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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. 

Applications due May 2.

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


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!


CCS Master of Fine Arts, Certificates, and 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…


Next Up: 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


Summer Workshops at CCS

July 29, 2013toAugust 2, 2013

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

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

 

  • CREATE COMICS, July 7-11
  • APPLIED CARTOONING:
    AN EDUCATOR’S SYMPOSIUM,
    July 11 & 12
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP,
    August 4-8 or August 11-15
  • CARTOONING STUDIO,
    August 18-22
  • NEW! SCREEN PRINTING INTENSIVE, August 22-24

Click here for more information and to register.


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


Jeff Danziger and Tom Tomorrow

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The Center for Cartoon Studies
and Norwich Public Library present

The CONSCIENCE of
a CARTOONIST

JEFF DANZIGER
in Conversation
with TOM TOMORROW

Come celebrate the release of Danziger’s new book,
THE CONSCIENCE OF A CARTOONIST, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm

Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, Vermont

Free and open to the public.

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(more…)


The Conscience of a Cartoonist: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

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White River Junction, Vermont — The Center for Cartoon Studies and Norwich Public Library present Passion, Politics and Panels!: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow. This lively discussion of cartooning and politics is in conjunction with the release of Danziger’s new book from Fantagraphics Books, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

The event takes place on Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm, at the Norwich Congregational Church, 15 Church Street, Norwich, Vermont, and is free and open to the public.

Danziger is a political cartoonist syndicated by The New York Times worldwide. He was finalist for 1993 The Pulitzer Prize, awarded the 2006 Herblock Prize, the 2008 Thomas Nast Prize, and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has produced ten books of cartoons, a children’s book, The Champlain Monster, and a novel about the Vietnam war. Danziger was born in New York City.  His 40-year cartooning career has included working with the New York Daily News, The Rutland Herald, and Christian Science Monitor.

Tom Tomorrow (a.k.a. Dan Perkins) is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S., and on websites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. He received the first place Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998 and in 2003. (more…)


Saturday Cartoon Club

April 5, 2014

Kids + Comics = YOWZA!

Are you at least 9 years old? Do you like to draw comics? Have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join the Saturday Morning Cartooning Club!

Next session:  

May 3

10-11:30am at The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office building. Stick around after the session to visit The Schulz Library Reading Room.

Click here for more information and to register!


Summer Workshops at CCS

July 29, 2013toAugust 2, 2013

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

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

 

  • CREATE COMICS, July 7-11
  • APPLIED CARTOONING:
    AN EDUCATOR’S SYMPOSIUM,
    July 11 & 12
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP,
    August 4-8 or August 11-15
  • CARTOONING STUDIO,
    August 18-22
  • NEW! SCREEN PRINTING INTENSIVE, August 22-24

Click here for more information and to register.


CCS Fellow 2014-15: Sophie Yanow

sophiayanow_

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


Jeff Danziger and Tom Tomorrow

danziger_ccs_norwich

The Center for Cartoon Studies
and Norwich Public Library present

The CONSCIENCE of
a CARTOONIST

JEFF DANZIGER
in Conversation
with TOM TOMORROW

Come celebrate the release of Danziger’s new book,
THE CONSCIENCE OF A CARTOONIST, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm

Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, Vermont

Free and open to the public.

penguin_tom_tomorrow

(more…)


The Conscience of a Cartoonist: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

Danziger_Conscience_of_a_Cartoonist_cvr

White River Junction, Vermont — The Center for Cartoon Studies and Norwich Public Library present Passion, Politics and Panels!: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow. This lively discussion of cartooning and politics is in conjunction with the release of Danziger’s new book from Fantagraphics Books, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

The event takes place on Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm, at the Norwich Congregational Church, 15 Church Street, Norwich, Vermont, and is free and open to the public.

Danziger is a political cartoonist syndicated by The New York Times worldwide. He was finalist for 1993 The Pulitzer Prize, awarded the 2006 Herblock Prize, the 2008 Thomas Nast Prize, and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has produced ten books of cartoons, a children’s book, The Champlain Monster, and a novel about the Vietnam war. Danziger was born in New York City.  His 40-year cartooning career has included working with the New York Daily News, The Rutland Herald, and Christian Science Monitor.

Tom Tomorrow (a.k.a. Dan Perkins) is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S., and on websites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. He received the first place Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998 and in 2003. (more…)


Saturday Cartoon Club

April 5, 2014

Kids + Comics = YOWZA!

Are you at least 9 years old? Do you like to draw comics? Have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join the Saturday Morning Cartooning Club!

Next session:  

May 3

10-11:30am at The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office building. Stick around after the session to visit The Schulz Library Reading Room.

Click here for more information and to register!


Visiting Artist: Marion Fayolle

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Graduating from the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts, Marion Fayolle co-founded the narrative image magazine Nyctalope. She is the author of the books Man Pieces, published by Michel Lagarde, Table published in June 2012 by Julien Magnani, Tablecloth as Snow, a primer published by Notari, and In Pieces, published in September by Nobrow.  She has also done work for XXI, the New York Times, Paris Mômes, and Psychologies Magazine.


