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Visiting Artist: Nick Drnaso

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Nick Drnaso works as a cartoonist and illustrator in Chicago. His debut graphic novel, Beverly (Drawn and Quarterly), is about repressed modern anxieties and social insecurities. It was nominated for a 2016 Ignazt, Best Comic Collection/Anthology. In 2014, his comic “The Grassy Knoll” was nominated for the Outstanding Story and Outstanding MiniComic Ignatz awards. He also coedited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology.

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Ken Fisher

Ruben Bolling is a pseudonym for Ken Fisher, the author of Tom the Dancing Bug. His pieces demonstrate concern about the power of large corporations and satires about the way government has been corrupted by money, and, particularly since 9/11, Bolling’s concerns of war.


Next Up Visiting Artist: Rebecca Mock

Rebecca Mock is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist and animator. Her past clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, BBC Radio, Nautilus, Medium, Reader’s Digest, Fullbright, HBO, and Jet Blue. Mock illustrated her first graphic novel, Compass South, written by Hope Larson, was published through FSG in 2016. Mock specializes in atmospheric, cinematic .gif illustration, as well as environmental concept art, background painting, and classic painterly illustration. In her downtime she enjoys being a huge comics, scifi, and anime nerd, as well as an art history know-it-all.


Lively Lettering! A calligraphy and lettering workshop.

March 4, 2017
10:00 amto2:00 pm

Lively Lettering!
By Laura Di Piazza

Saturday, March 4
10am-2pm
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

In this one-day energetic and fun-filled calligraphy and lettering workshop we will explore contemporary letterforms with ruling pens, broad-edge and pointed pen nibs. During the first portion of the workshop, we’ll focus on creating irregular, raw and splatter-filled letters (more…)


“Story Lines” Cartoon Exhibit At The Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery

February 11, 2017
11:00 am

Central Vermont has been home to a vibrant cartoon culture that will be the focus of “Story Lines” an exhibit through March 11, 2017. The exhibit will focus on works from the extensive archives of The Center for Cartoon Studies that just marked its 10th anniversary. There will also be additional work exhibited by Ed Koren of Brookfield and Phil Godenschwager of Randolph. New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren is the Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Phil Godenschwager has been creating political cartoons and stained glass in our area for 30 years.

Saturday, February 11, 11am
Opening & Cartooning Workshop for all ages!

A Conversation with New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder Michelle Ollie. Immediately following is a special hands on cartooning workshop by The Center for Cartoon Studies alumni Kane Lynch ’16.

Location:
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Randolph, Vermont

 


Open House & Portfolio Day

March 4, 2017
1:00 pm

Saturday, March 4, 1pm

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
with a LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

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


Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Q & A by Tillie Walden ’16, a comic about coming out as a cartoonist.


CARTOONING: SENSE, NONSENSE, APPLICATIONS Exhibit at Clark University

February 8, 2017 11:00 amtoMay 22, 2017 11:00 am

On display through May 22
Clark University at the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) cofounder James Sturm has curated an exhibit for Clark Universities Higgins School for Humanities as part of their “What’s so funny?” series of public lectures, community conversation and exhibits on humor. Featuring comics by Scott Bateman, Cara Bean, Marek Bennett, Liza Donnelly, Eroyn Franklin, Luke Howard ’13, Kazimir Lee Iskander ’16, Liniers (CCS Fellow), J.D. Lunt ’16, Josh Neufeld, Rebecca Roher ’15, Jess Ruliffson, Anna Sellheim ’16, Kelly L. Swann ’16, Whit Taylor, Tillie Walden ’16, Maris Wicks, and CCS instructor Sophie Yanow.

Comics have the unique ability to convey complex information quickly and effectively while engaging people of all ages, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Comics are an intimate medium allowing a single creator to inform, advocate, and document. As our modes of communication became increasingly visual, I’m interested in the growing number of ways that cartoonists are engaging with the world outside of traditional publishing venues. The work gathered here suggests many of the paths that cartoonists will travel.

The exhibition will be on display through May 22 at the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons. For more information, visit: clarku.edu


Next Up Visiting Artist: Nick Drnaso

Nick Drnaso has contributed to several comics anthologies, self-published a handful of comics, been nominated for three Ignatz Awards, and coedited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology. His debut graphic novel, Beverly is a darkly funny portrait of suburban middle America centering on a group of gossipy teens. Previously, The Grassy Knoll, one of the chapters of Beverly, received two Ignatz Award nominations in 2014 and was mentioned as a “notable comic” in the Best American Comics 2014. Nick Drnaso is also the winner of the Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship for 2017.


Next Up Visiting Artist: Dana Walrath

A writer, artist and anthropologist, Dana Walrath, likes to cross borders and disciplines with her work. After years of using stories to teach medical students at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, she turned to writing her own. Her award winning verse novel, Like Water on Stone, was completed during the year she spent as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia. Her graphic memoir series, Aliceheimer’s has brought her throughout North America and Eurasia to speak about the role of comics in healing including talks at TEDx Battenkill and TEDx Yerevan. Her recent essays have appeared in Slate and Foreign Policy.


Open House & Portfolio Day

March 4, 2017
1:00 pm

Saturday, March 4, 1pm

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
with a LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

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


Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Q & A by Tillie Walden ’16, a comic about coming out as a cartoonist.


