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Cornish CCS Residency Awarded to Nick Drnaso

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Nick Drnaso has been selected as the winner of the Cornish CCS Residency. Nick is a Chicago-based cartoonist whose debut graphic novel, Beverly, was published earlier this year by Drawn and Quarterly. Nick will be working on his next book during his residency.


Announcing the 2017 Summer Workshop Line Up!

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  • WRITING AND DRAWING
    SINGLE PANEL COMICS
    June 5-8
  • CREATE COMICS
    June 19-23
 or July 24-28
  • BEGINNING ANIMATION
    June 26-30
  • CARTOONING STUDIO
    June 26-30
  • COMICS, CURRICULUM, AND LITERACY:
 A Workshop for Educators
    June 30-July 1
  • COMICS JOURNALISM
    July 24-July 28
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
    July 31-August 4
 or August 7-11
    Optional Online Extension
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
    The Young Adult Genre
    July 31-August 4
  • GRAPHIC MEMOIR WORKSHOP
    August 7-11

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017 Workshops


Visiting Artist: Ann Telneas

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Ann Telnaes creates editorial cartoons in various mediums- animation, visual essays, live sketches, and traditional print- for the Washington Post. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for her print cartoons.

Telnaes’ print work was shown in a solo exhibition at the Great Hall in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress in 2004. Her first book, Humor’s Edge, was published by Pomegranate Press and the Library of Congress in 2004. A collection of Vice President Cheney cartoons, “Dick”, was self-published by Telnaes and Sara Thaves in 2006. Her work has also been exhibited in Paris, Jerusalem, and Lisbon.


Visiting Artist: A.K. Summers

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Providence-based cartoonist and animator A.K. Summers was a Studio Arts major at Oberlin College, where she developed her printmaking skills by creating a series of fliers and posters which she has described as direct precursors to her comics. After graduating, she moved to Chicago, where she found work with a color separator and began to self-publish Negativa: Chicago’s Astute Lezbo Fantasy Mag. In 2005, after her son was born, A.K. Summers began work on Pregnant Butch, a graphic memoir exploring the complexities of contemporary butch motherhood. This work was first serialized online on Activate Comix in 2012 and later published by Soft Skull in 2014. Pregnant Butch was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award of 2015.


Take The Center for Cartoon Studies ONE-WEEK CARTOONING WORKOUT

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Need a refresher regimen to get you back into a creative groove?  Whether you are interested in graphic memoir, comics journalism, or fantasy genres, this seven-day email course is designed to help build your cartooning muscles. Click here to sign up!


Visiting Artist: Kerascoët

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Kerascoët is the shared nom-de-plume of illustrators, comics and animation artists Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset (Named after a village in Brittany,France). The pair met while attending the Olivier de Serres art school in Paris. In the early 2000s, their interest in the bande dessinée would bring them close to the likes of Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim, with whom they collaborated on the world-famous dungeon crawl epic, Dungeon. They have also worked on the T.V. adaptation of Sfar’s Petit Vampire. Their best known works consist of Miss Don’t Touch Me (published from 2006 to 2009), Beautiful Darkness (2009), and Beauty (2015). These poignant and carefully crafted graphic novels deal with complex issues such as womanhood, femininity and cultural history in the stylized and dreamlike environments of the world of fables and fairy tales. Upon publication in the U.S., Beautiful Darkness was nominated for an Eisner award in 2014 and in 2015, Beauty was nominated for an Ignatz award.


CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP

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Awarded to one fall 2017 female identified applicant! Scholarship will be selected in May 2017. Eligible for Master of Fine Arts, and Two-Year Certificate program! Click here to learn more about our MFA and Certificate program! Apply online!

 


Next Up Visiting Artist: Spike Trotman

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Spike Trotman was born on November 18, 1978, which is, as she has pointed out before, the very same day cult leader Jim Jones poisoned 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana. She has been boldly challenging conventions since then and has gone from being a feisty Maryland Calvin and Hobbes enthusiast to one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary comics. She was an integral part of the very beginning of the webcomics movement, creating titles such as Sparkneedle for Girlamatic and Templar, Arizona, which ran regularly from 2005-2014. In 2007, before Kickstarter, she successfully crowdfunded Templar, AZ’s publication in book form. This led to Trotman founding the acclaimed Iron Circus Comics imprint in 2005, which has launched legendary anthologies such as The Sleep of Reason and Smut Peddler. Trotman has won two Web Cartoonist’s Choice awards in 2006 and one Glyph Comics award in 2007 for Templar, AZ. She is currently working on a graphic biography of Josephine Baker.


Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

November 12, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

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Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

Saturday, November 12

1pm – 4pm

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:
MFA and CERTIFICATES

& LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

Browse THE SCHULZ LIBRARY! 
 See current student projects, 
recent alumni publications, and faculty work.

R.S.V.P. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Who Should Attend?
 Prospective students, applicants, college students,
high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome!