The Center for Cartoon Studies Introduces New Master of Fine Arts Track

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White River Junction, Vermont — Since opening its doors in 2005, the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has been committed to exploring the artistic and literary potential of cartooning. Beginning in Fall 2014, CCS will offer a new MFA track in “Applied Cartooning,” exploring how comics can impact such diverse fields as health, business, public policy, and education. (more…)


CCS Eisner Spring Lecture: Alison Bechdel

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Alison Bechdel is the creator of the long-running self-syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For.  She came to critical success with her graphic memoirs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Bechdel edited Best American Comics 2011, and has drawn comics for SlateMcSweeney’sEntertainment WeeklyThe New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Thursday, April 10, 4:30pm

Location:
Dartmouth College
The Life Sciences Building
Room 100

Presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth College, and Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation.

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Cartoon Club Summer Session Registration Now Open

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:
July 14-18 & July 21-25
9am-12noon

Click here for more information and to register!


CCS Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event that introduces CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics.  Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros. This year’s line up includes: Andrew Arnold is a book designer for the children’s book company Roaring Brook Press. Holly Bemiss is an agent at the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of the world renowned, Montreal-based graphic novel and comics arts company Drawn & QuarterlyDan Kois is the senior editor at the Slate Book Review. Tucker Stone is a comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal and the US Sales and Marketing Director for Nobrow.

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Visiting Artist: Marion Fayolle

inpieces

Graduating from the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts, Marion Fayolle co-founded the narrative image magazine Nyctalope. She is the author of the books Man Pieces, published by Michel Lagarde, Table published in June 2012 by Julien Magnani, Tablecloth as Snow, a primer published by Notari, and In Pieces, published in September by Nobrow.  She has also done work for XXI, the New York Times, Paris Mômes, and Psychologies Magazine.


The Center for Cartoon Studies Introduces New Master of Fine Arts Track

AC_Rabbit+border

White River Junction, Vermont — Since opening its doors in 2005, the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has been committed to exploring the artistic and literary potential of cartooning. Beginning in Fall 2014, CCS will offer a new MFA track in “Applied Cartooning,” exploring how comics can impact such diverse fields as health, business, public policy, and education. (more…)


CCS Eisner Spring Lecture: Alison Bechdel

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Alison Bechdel is the creator of the long-running self-syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For.  She came to critical success with her graphic memoirs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Bechdel edited Best American Comics 2011, and has drawn comics for SlateMcSweeney’sEntertainment WeeklyThe New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Thursday, April 10, 4:30pm

Location:
Dartmouth College
The Life Sciences Building
Room 100

Presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth College, and Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation.

leslie_dartmouth_logogridlogo_Dartmouth

CCS_EISNER_LOGO

 

 


Cartoon Club Summer Session Registration Now Open

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

cartoon_club_pic

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:
July 14-18 & July 21-25
9am-12noon

Click here for more information and to register!


CCS Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event that introduces CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics.  Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros. This year’s line up includes: Andrew Arnold is a book designer for the children’s book company Roaring Brook Press. Holly Bemiss is an agent at the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of the world renowned, Montreal-based graphic novel and comics arts company Drawn & QuarterlyDan Kois is the senior editor at the Slate Book Review. Tucker Stone is a comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal and the US Sales and Marketing Director for Nobrow.

roaringbrook nobrow

dandq

Rabiner3

 

 


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Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

April 17, 2014
7:30 pm

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The Center for Cartoon Studies
and Norwich Public Library present

The CONSCIENCE of
a CARTOONIST

JEFF DANZIGER
in Conversation
with TOM TOMORROW

Come celebrate the release of Danziger’s new book,
THE CONSCIENCE OF A CARTOONIST, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm

Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, Vermont

Free and open to the public.

penguin_tom_tomorrow

(more…)


Visiting Artist: Jimmy Gownley

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Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education.  He is known for his Amelia Rules book series, and his newest book The Dumbest Idea Ever!, was released this February by Scholastic.


CCS Will Eisner Spring Lecture: Alison Bechdel

April 10, 2014
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

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Alison Bechdel is the creator of the long-running self-syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For.  She came to critical success with her graphic memoirs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Bechdel edited Best American Comics 2011, and has drawn comics for SlateMcSweeney’sEntertainment WeeklyThe New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Thursday, April 10, 4:30pm

Location:
Dartmouth College
The Life Sciences Building
Room 100

Presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth College, and Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation.

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CCS_EISNER_LOGO


The Cartoonist Studio Prize Winners Announced

The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the winners of the second annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winners were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, the faculty and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and this year’s guest judge, Christopher Butcher of the Toronto comic book store The Beguiling and co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

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Best Graphic Novel prize: Taiyo Matsumoto for Sunny Vol. 1 and Sunny Vol. 2

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The winner of the Best Web Comic prize: Emily Carroll for Out of Skin

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