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“Best of the New: Idea” The Boston Globe
CCS Graphic Novel Series make Booklist Top 10!
“Creative Economy exemplified” – The Rutland Herald
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Graphic Medicine Conference 2017

[ June 15, 2017 to June 17, 2017. ]

Coming up in June, Graphic Medicine is hosting the 2017 Comics and Medicine Conference: Access Points. From June 15-17, cartoonists will be swarming the Seattle Public Library Central Branch.

This years theme, Access Points, focuses on the importance of accessibility  in linking comics and health. Comics, because they include both image and text in possibly vast […]

Congratulations The Center for Cartoon Studies Eisner Nominees!

Congratulations to all the Eisner Award Nominees, including The Center for Cartoon Studies Daryl Seitchik ’18, Tillie Walden ’16, and co-founder James Sturm:

Best Graphic Album—New
by Daryl Seitchik ’18 (Koyama Press)

Best Digital Comic
On a Sunbeam
by Tillie Walden ’16

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8), Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World
by James Sturm […]

Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference in White River Junction

[ June 8, 2017; ]

The State of Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The conference will highlight White River Junction’s revitalization. The conference will include panels on zoning, new construction, housing, arts and culture, and preservation. For more […]

NEWS! Kevin Czap is The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017-18 Fellow

Kevin Czap (pronounced “chap”) lives and works in Providence, RI. They run the micro-press Czap Books, publishing comics celebrating the poetic, personal, and weird. Endearingly referred to as “Comics Mom,” Czap received the CXC Emerging Talent Award in 2016 for their work and involvement in the comics community. Recent comics include Fütchi Perf and “The […]


[ June 30, 2017 to July 1, 2017. ] A Workshop for Educators

June 30-July 1

Join cartoonists and educators from The Center for Cartoon Studies and Toon Books for an in-depth look at how comics are shaping literacy and visual literacy in the classroom and beyond.

Calling all educators! Join world renowned cartoonists and educators Harry Bliss, Liniers, Françoise Mouly, and James Sturm on a two-day educator’s […]

11th Commencement Ceremony with Speaker Paul Karasik

[ May 13, 2017; ]
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT: This year’s Center for Cartoon Studies Commencement speaker is the critically acclaimed cartoonist and educator Paul Karasik. In addition to being a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Karasik is the co-creator of the graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass (with David Mazzucchelli), named by The Comics Journal […]

Hopkins Center for the Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studies Present A Screening of Cartoonist Dash Shaw’s My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

[ April 27, 2017; 7:30 pm; ]
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Loew Auditorium
April 27, 7:30pm
A visually unique animated comedy of teens trying to survive a “Poseidon Adventure”-style catastrophe. Discussion follows with director cartoonist Dash Shaw.
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Presented in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies

Announcing the Winners of the Fifth Cartoonist Studio Prize

Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) are proud to announce the winners of the fifth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize!
The winner for Best Print Comic is Eleanor Davis for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics)
The winner for Best Web Comic is Christina Tran for “On Beauty,” a story about medical tourism […]

Next Up: Paige Braddock

Paige Braddock’s long-running comic strip, Jane’s World, was the first gay-themed work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate in the U.S. Braddock is also the creative director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. She has illustrated several Peanuts children’s books and the Snoopy U.S. postage stamp, issued in April 2001, was designed […]


[ April 6, 2017; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Thursday, April 6
Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
With the reading of a resolution on the Vermont State House floor, Alison Bechdel will be appointed Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Assembly convenes at 1pm
Presentation of Laurels
with Cartoonist Laureate Alison Bechdel
Thursday, April 6, 4pm, at The Center for Cartoon Studies. 
Montpelier, Vermont-Bolton, Vermont resident Alison Bechdel will become Vermont’s third cartoonist laureate […]

Visiting Aritst: Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was subsequently adapted as a musical which won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. She has also edited […]

Next Up: Industry Day

In addition to our weekly Visiting Artist Seminar, a special Industry Day event is scheduled every spring. Professionals from the comics industry descend on White River Junction and The Center for Cartoon Studies. The entire day is set aside for the event with guests take part in a panel where the state of the comics […]

Alum Spotlight: Lucy Knisley

Lucy Knisley graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009. Since then she has created multiple graphic novels, with more already on the way. She gave me (Angela Boyle ’15) a brief interview.
Who was your advisor and why did you choose them?
Lynda Barry! I love her. I chose her for a number of reasons: First […]

2017 is The Will Eisner Centennial Year!

[ March 1, 2017 to March 7, 2017. ]

Help us celebrate Will Eisner Week, March 1-7! Read a comic or graphic novel! Pick one up your local library, bookstore, comic shop! To learn about Will Eisner, a champion o the graphic novel, visit:

Milwaukee Portfolio Day

[ March 12, 2017; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Sunday, March 12th, 6-8pm

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!!

Roast Coffee Company
2132 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI

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

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