appearances by R. Sikoryak (Raw, Masterpiece Comics), special guest presenters Seth, Chester Brown, Jeet Heer, Heidi McDonald, Chris Kuzma, Maurice Vellekoop, Nathalie Atkinson, and Betty Liang.


Rebecca Roher ’16 Nominated for Doug Wright Award!

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Alum Rebecca Roher was nominated for the 2016 Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. “The Nipper”) for Mom Body (The Nib). She debuted her first graphic novel Bird in a Cage with Conundrum Press, which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year! You can check out more of Rebecca’s work at rebeccaroher.com

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Luke Healy ’14 Thesis Project Published with NOBROW!

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“…an extremely accomplished debut graphic novel.” -QUIETUS

Here is a link to a great review by QUIETUS for How To Survive In The North!

Recent graduate Luke Healy’s ’14 How To Survive In The North started as a thesis project while he was attending The Center for Cartoon Studies. Based on two related Artic expeditions, both of which were well documented at the time, it adds a contemporary fictional third strand. The expeditions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson were an attempt to prove his theory of ‘the friendly Arctic’, his notion that as long as you knew how to get food and fuel from under the ice, it would be unproblematic to explore the area.

Click here to order a copy today!


New! Talk Dirty To Me by Luke Howard ’13 With AdHouse Books

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“Talk Dirty to Me is a story that even with the minimal colors and surreal art feels painfully real.” –Graphic Policy

“…funny sensitive insightful tale of woman’s struggles with sexuality & self-acceptance.” -Rob Kirby

Order a copy today! 


CARTOONIST VETERAN PROJECT: RELEASE OF WHEN I RETURNED

Cover_WHENIRETURNED

Download a digital copy of the When I Returneda comic book featuring stories by local veterans drawn by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) students and alumni. Edited and designed by James Lunt ’16 and Kelly Swann ’16 with a cover by Noah Van Sciver (CCS Fellow, 2015-16 ).

When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.

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

You can download When I Returned here.

Vermont weekly Seven Days article about the book release here

A New Hampshire Public Radio piece about the project can be heard here.

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 sevendays-logo2010-web

Dakota McFadzean ’12 wins Doug Wright Award!

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The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were recognized May 14 at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Dakota McFadzean for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, Patrick Kyle, and Michael Deforge.

Congratulations also to alum Rebecca Roher ’15 who was nominated for Mom Body!

The Doug Wright Awards is a feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 12th annual Wright Awards were held in downtown Toronto. The evening featured special appearances by R. Sikoryak (Raw, Masterpiece Comics), special guest presenters Seth, Chester Brown, Jeet Heer, Heidi McDonald, Chris Kuzma, Maurice Vellekoop, Nathalie Atkinson, and Betty Liang.


Rebecca Roher ’16 Nominated for Doug Wright Award!

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Alum Rebecca Roher was nominated for the 2016 Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. “The Nipper”) for Mom Body (The Nib). She debuted her first graphic novel Bird in a Cage with Conundrum Press, which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year! You can check out more of Rebecca’s work at rebeccaroher.com

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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 Colombia, Malaysia, India, Canada!

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

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Summer 2016! Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik

August 1, 2016toAugust 5, 2016
August 8, 2016toAugust 12, 2016

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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”

Graphic Novel Workshop:

Session I: August 1-5
Session II: August 8-12

Optional online extension available!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops

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.

“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


How To Survive in the North Thesis Project by Luke Healy to release in May with Nobrow!

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Congratulations to recent The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Luke Healy for How to Survive in the North, his thesis project while attending CCS, will be published with Nobrow! His graphic novel weaves together the true life historical expeditions of Ada Blackjack and Robert Bartlett with a contemporary fictional story in a unique and visual narrative journey that shows the strength it takes to survive in even the harshest conditions – whether that be struggling for survival in the Arctic in the 1900s or surviving a mid-life crisis in the present day. Pre-order your copy today: nobrow.net


Summer Workshop Registration is Open!

