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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

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CCS Spring Eisner Lecture: Ellen Forney

April 9, 2015
4:30 pmto6:30 pm

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Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle’s The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002.

Click here for a link to a recent NPR interview with Forney.

Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm

Location:
Dartmouth College
Haldeman
Room 41

Free and open to the public.

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

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The Cartoonist Veteran Project

April 1, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

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Master artist and cartoonist George Pratt will be on hand at the White River Junction VA Medical Center to lead a team of cartoonists to do live portrait drawing. George Pratt will be joined by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty member Steve Bissette who is a fellow contributor to the new book,  Above the Dreamless Dead, World War I in Poetry and Comics. The first 20 veterans in attendance will receive a free signed copy.

Wednesday, April 1
6-8pm
White River Junction VA Medical Center
Room 103, Building 44

The Cartoonist Veteran Project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.


Next Up Visiting Artist: Jen Sorensen

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Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. In 2000 she won a Xeric grant to publish her first collection of strips. She was the recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Jen was once clue “12 down” in the Time Out New York crossword puzzle and her work made cameos on the “Queer as Folk” television series. Sorensen is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and National Cartoonists Society. For more information and links to Jen Sorensen’s work, visit:  jensorensen.com


The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlists

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The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the print and web nominees for the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize! Click here to see the complete list.

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MFA International Students

Study Comics in Vermont

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is approved by U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program to enroll international students in our Master of Fine Arts program. CCS has conducted workshops and participated in events around the globe, including Portugal, Italy, Canada, and Bahrain to name a few, and has hosted cartoonists-in-training from Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, and Indonesia. This year students are attending CCS from Columbia, Malaysia, India, Canada!

To learn more about the MFA program and to apply to CCS, click here.

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Visiting Artist: CCS Alum Dan Archer

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Dan Archer creates non-fictional, journalistic comics to offer a new perspective on US foreign and domestic policy and give voice to stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard. His journalistic pieces have been published by the Huffington Post, Alternet, The Guardian UK, Presente, Operamundi (Brazil), Expressbuzz (India) and Independent World Report. He was recently awarded the John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University and received his MFA in cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and co-teaches the Stanford Graphic Novel Project through the Creative Writing Program.


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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…)


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.


octie_CCS_by_VaronDrawing by Sara Varon.


MFA International Students

Study Comics in Vermont

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is approved by U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program to enroll international students in our Master of Fine Arts program. CCS has conducted workshops and participated in events around the globe, including Portugal, Italy, Canada, and Bahrain to name a few, and has hosted cartoonists-in-training from Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, and Indonesia. This year students are attending CCS from Columbia, Malaysia, India, Canada!

To learn more about the MFA program and to apply to CCS, click here.

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Visiting Artist: CCS Alum Dan Archer

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Dan Archer creates non-fictional, journalistic comics to offer a new perspective on US foreign and domestic policy and give voice to stories that wouldn’t otherwise be heard. His journalistic pieces have been published by the Huffington Post, Alternet, The Guardian UK, Presente, Operamundi (Brazil), Expressbuzz (India) and Independent World Report. He was recently awarded the John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University and received his MFA in cartooning from The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont and co-teaches the Stanford Graphic Novel Project through the Creative Writing Program.


howtodraw_paulkarasik

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…)


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.


octie_CCS_by_VaronDrawing by Sara Varon.


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…)


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

InProgress_howe_flyerWeb

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

war_streets_houses_cover_temp

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…)


Portfolio Day at CCS

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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

For more information and to register, 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


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…)


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