The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), located in the historic village of White River Junction, Vermont, is a dynamic cartooning school and studio that has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Farmer’s Almanac and on the front page of The Washington Post.
Acclaim for CCS graphic novels:
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Visually powerful . . . profound.”
–Booklist (starred review)
“A poetic alternation of words and silences.”
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Recent Studio Projects
Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by CCS alum Joe Lambert
“…presented in such a breathtaking, original, and empathetic fashion.” –Booklist [Starred Review!]
In Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen’s early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional, and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans. Buy a copy today!
Denys Wortman’s New York: Portrait of the City in the 30s and 40s by CCS’s James Sturm and Brandon Elston (CCS ‘09)
The Center for Cartoon Studies Denys Wortman’s New York is not only a tribute to Wortman, but it is a tribute to New York, the city that sparked Wortman’s voracious creative output. From coal cellars to roof tops, from opera houses to boarding houses, Wortman recorded the sailors, dish washers, con artists, entertainers, pushcart peddlers, construction workers, musicians, hobos, society matrons, young mothers, secretaries, and students who collectively make New York the city it is.
Denys Wortman (1887–1954) was born in Saugerties, New York. He studied at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, where his classmates included George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, and Edward Hopper. In 1924, he took over the comic feature Metropolitan Movies in the pages of the New York World and found his true passion as a cartoonist.
Denys Wortman’s New York is not only a tribute to Wortman; it is a tribute to New York, the city that sparked Wortman’s voracious creative output. From coal cellars to rooftops, from opera houses to boardinghouses, Wortman recorded the sailors, dishwashers, con artists, entertainers, pushcart peddlers, construction workers, musicians, hoboes, society matrons, young mothers, secretaries, and students who collectively made the city what it was and is today.
Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean by Sarah Stewart Taylor and Ben Towle
In Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, Taylor and Towle focus on Earhart’s triumphant crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, offering a glimpse at her relentless ambition and tireless will to promote women’s rights. But above all, author and illustrator leave us with a sense of her deep-rooted desire to touch the sky. Buy a copy today!
Educators, click here to download the Discussion Guide that includes Class Projects for Art, History, Math, and Science.
Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi
Graphic Biography Series by The Center for Cartoon Studies Cartoonists: Nick Bertozzi, James Sturm, Rich Tommaso, Jason Lutes, John Porcellino Hyperion Books for Children (HBFC), a division of Disney Publishing Worldwide, and The Center for Cartoon Studies team up to publish biographies in comic-book form for young readers. Order a copy of Houdini online now!
Thoreau at Walden by John Porcellino
The Center for Cartoon Studies continues its series of comic-book biographies with an adaptation of Henry David Thoreau’s classic naturalist memoir Walden. Order a copy today!
Click here to download the Discussion Guide which includes class project ideas for Language and Arts.
Satchel Paige Striking Out Jim Crow by James Sturm and Rich Tomasso
Told from the point of view of a fictional sharecropper, this compelling narrative follows Paige from his earliest days on the mound through the pinnacle of his career. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro Leagues’ hardest thrower, most entertaining storyteller and greatest gate attraction. Playing for dozens of teams, Paige vanquished thousands of batters; but his part in helping strike out Jim Crow may be his most lasting legacy. Buy a copy today!
Educators, click here to download the Discussion Guide
The Center for Cartoon Studies catalog by Kevin Huizenga
A brief how to draw comics and The Center for Cartoon Studies guide book. This stunningly designed catalog is sure to catch eyes! Download a digital copy!
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) inaugural brochure was phenomenally designed and illustrated by Seth.
Seth is the author of It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken, which has been translated into many languages and was selected one of the 100 best comics of the 20th century by the editors of The Comics Journal. He is also the designer of the best-selling Complete Peanuts by Charles Schulz. His work is regularly featured in the pages and cover of The New Yorker and has been profiled in the Magazine section of The New York Times Magazine. Download a copy of the inaugural brochure!
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