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L’employé du Moi Angoulême Exhibit Featuring CCS Alum, Fellows, and Faculty

January 29, 2015 10:00 pmtoFebruary 1, 2015 10:00 pm

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Angoulême
January 29-February 1

L’employé  du Moi is a publishing company based in Brussels and active in the world of independent comics for 15 years. The museum Paper will devote this year’s exhibition space during the International Festival of Comics of Angoulême. On more than one hundred square meters you will discover the many facets of the publishing house: original boards , collective productions , and interactive facility all grouped around the imposing sculpture of the building symbol of the publisher. L’employé  du Moi publishes work of The Center for Cartoon Studies  fellows Max de Radiguès, Julie Delporte, and David Libens, along with CCS faculty Alec Longstreth, and alum Joe Lambert and Chuck Forsman.


CCS Spring Visiting Artist Line Up!

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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.


Will Eisner Week:
March 1-7, 2015

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An annual celebration promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech and the legacy of sequential art legend, Will Eisner. Stay tuned for The Center for Cartoon Studies events and more! For more information, visit: willeisnerweek.com


This Summer: Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik!

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

Optional online extension!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 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


Why We Work:
The Schulz Library
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

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The Schulz Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies

Thanks to donations from publishers, cartoonists, and faculty members the Schulz Library collection continues to grow. Thanks to R.Sikoryak and The Will Eisner Technology Initiative, The Schulz Library now has a new digital collection of thousands of golden and silver age comic books in a searchable data base. A robust technology resource, including iPads, scanners, tablets, and laptops are also available for check-out. There’s hot tea for those who want to relax in one of the library’s comfy chairs where a cold winter’s day can be spent discovering a new favorite cartoonist or reading the book that made you want to become a cartoonist in the first place.

Visit the Schulz Blog to search the catalog, read interviews with faculty and alum, see some of our recent acquisitions, book reviews, and more.


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

(more…)


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!


Why We Work:
The Schulz Library
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

happiness_is_the_schulz_library_post

 

The Schulz Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies

Thanks to donations from publishers, cartoonists, and faculty members the Schulz Library collection continues to grow. Thanks to R.Sikoryak and The Will Eisner Technology Initiative, The Schulz Library now has a new digital collection of thousands of golden and silver age comic books in a searchable data base. A robust technology resource, including iPads, scanners, tablets, and laptops are also available for check-out. There’s hot tea for those who want to relax in one of the library’s comfy chairs where a cold winter’s day can be spent discovering a new favorite cartoonist or reading the book that made you want to become a cartoonist in the first place.

Visit the Schulz Blog to search the catalog, read interviews with faculty and alum, see some of our recent acquisitions, book reviews, and more.


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

(more…)


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

seniorshow_2014

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.

 


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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.


Third Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize

slate_book_review2

CCS_Logo8KB

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

Karl_Stevens_failure

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

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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: 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.


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