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CREATE COMICS

  • Session I: June 20-24
  • Session II: July 11-15

CARTOONING STUDIO

  • June 27-July 1

GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP

  • Session I: August 1-5
  • Session II: August 8-12
  • Optional Online Extension:
    August 15 – October 7

Space is limited.

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops


CREATE COMICS Summer Workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics

June 20, 2016toJune 24, 2016
July 11, 2016toJuly 15, 2016

Summer Workshops at CCS
Register now for
Session II: July 11-15

A 5-day workshop that packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production and collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops


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 Colombia, Malaysia, India, Canada!

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

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Summer 2016! Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik

August 1, 2016toAugust 5, 2016
August 8, 2016toAugust 12, 2016

9314067529_f4c608596d_o

“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”

Graphic Novel Workshop:

Session I: August 1-5
Session II: August 8-12

Optional online extension available!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops

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.

“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


How To Survive in the North Thesis Project by Luke Healy to release in May with Nobrow!

HowToSurviveInTheNorth_cover-555x728

Congratulations to recent The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Luke Healy for How to Survive in the North, his thesis project while attending CCS, will be published with Nobrow! His graphic novel weaves together the true life historical expeditions of Ada Blackjack and Robert Bartlett with a contemporary fictional story in a unique and visual narrative journey that shows the strength it takes to survive in even the harshest conditions – whether that be struggling for survival in the Arctic in the 1900s or surviving a mid-life crisis in the present day. Pre-order your copy today: nobrow.net


Summer Workshop Registration is Open!

summer2016workshop

CREATE COMICS

  • Session I: June 20-24
  • Session II: July 11-15

CARTOONING STUDIO

  • June 27-July 1

GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP

  • Session I: August 1-5
  • Session II: August 8-12
  • Optional Online Extension:
    August 15 – October 7

Space is limited.

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops


CREATE COMICS Summer Workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics

June 20, 2016toJune 24, 2016
July 11, 2016toJuly 15, 2016

Summer Workshops at CCS
Register now for
Session II: July 11-15

A 5-day workshop that packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production and collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops


This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Nate Powell

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT: On Friday, May 6, The Center for Cartoon Studies will hold its 10th commencement ceremony. This year’s speaker is New York Times best-selling cartoonist Nate Powell, whose work includes March, a graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; a graphic adaptation of Rick Riordan’s novel The Lost Hero; and graphic novels You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, and The Year of the Beasts.

Powell’s work has received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selections, a Best American Comics selection, and has been nominated for a total of eight Eisner Awards and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. (more…)


Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prize

 

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Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, and join our previous winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree; Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll; and Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware.

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The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.
SLATE_BOOKS_webcomicThe winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.

Read the complete story on Slate.com and to see the rest of the excellent shortlist!

 


New Hampshire Public Radio on NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project

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CCS student Kelly Swann’s
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NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project: A Powerful Account of a Veteran

Listen to New Hampshire Public Radio on The Center for Cartoon Studies collaboration with the VA Medical Center. This past year students and faculty from The Center for Cartooning Studies (CCS) invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics.

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The cartoonist veteran project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.


CCS Spring Eisner Lecture: Sarah Glidden

April 14, 2016
5:00 pm

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College, and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation present

From Israel to Iraq:
Combing Memoir and Journalism in Comics

A Lecture by Cartoonist Sarah Glidden

Thursday, April 14, 5pm

Free and open to the public.

Location:
Dartmouth College
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Cartoonist Veteran Project: Release of When I Returned

April 21, 2016
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

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Please join cartoonists and veterans for the release of When I Returned, a comic book featuring stories by local veterans drawn by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) students and alumni. Edited and designed by James Lunt ’16 and Kelly Swann ’16 with a cover by Noah Van Sciver (CCS Fellow, 2015-16 ).

Thursday April 21, noon-1:30

Free and open to the public.

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.

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Faculty Alec Longstreth shares his story about making comics in Vermont in LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Read this comics online!

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The Oven by Sophie Goldstein '13 makes Publishers Weekly "Best of 2015" list! Order a copy!

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Click on the cover above to read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Q&A by Tillie Walden '16, a comic about coming out as a cartoonist.