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies-Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, 
White River Junction, Vermont
.

Eventbrite - THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES FALL OPEN HOUSE AND PORTFOLIO DAY


Mentors and Monsters: Selections from the Stephen R. Bissette Collection

October 15, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
October 22, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
October 29, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
November 5, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm

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The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty Stephen R. Bissette left his mark oncomics, drawing swamp things, dinosaurs, and other terrifying creatures. Mentors and Monsters: Selections from the Stephen R. Bissette Collection, an exhibition at The Center for Cartoon Studies, features the comics that left their mark on Bissette.

Location:
The Center for Cartoon Studies
The Colodny Building – CCS Gallery
94 South Main Street, in the village of White River Junction

Gallery hours:
October 15-November 15
Saturdays 12noon-5pm


Visiting Artist: Kerascoët

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Kerascoët is the shared nom-de-plume of illustrators, comics and animation artists Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset (Named after a village in Brittany,France). The pair met while attending the Olivier de Serres art school in Paris. In the early 2000s, their interest in the bande dessinée would bring them close to the likes of Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim, with whom they collaborated on the world-famous dungeon crawl epic, Dungeon. They have also worked on the T.V. adaptation of Sfar’s Petit Vampire. Their best known works consist of Miss Don’t Touch Me (published from 2006 to 2009), Beautiful Darkness (2009), and Beauty (2015). These poignant and carefully crafted graphic novels deal with complex issues such as womanhood, femininity and cultural history in the stylized and dreamlike environments of the world of fables and fairy tales. Upon publication in the U.S., Beautiful Darkness was nominated for an Eisner award in 2014 and in 2015, Beauty was nominated for an Ignatz award.


CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP

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Awarded to one fall 2017 female identified applicant! Scholarship will be selected in May 2017. Eligible for Master of Fine Arts, and Two-Year Certificate program! Click here to learn more about our MFA and Certificate program! Apply online!

 


Next Up Visiting Artist: Spike Trotman

templar-arizona-book-four-trouble-every-day

Spike Trotman was born on November 18, 1978, which is, as she has pointed out before, the very same day cult leader Jim Jones poisoned 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana. She has been boldly challenging conventions since then and has gone from being a feisty Maryland Calvin and Hobbes enthusiast to one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary comics. She was an integral part of the very beginning of the webcomics movement, creating titles such as Sparkneedle for Girlamatic and Templar, Arizona, which ran regularly from 2005-2014. In 2007, before Kickstarter, she successfully crowdfunded Templar, AZ’s publication in book form. This led to Trotman founding the acclaimed Iron Circus Comics imprint in 2005, which has launched legendary anthologies such as The Sleep of Reason and Smut Peddler. Trotman has won two Web Cartoonist’s Choice awards in 2006 and one Glyph Comics award in 2007 for Templar, AZ. She is currently working on a graphic biography of Josephine Baker.


Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

November 12, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

CCS_brand_ad

Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

Saturday, November 12

1pm – 4pm

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:
MFA and CERTIFICATES

& LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

Browse THE SCHULZ LIBRARY! 
 See current student projects, 
recent alumni publications, and faculty work.

R.S.V.P. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Who Should Attend?
 Prospective students, applicants, college students,
high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome!

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies-Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, 
White River Junction, Vermont
.

Eventbrite - THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES FALL OPEN HOUSE AND PORTFOLIO DAY


Mentors and Monsters: Selections from the Stephen R. Bissette Collection

October 15, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
October 22, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
October 29, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm
November 5, 2016
12:00 pmto4:00 pm

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The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty Stephen R. Bissette left his mark oncomics, drawing swamp things, dinosaurs, and other terrifying creatures. Mentors and Monsters: Selections from the Stephen R. Bissette Collection, an exhibition at The Center for Cartoon Studies, features the comics that left their mark on Bissette.

Location:
The Center for Cartoon Studies
The Colodny Building – CCS Gallery
94 South Main Street, in the village of White River Junction

Gallery hours:
October 15-November 15
Saturdays 12noon-5pm


Visiting Artist: K. L. Ricks

klricksK.L. Ricks is an artist born and raised in Massachusetts, whose jarring juxtapositions of natural and industrial landscapes inspired her future work. She has worked as an editorial illustrator for The New York Times, designed a variant cover for the Adventure Time comic book and contributed to the Ham4pamphlet project, a comics interpretation of the world famous Hamilton musical inspired and encouraged by its original cast. Her ongoing horror story Country Darkness, which appears regularly on Hazlitt, has accrued a great deal of success and popularity online. She has recently been featured on such high profile websites as The A.V. Club and The Comics Journal. Click here to see more work by K.L. Ricks!


Alum Tillie Walden ’16 Sweeps The Ignatz Awards!!

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Recent alum, Tillie Walden ’16, won two Ignatz Awards! Winning in both categories she was nominated for: Outstanding Artist & Promising New Talent! The Outstanding Artist category reflects, in the Jurors’ opinion, the best execution of graphic skill by an individual within the comic medium. The award ceremony is held annually at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda MD.