CARTOONING: SENSE, NONSENSE, APPLICATIONS Exhibit at Clark University

February 8, 2017 11:00 amtoMay 22, 2017 11:00 am

On display through May 22
Clark University at the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) cofounder James Sturm has curated an exhibit for Clark Universities Higgins School for Humanities as part of their “What’s so funny?” series of public lectures, community conversation and exhibits on humor. Featuring comics by Scott Bateman, Cara Bean, Marek Bennett, Liza Donnelly, Eroyn Franklin, Luke Howard ’13, Kazimir Lee Iskander ’16, Liniers (CCS Fellow), J.D. Lunt ’16, Josh Neufeld, Rebecca Roher ’15, Jess Ruliffson, Anna Sellheim ’16, Kelly L. Swann ’16, Whit Taylor, Tillie Walden ’16, Maris Wicks, and CCS instructor Sophie Yanow.

Comics have the unique ability to convey complex information quickly and effectively while engaging people of all ages, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds. Comics are an intimate medium allowing a single creator to inform, advocate, and document. As our modes of communication became increasingly visual, I’m interested in the growing number of ways that cartoonists are engaging with the world outside of traditional publishing venues. The work gathered here suggests many of the paths that cartoonists will travel.

The exhibition will be on display through May 22 at the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons. For more information, visit: clarku.edu


Next Up Visiting Artist: Nick Drnaso

Nick Drnaso has contributed to several comics anthologies, self-published a handful of comics, been nominated for three Ignatz Awards, and coedited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology. His debut graphic novel, Beverly is a darkly funny portrait of suburban middle America centering on a group of gossipy teens. Previously, The Grassy Knoll, one of the chapters of Beverly, received two Ignatz Award nominations in 2014 and was mentioned as a “notable comic” in the Best American Comics 2014. Nick Drnaso is also the winner of the Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship for 2017.


Next Up Visiting Artist: Dana Walrath

A writer, artist and anthropologist, Dana Walrath, likes to cross borders and disciplines with her work. After years of using stories to teach medical students at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, she turned to writing her own. Her award winning verse novel, Like Water on Stone, was completed during the year she spent as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia. Her graphic memoir series, Aliceheimer’s has brought her throughout North America and Eurasia to speak about the role of comics in healing including talks at TEDx Battenkill and TEDx Yerevan. Her recent essays have appeared in Slate and Foreign Policy.


Milwaukee Portfolio Day

March 12, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Sunday, March 12th6-8pm

  • Attend a talk by Cartoonist Alec Longstreth on his self-published long running PHASE 7 comic
  • Learn about The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA, Certificates, and Workshops.
  • Bring your sketchbook! Portfolio Reviews!
  • Enjoy Roast Coffee Company Coffee is on us!!

Location:
Roast Coffee Company
2132 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI

Click here to R.S.V.P. here. Space is limited.


Next Up Visiting Artist: Summer Pierre

Summer Pierre is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and teacher living in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is the author of the autobiographical comic series, Paper Pencil Life, as well as the books The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week and Great Gals: Inspired Ideas for Living a Kick-Ass Life. Her writing and art have appeared in Pen America, The Rumpus, Hobart, and The Nashville Review among other places.


Visiting Artist:
Jeremy Sorese

Jeremy Sorese is a cartoonist currently based out of Brooklyn, NYC. He was accepted to the La Maison des Auteurs, a comics specific residency program in Angoulême, France, where he lived and worked from 2012-2013. His first book, Curveball, published with Nobrow, came out in 2015 and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award!


Saturday Cartoon Club at CCS!

February 4, 2017
10:00 amto11:30 am
March 4, 2017
10:00 am
April 1, 2017
10:00 am

Register online now for the entire winter session for $100!


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


Milwaukee Portfolio Day

March 12, 2017
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Sunday, March 12th6-8pm

  • Attend a talk by Cartoonist Alec Longstreth on his self-published long running PHASE 7 comic
  • Learn about The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA, Certificates, and Workshops.
  • Bring your sketchbook! Portfolio Reviews!
  • Enjoy Roast Coffee Company Coffee is on us!!

Location:
Roast Coffee Company
2132 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI

Click here to R.S.V.P. here. Space is limited.


Next Up Visiting Artist: Summer Pierre

Summer Pierre is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and teacher living in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is the author of the autobiographical comic series, Paper Pencil Life, as well as the books The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week and Great Gals: Inspired Ideas for Living a Kick-Ass Life. Her writing and art have appeared in Pen America, The Rumpus, Hobart, and The Nashville Review among other places.


Visiting Artist:
Jeremy Sorese

Jeremy Sorese is a cartoonist currently based out of Brooklyn, NYC. He was accepted to the La Maison des Auteurs, a comics specific residency program in Angoulême, France, where he lived and worked from 2012-2013. His first book, Curveball, published with Nobrow, came out in 2015 and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award!


Saturday Cartoon Club at CCS!

February 4, 2017
10:00 amto11:30 am
March 4, 2017
10:00 am
April 1, 2017
10:00 am

Register online now for the entire winter session for $100!


Announcing the 2017 Summer Workshop Line Up!

summer_workshops_at_cartoon_studies-735x1024

  • 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


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.


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.


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