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Watch “How to Draw Some Attention to my Graphic Novel Workshop” by CCS instructor Paul Karasik

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. (more…)


Will Eisner Week Event at The Schulz Library

March 6, 2015
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

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Celebrating comics and the graphic novel
at The Schulz Library

Open House:
Friday, March 6, 5-7pm

Location:
Schulz Library
The Center for Cartoon Studies
46 South Main Street
White River Junction

Explore The Center for Cartoon Studies’ collection of comics and graphic novels and browse a special display of books by the legendary Will Eisner at its Schulz Library. The Schulz librarians will be offering guided tours of the library collection. Free comics for those who attend!

A special exhibit of original art from the CCS Archive is also on display in the CCS Gallery.

 


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Summer Workshop Registration Is Now Open!

Summer Workshops at Cartoon Studies

Create Comics:
June 15-19  •  July 20-24
Cartooning Studio:
June 22-26  •  July 27-31
Graphic Novel Workshop:
August 3-7  •  August 10-14
Cartoon Club Summer Session:
July 6-10  •  July 13-17

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops


In Progress: A Show by Students at The Center for Cartoon Studies

February 28, 2015toApril 29, 2015

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On Exhibit at The Howe Library Ledyard Gallery in Hanover, New Hampshire

Saturday, February 28 through Wednesday, April 29

Every year students travel from all over the world to the Upper Valley to learn about making comics and to hone their skills as artists. It is a grueling two-year M.F.A. and Certificate program, but by the time students graduate from The Center for Cartoon Studies, their abilities as draftsman and story tellers has gone through an intense transformation. The original artwork displayed at Howe Library is a taste of the kind of work being created in the program.

For more information, visit: thehowe.org/artgallery


Will Eisner Week Lecture: Sophie Yonow

March 5, 2015

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In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. In the fall of 2011 she moved to Montreal, Quebec where she joined the well regarded Colosse comics collective. In Situ, a collection of journal comics documenting her transition to Montreal, won wide acclaim in US and Canada. Her work has also frequently appeared online on Top Shelf Comix, Te Rumpus, the Nib, and many others. Her latest book, War of Streets and Houses published by Uncivilized Books, was nominated for an Ignatz Award for ‘Outstanding Graphic Novel’ in 2014.

Thursday, March 5, 3pm
At The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office Building

Free and open to the public.

Special thanks to our reception sponsor Maple Street Catering and Big Fatty’s BBQ!

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Visiting Artist: Jess Ruffilson

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Jess Ruliffson is an illustrator and cartoonist residing in New York. She is currently working on a comic book based on interviews with veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. To see more work by Jess, visit:  jessruliffson.com


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…)


Will Eisner Week:
March 1-7, 2015

March 5, 2015

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WILL EISNER WEEK LECTURE
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

CCS Fellow Sophie Yanow

Thursday, March 5, 3-5pm

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies, Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont. Free and open to the public.

In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. For more information on Sophie Yanow, visit situology.com

Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”

For a list of all upcoming CCS Will Eisner Week events, click here.


Vermont SF Writer’s Series: Vermont Tales of Adventure!

February 27, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

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Geek Mountain State is pleased to announce the next installment of the Vermont SF Writer’s Series: Vermont Tales of Adventure!, which will take place on Friday, February 27th at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Post Office Building in downtown White River Junction at 6pm. Authors included in this event are Joe Citro, Bruce Hesselbach, Marko Kloos, Fred Lerner, Brian Staveley and CCS instructor Sarah Stewart Taylor.

This event follows a very successful year in which hundreds of listeners listened to dozens of Vermont storytellers in places such as Quarterstaff Games, Phoenix Books, The Fletcher Free Library and the headquarters for the Burlington Writer’s Workshop. The first event of 2015 took place at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

For or more information and to RSVP:  geekmountainstate.com


Will Eisner Week Lecture: Sophie Yonow

March 5, 2015

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In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. In the fall of 2011 she moved to Montreal, Quebec where she joined the well regarded Colosse comics collective. In Situ, a collection of journal comics documenting her transition to Montreal, won wide acclaim in US and Canada. Her work has also frequently appeared online on Top Shelf Comix, Te Rumpus, the Nib, and many others. Her latest book, War of Streets and Houses published by Uncivilized Books, was nominated for an Ignatz Award for ‘Outstanding Graphic Novel’ in 2014.

Thursday, March 5, 3pm
At The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office Building

Free and open to the public.

