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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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Next Up 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 […]


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!

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 […]

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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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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CCS Comic Workshop at Vermont Animation Festival October 13-15

[ October 13, 2016 to 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.

For details and schedule, visit:

The Center for Cartoon Studies Begins Its Second Decade with a Splash!!

The 2016-2017 CCS Fellow is Argentine cartoonist Liniers.
Ricardo Liniers Siri is best known as the creator of the popular Latin American comic strip Macanudo. American audiences have been introduced to Liniers through his New Yorker covers and children’s books that include The Big Wet Balloon and Written and Drawn by Henrietta. Liniers remarks, “It´s an […]

CCS at Small Press Expo!

[ September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016. ]

September 17 & 18
Bethesda, Maryland
Special Guest:

Table: H2B

September 18,
Comics Carousel
4 – 5pm

Sophie Goldstein is a 2013 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. She won two Ignatz Awards for her graphic novel, The Oven, in 2015 and one for her mini-comic, House of Women, Part I, in 2014.

Her first book Darwin Carmichael is Going to […]

The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth

Here’s a new comic about the journey of moving to Vermont to make and teach comics, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty and 2008-09 fellow Alec Longstreth. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION debuted at The Society of Illustrators Ten Years of Fellowship at The Center for Cartoon Studies exhibit opening and was a feature comic at MoCCA […]

Luke Healy ’14 Thesis Project Published with NOBROW!

“…an extremely accomplished debut graphic novel.” -QUIETUS
Here is a link to a great review by QUIETUS for How To Survive In The North!
Recent graduate Luke Healy’s ’14 How To Survive In The North started as a thesis project while he was attending The Center for Cartoon Studies. Based on two related Artic expeditions, both of which were well documented at […]


Download a digital copy of the When I Returned, a comic book featuring stories by local veterans drawn by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) students and alumni. Edited and designed by James Lunt ’16 and Kelly Swann ’16 with a cover by Noah Van Sciver (CCS Fellow, 2015-16 ).
When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project […]

Dakota McFadzean ’12 wins Doug Wright Award!

The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were recognized May 14 at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Dakota McFadzean for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, Patrick Kyle, and Michael Deforge.
Congratulations also to alum Rebecca Roher ’15 who was nominated for Mom Body!
The Doug Wright Awards is a feature event of […]

Rebecca Roher ’16 Nominated for Doug Wright Award!

Alum Rebecca Roher was nominated for the 2016 Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. “The Nipper”) for Mom Body (The Nib). She debuted her first graphic novel Bird in a Cage with Conundrum Press, which is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year! You can check out more of Rebecca’s work at

MFA International Students

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, […]

Summer 2016! Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik

[ August 1, 2016 to August 5, 2016. August 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016. ]

“Paul Karasik has a kind of intelligence combined with earnestness that comes from someplace deep not a recipe book. He is very, very, very intelligent.”
– Art Spiegelman
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, “MAUS: A Survivor’s Tale”
Graphic Novel Workshop:
Session I: August 1-5
Session II: August 8-12
Optional online extension available!

Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need […]

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