Congratulations to Tillie and all of the amazing nominees and award winners. Nominees included recent alums Melanie Gillman for Outstanding Comic (As The Crow Flies) and Luke Healy for Outstanding Minicomic (The Unofficial Cuckoo’s Nest).


Cartoonist Residency Now Accepting Applications

Cornish-CCS-Logo-art2The Cornish CCS Residency is a month-long residency designed to create a focused and inspiring environment for a cartoonist in order to create exceptional work. Cornish (NH) is located 16 miles from The Center for Cartoon Studies (VT) in rural New Hampshire. Dates, deadlines, and application information can be found here.

Read all about it here:

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The Center for Cartoon Studies To Offer Workshop at Vermont Animation Festival

October 15, 2016

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The Vermont Animation Festival is set to take place October 13-15 in Caledonia County. Presented by Lyndon State College, Catamount Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studies, the event (formerly NEK Animation Festival) will feature works by New England filmmakers and Vermont students.

Saturday, October 15
The Center for Cartoon Studies Comic Workshop with alum Kane Lynch

10 am-1 pm
Catamount Arts Annex
Registration: catamountarts.org

For details and schedule, visit: vermontanimation.org

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Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
ED KOREN is a Special guest at CARTOON CROSSROADS Festival

October 13, 2016toOctober 16, 2016

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Visiting Artist: K. L. Ricks

klricksK.L. Ricks is an artist born and raised in Massachusetts, whose jarring juxtapositions of natural and industrial landscapes inspired her future work. She has worked as an editorial illustrator for The New York Times, designed a variant cover for the Adventure Time comic book and contributed to the Ham4pamphlet project, a comics interpretation of the world famous Hamilton musical inspired and encouraged by its original cast. Her ongoing horror story Country Darkness, which appears regularly on Hazlitt, has accrued a great deal of success and popularity online. She has recently been featured on such high profile websites as The A.V. Club and The Comics Journal. Click here to see more work by K.L. Ricks!


Alum Tillie Walden ’16 Sweeps The Ignatz Awards!!

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Recent alum, Tillie Walden ’16, won two Ignatz Awards! Winning in both categories she was nominated for: Outstanding Artist & Promising New Talent! The Outstanding Artist category reflects, in the Jurors’ opinion, the best execution of graphic skill by an individual within the comic medium. The award ceremony is held annually at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda MD.

Congratulations to Tillie and all of the amazing nominees and award winners. Nominees included recent alums Melanie Gillman for Outstanding Comic (As The Crow Flies) and Luke Healy for Outstanding Minicomic (The Unofficial Cuckoo’s Nest).


Cartoonist Residency Now Accepting Applications

Cornish-CCS-Logo-art2The Cornish CCS Residency is a month-long residency designed to create a focused and inspiring environment for a cartoonist in order to create exceptional work. Cornish (NH) is located 16 miles from The Center for Cartoon Studies (VT) in rural New Hampshire. Dates, deadlines, and application information can be found here.

Read all about it here:

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The Center for Cartoon Studies To Offer Workshop at Vermont Animation Festival

October 15, 2016

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The Vermont Animation Festival is set to take place October 13-15 in Caledonia County. Presented by Lyndon State College, Catamount Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studies, the event (formerly NEK Animation Festival) will feature works by New England filmmakers and Vermont students.

Saturday, October 15
The Center for Cartoon Studies Comic Workshop with alum Kane Lynch

10 am-1 pm
Catamount Arts Annex
Registration: catamountarts.org

For details and schedule, visit: vermontanimation.org

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Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
ED KOREN is a Special guest at CARTOON CROSSROADS Festival

October 13, 2016toOctober 16, 2016

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Catching up with CCS Alum: Joe Ferris and Rebecca Roher


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.

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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.


CCS at Small Press Expo!

September 17, 2016toSeptember 18, 2016

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September 17 & 18
Bethesda, Maryland

Special Guest:
SOPHIE GOLDSTEIN ’13

Table: H2B

Session:
September 18,
Comics Carousel
4 – 5pm

Sophie Goldstein is a 2013 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. She won two Ignatz Awards for her graphic novel, The Oven, in 2015 and one for her mini-comic, House of Women, Part I, in 2014.

Her first book Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, co-written with Jenn Jordan, was self-published in 2013 with funding from Kickstarter. Her second book, The Oven, was released by AdHouse Books in April, 2015. Sophie has also illustrated a children’s book, Poopy Claws, written by Gene Ambaum. Her work has appeared in various publications including Best American Comics 2013, Fable Comics, The Pitchfork Review, Maple Key Comics, Sleep of Reason, Symbolia, Trip 8 and Irene 3.

Come visit The Center for Cartoon Studies at Table A9!  Meet student Jarad Greene, over 17 alum exhibiting at SPX, and learn about CCS MFA and Certificate Program.


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!


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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.