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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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Cornish CCS Residency Awarded to Nick Drnaso

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.

Take The Center for Cartoon Studies ONE-WEEK CARTOONING WORKOUT

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!


It is a great time to study comics!  All around the United States at colleges and universities, graphic novel reading courses have popped up in English departments and a few comics making classes are even being offered in some art departments. Student-run comics clubs abound! As part of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Academic […]

Alum Luke Healy’s How to Survive in the North Makes Publishers Weekly 5 Best Graphic Novels of 2016 List!

The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Luke Healy ‘s 14 HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NORTH makes Publishers Weekly  Best Graphic Novels 2016  top 5 list!  PW’s list includes CCS recent commencement speaker Nate Powell’s, March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate. Also on the list is The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye […]

Three The Center for Cartoon Studies alumni and past fellow have made the Best American Comics of 2016: Notable Comics list!

Best American Comics 2016 CCS Notables
TILLIE WALDEN ’16, The End of Summer 
MELISSA MENDES ’10, The Weight #1-3 
 DW ’12, Mountebank, Pages 1-26, Irene 5 
 BLAISE LARMEE, (CCS Fellow ’11-’12) 3 Books

Visiting Artist: Kerascoët

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 […]


Awarded to one fall 2017 female identified applicant! Scholarship will be selected in May 2017. Eligible for Master of Fine Arts, and Two-Year Certificate program! Click here to learn more about our MFA and Certificate program! Apply online!

Next Up Visiting Artist: Spike Trotman

Spike Trotman was born on November 18, 1978, which is, as she has pointed out before, the very same day cult leader Jim Jones poisoned 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana. She has been boldly challenging conventions since then and has gone from being a feisty Maryland Calvin and Hobbes enthusiast to one of the most […]

Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

[ November 12, 2016; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]

Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

Saturday, November 12

1pm – 4pm

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:

& LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

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Alum TILLIE WALDEN ’16 and past fellow CONNOR WILLUMSEN are special guests at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

[ October 14, 2016 to October 16, 2016. ]

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival runs from 14th – 16th October 2016. Taking over the town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, the Festival features international comic artists and creators, as well as live drawing, film, exhibitions, comic trails, workshops, performance, and independent publishers.




Visiting Artist: K. L. Ricks

K.L. Ricks is an artist born and raised in Massachusetts, whose jarring juxtapositions of natural and industrial landscapes inspired her future work. She has worked as an editorial illustrator for The New York Times, designed a variant cover for the Adventure Time comic book and contributed to the Ham4pamphlet project, a comics interpretation of the world famous […]

Alum Tillie Walden ’16 Sweeps The Ignatz Awards!!

Recent alum, Tillie Walden ’16, won two Ignatz Awards! Winning in both categories she was nominated for: Outstanding Artist & Promising New Talent! The Outstanding Artist category reflects, in the Jurors’ opinion, the best execution of graphic skill by an individual within the comic medium. The award ceremony is held annually at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda […]

Cartoonist Residency Now Accepting Applications

The Cornish CCS Residency is a month-long residency designed to create a focused and inspiring environment for a cartoonist in order to create exceptional work. Cornish (NH) is located 16 miles from The Center for Cartoon Studies (VT) in rural New Hampshire. Dates, deadlines, and application information can be found here.
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The Center for Cartoon Studies To Offer Workshop at Vermont Animation Festival

[ October 15, 2016; ]

The Vermont Animation Festival is set to take place October 13-15 in Caledonia County. Presented by Lyndon State College, Catamount Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studies, the event (formerly NEK Animation Festival) will feature works by New England filmmakers and Vermont students.
Saturday, October 15
The Center for Cartoon Studies Comic Workshop with alum Kane Lynch
10 am-1 pm
Catamount Arts […]

Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
ED KOREN is a Special guest at CARTOON CROSSROADS Festival

[ October 13, 2016 to October 16, 2016. ]

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