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CCS Alum and Fellows Nominated for SPX Ignatz Awards

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Alum (Sophie Goldstein, Luke Howard, Dane Martin) and incoming Fellow Sophie Yanow are nominated for Ignatz Awards!  Alums Annie Murphy, Jose-Luis Olivares, Sasha Steinberg & recent Fellow Nicole Georges contributed to the nominated QU33R anthology!

Click here to see the complete list of 2014 Small Press Expo Ignatz Nominees.

Small Press Expo will take place September 13-14, 2014, at the North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Washington. Attendees vote for the award during the convention on September 13; the Ignatz ceremony, which is open to the public, is held that evening. For more information about SPX, visit: spxpo.com

ABOVE IMAGE: Outstanding Artist Ignatz Nominee Sophie Goldstein’s House of Women


SEVEN DAYS: The Cartoon Issue

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Vermont’s SEVEN DAYS Annual Cartoon Issue

Featuring cartoons by graduates of CCS: Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Luke Healy, Josh Lees, Dakota McFadzean, Aaron Shrewsbury, and Andy Warner! Contributors also include recent CCS fellow Nicole Georges, faculty Jon Chad, Tom Azarian, Alison Bechdel, Jason Cooley, Glynnis Fawkes, Ghostshrimp, Theo Ellsworth, Kaz, James Kochalka, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, John Kovaleski, Rachel Lindsay, Matt Morris, and Tim Newcomb.

Pick up a print copy today!  Click here to read the Digital Edition!


Summer Workshops at CCS!

Even though this was a 5-day workshop, I’m going home with months worth of materials and instruction.  It’s great to be surrounded by talented people who share their enthusiasm for comics.

–Sally, age 31, San Francisco

NEXT UP:

SCREEN PRINTING INTENSIVE
August 22-24

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MFA, Certificates, Workshops

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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…


SPX 2014 Special Alt-Weekly Comic Guests: Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, and James Sturm

September 13, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

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SPX  will salute pioneers and early popularizers of the alt-weekly comic by bringing in such major guests as “alt-comics godfather” Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-winning Village Voice legend and author/screenwriter/playwright; Lynda Barry, the great “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”/Chicago Reader cartoonist turned inspiring college educator; and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm (“Market Day,” RAW), who co-founded Seattle’s The Stranger.

Read all about the Special Alt-Weekly programming from Michael Cavna of The Washington Post!

The SPX festival is held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 13 & 14. For more information, visit: spxpo.com


Jeff Danziger’s The Conscience of a Cartoonist Now Available!

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The Conscience of a Cartoonist is Jeff Danziger’s tour of instruction and exemplification of the political cartooning art, based on the years following the 9/11 attacks in New York City. The tragedy that day, and the politically disorganized response that followed, are documented by Danziger in his “smart, witty (often hilarious) comic nightmares,” as Jules Feiffer has described them. Danziger cartoons and commentary make a case of how satire and its graphic equivalent, cartooning, can be both a scold and a guide in years of continuing crisis. This coffee-table book is also his exegesis on the art of editorial cartooning. Click here to order a copy of this limited edition book online today!

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Listen to VPR’s interview with Jeff about The Conscience of a Cartoonist and a recent film documentary on political cartooning.


This Summer! Graphic Novel Workshop with Cartoonist and Scholar 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”

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.

Summer 2014 
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:

Session I: August 4-8
(SOLD OUT!)

Session II: August 11-15

Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10

Click here for more information and to register!

“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


Cartoon Club Summer Session

July 14, 2014toJuly 18, 2014
July 21, 2014toJuly 25, 2014

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Attention Upper Valley Parents!

Cartooning Club: Summer Edition

All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club. Sessions run from 9am-12noon.

Sessions:
July 14-18
July 21-25

Click here for more information and to register!


Create Comics Workshop, July 7-11

July 7, 2014toJuly 11, 2014

July 7-11, 2014

Create Comics Summer Workshop is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. For ages 16+

Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production. Students 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.

Click here for more information and to register.


This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Kazu Kibuishi

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The Center for Cartoon Studies is proud to name Kazu Kibuishi as the 2014 Commencement Speaker! Kibuishi is a graphic novelist best known being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and the ongoing bestselling Amulet series with Scholastic. He is also the illustrator of the Harry Potter book covers. 

Click here to see photos from the Commencement Ceremony!


Jeff Danziger’s The Conscience of a Cartoonist Now Available!

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The Conscience of a Cartoonist is Jeff Danziger’s tour of instruction and exemplification of the political cartooning art, based on the years following the 9/11 attacks in New York City. The tragedy that day, and the politically disorganized response that followed, are documented by Danziger in his “smart, witty (often hilarious) comic nightmares,” as Jules Feiffer has described them. Danziger cartoons and commentary make a case of how satire and its graphic equivalent, cartooning, can be both a scold and a guide in years of continuing crisis. This coffee-table book is also his exegesis on the art of editorial cartooning. Click here to order a copy of this limited edition book online today!

VPR_radio

Listen to VPR’s interview with Jeff about The Conscience of a Cartoonist and a recent film documentary on political cartooning.


This Summer! Graphic Novel Workshop with Cartoonist and Scholar 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”

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.

Summer 2014 
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:

Session I: August 4-8
(SOLD OUT!)

Session II: August 11-15

Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10

Click here for more information and to register!

“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


Cartoon Club Summer Session

July 14, 2014toJuly 18, 2014
July 21, 2014toJuly 25, 2014

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Attention Upper Valley Parents!

Cartooning Club: Summer Edition

All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club. Sessions run from 9am-12noon.