Special thanks to our reception sponsor Maple Street Catering and Big Fatty’s BBQ!

logo

 


Visiting Artist: Jess Ruffilson

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Jess Ruliffson is an illustrator and cartoonist residing in New York. She is currently working on a comic book based on interviews with veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. To see more work by Jess, visit:  jessruliffson.com


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…)


Will Eisner Week:
March 1-7, 2015

March 5, 2015

will_eisner_week_2015

WILL EISNER WEEK LECTURE
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

CCS Fellow Sophie Yanow

Thursday, March 5, 3-5pm

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies, Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont. Free and open to the public.

In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. For more information on Sophie Yanow, visit situology.com

Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”

For a list of all upcoming CCS Will Eisner Week events, click here.


Vermont SF Writer’s Series: Vermont Tales of Adventure!

February 27, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Vermont-Tales-of-Adventure

Geek Mountain State is pleased to announce the next installment of the Vermont SF Writer’s Series: Vermont Tales of Adventure!, which will take place on Friday, February 27th at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Post Office Building in downtown White River Junction at 6pm. Authors included in this event are Joe Citro, Bruce Hesselbach, Marko Kloos, Fred Lerner, Brian Staveley and CCS instructor Sarah Stewart Taylor.

This event follows a very successful year in which hundreds of listeners listened to dozens of Vermont storytellers in places such as Quarterstaff Games, Phoenix Books, The Fletcher Free Library and the headquarters for the Burlington Writer’s Workshop. The first event of 2015 took place at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier.

For or more information and to RSVP:  geekmountainstate.com


Visiting Artist: Maurice Vellekoop

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Maurice Vellekoop is the author/illustrator of 4 books of his own work with Drawn and Quarterly, Green Candy Press and Koyama Press. His work has been shown numerous times at the Reactor Gallery in Toronto, in group shows overseas: at the Mayor gallery in London and in a traveling show called “New Pop” that stopped at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. Most recently, in the summer of 2014, Maurice had his first solo European show at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester, England.


Saturday Morning Cartoon Club

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:

March 7
April 4
May 2

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club


The Cartoonist Veteran Project: Cartoonists Picturing Veteran’s Stories

February 25, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

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Many veterans pass through this small New England village because it is home to The White River Junction VA Medical Center. White River Junction is also the headquarters of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), a world-renowned cartooning school. Until recently, these two very different institutions never crossed paths.

On Wednesday, February 25 from 6-8pm at The White River Junction VA Medical Center in Building 44, Room 103, cartoonists have invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics. Students and faculty from The Center for Cartoon Studies will be on hand as well as Brooklyn cartoonist Jess Ruliffson whose award-winning comic Invisible Wounds examines a vet’s experience with PTSD. No R.S.V.P. required. (more…)


Summer Workshop Registration Is Open!

Summer Workshops at Cartoon Studies

Create Comics:
June 15-19  •  July 20-24
Cartooning Studio:
June 22-26  •  July 27-31
Graphic Novel Workshop:
August 3-7  •  August 10-14

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops


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.


Visiting Artist: Maurice Vellekoop

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Maurice Vellekoop is the author/illustrator of 4 books of his own work with Drawn and Quarterly, Green Candy Press and Koyama Press. His work has been shown numerous times at the Reactor Gallery in Toronto, in group shows overseas: at the Mayor gallery in London and in a traveling show called “New Pop” that stopped at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. Most recently, in the summer of 2014, Maurice had his first solo European show at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester, England.


Saturday Morning Cartoon Club

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:

March 7
April 4
May 2

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club


The Cartoonist Veteran Project: Cartoonists Picturing Veteran’s Stories

February 25, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

VA_Cartoonist_Project

Many veterans pass through this small New England village because it is home to The White River Junction VA Medical Center. White River Junction is also the headquarters of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), a world-renowned cartooning school. Until recently, these two very different institutions never crossed paths.

On Wednesday, February 25 from 6-8pm at The White River Junction VA Medical Center in Building 44, Room 103, cartoonists have invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics. Students and faculty from The Center for Cartoon Studies will be on hand as well as Brooklyn cartoonist Jess Ruliffson whose award-winning comic Invisible Wounds examines a vet’s experience with PTSD. No R.S.V.P. required. (more…)


Summer Workshop Registration Is Open!

Summer Workshops at Cartoon Studies

Create Comics:
June 15-19  •  July 20-24
Cartooning Studio:
June 22-26  •  July 27-31
Graphic Novel Workshop:
August 3-7  •  August 10-14

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops


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.


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.


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


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