Sessions:
July 14-18
July 21-25

Click here for more information and to register!


Create Comics Workshop, July 7-11

July 7, 2014toJuly 11, 2014

July 7-11, 2014

Create Comics Summer Workshop is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. For ages 16+

Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production. Students 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.

Click here for more information and to register.


This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Kazu Kibuishi

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The Center for Cartoon Studies is proud to name Kazu Kibuishi as the 2014 Commencement Speaker! Kibuishi is a graphic novelist best known being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and the ongoing bestselling Amulet series with Scholastic. He is also the illustrator of the Harry Potter book covers. 

Click here to see photos from the Commencement Ceremony!


Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health

June 26, 2014toJune 28, 2014

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The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm will be speaking at the upcoming Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health. Sturm will present on Applied Cartooning: The Cartoonist Veteran Sessions and deliver a workshop on strategies and exercises for using comics in a therapeutic setting. For a complete conference schedule, click here.

The conference takes place June 26-28, at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information: graphicmedicine.org


Recent CCS Fellow Julie Delporte Everywhere Antennas Book Releases

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The latest from Julie Delporte (CCS Fellow 2011-12):

 Everywhere Antennas is a poetic novel about self-doubt and technological fatigue, done in Delporte’s ethereal style that pairs a few spare words with flowing pencil crayon illustrations.


Visiting Artist: Sam Alden and Sophie Yanow

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Sophie Yanow is The Center for Cartoon Studies 2014-15 Fellow. She was born north of San Francisco. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with Colosse collective published In Situ, her acclaimed autobiographical comics series. She was an invited artist-researcher for the Canadian Center for Architecture’s “C for Condo” workshop, and participated in projects such as the the 48 Heures de la Bande Dessinée, the strike related online Manif de Bonhommes, and La Hausse en Question strike zine. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada.  sophieyanow.com (more…)


Summer Workshops Registration Now Open!

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To REGISTER ONLINE, click here!


Graphic Novel Workshop with Paul Karasik

August 4, 2014toAugust 8, 2014
August 11, 2014toAugust 15, 2014

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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 renown teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

Summer 2014
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:

Session I: August 4-8
Session II: August 11-15

Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10

Click here for more information and to register!


Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health

June 26, 2014toJune 28, 2014

flyer-11inx17in-h-front

The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm will be speaking at the upcoming Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health. Sturm will present on Applied Cartooning: The Cartoonist Veteran Sessions and deliver a workshop on strategies and exercises for using comics in a therapeutic setting. For a complete conference schedule, click here.

The conference takes place June 26-28, at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information: graphicmedicine.org


Recent CCS Fellow Julie Delporte Everywhere Antennas Book Releases

ANTENNAS_delporte

The latest from Julie Delporte (CCS Fellow 2011-12):

 Everywhere Antennas is a poetic novel about self-doubt and technological fatigue, done in Delporte’s ethereal style that pairs a few spare words with flowing pencil crayon illustrations.


Visiting Artist: Sam Alden and Sophie Yanow

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Sophie Yanow is The Center for Cartoon Studies 2014-15 Fellow. She was born north of San Francisco. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with Colosse collective published In Situ, her acclaimed autobiographical comics series. She was an invited artist-researcher for the Canadian Center for Architecture’s “C for Condo” workshop, and participated in projects such as the the 48 Heures de la Bande Dessinée, the strike related online Manif de Bonhommes, and La Hausse en Question strike zine. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada.  sophieyanow.com (more…)


Summer Workshops Registration Now Open!

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To REGISTER ONLINE, click here!


Graphic Novel Workshop with Paul Karasik

August 4, 2014toAugust 8, 2014
August 11, 2014toAugust 15, 2014

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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 renown teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

Summer 2014
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:

Session I: August 4-8
Session II: August 11-15

Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10

Click here for more information and to register!


CCS Donates Scholarship to Vermont Department of Libraries

May 2, 2014

For the sixth year in a row, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has donated a full scholarship to the Vermont Department of Libraries so a Vermont teen can attend the Create Comics summer workshop. 

Create Comics is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, drawing, environmental drawing, and production. Students 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.

Any Vermont student age 16 or older is eligible. This year the workshop will take place in White River Junction, Vermont, July 7-11, 2014. This full scholarship, includes the workshop, supplies, light breakfast, full lunch and evening student activities. Vermonters interested in the scholarship should apply through the local school or public library.

For more information, visit: libraries.vermont.gov


CCS Master of Fine Arts, Certificates, and Workshops

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: George O’Connor

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George O’Connor is the author of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Kapow!, Kersplash, and Sally and the Some-thing. His debut graphic novel, Journey into Mohawk Country, was published by First Second, as was Adam Rapp’s Ball Peen Hammer, which O’Connor illustrated. Aphrodite is his most recent installment in his New York Times Best-Selling series, The Olympians.


This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Kazu Kibuishi

May 17, 2014

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The Center for Cartoon Studies is proud to name Kazu Kibuishi as our 2014 Commencement Speaker! Kibuishi is a graphic novelist best known being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and the ongoing bestselling Amulet series for Scholastic. He is also the illustrator of the Harry Potter book covers.

Commencement Ceremony:
May 17th, 11am


CCS Fellow 2014-15: Sophie Yanow

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Sophie Yanow was born north of San Francisco. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with Colosse collective published In Situ, her acclaimed autobiographical comics series. She was an invited artist-researcher for the Canadian Center for Architecture’s “C for Condo” workshop, and participated in projects such as the the 48 Heures de la Bande Dessinée, the strike related online Manif de Bonhommes, and La Hausse en Question strike zine. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada.  sophieyanow.com


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