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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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CCS Fellow 2014-15: Sophie Yanow

Sophie Yanow was born north of San Francisco. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with Colosse collective published In Situ, her acclaimed autobiographical comics series. She was an invited artist-researcher for the Canadian Center for Architecture’s “C for Condo” workshop, and participated in projects such as the the 48 Heures de la Bande Dessinée, the strike related online Manif [...]

The Conscience of a Cartoonist: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

White River Junction, Vermont — The Center for Cartoon Studies and Norwich Public Library present Passion, Politics and Panels!: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow. This lively discussion of cartooning and politics is in conjunction with the release of Danziger’s new book from Fantagraphics Books, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, a searing account of [...]

The Center for Cartoon Studies Introduces New Master of Fine Arts Track

White River Junction, Vermont — Since opening its doors in 2005, the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has been committed to exploring the artistic and literary potential of cartooning. Beginning in Fall 2014, CCS will offer a new MFA track in “Applied Cartooning,” exploring how comics can impact such diverse fields as health, business, public policy, and [...]

CCS Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event that introduces CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics.  Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros. This year’s line up includes: Andrew Arnold is a book designer for the children’s book company Roaring Brook Press. Holly Bemiss is an agent at the [...]

Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

[ April 17, 2014; 7:30 pm; ]
The Center for Cartoon Studies
and Norwich Public Library present
The CONSCIENCE of
a CARTOONIST
JEFF DANZIGER
in Conversation
with TOM TOMORROW
Come celebrate the release of Danziger’s new book,
THE CONSCIENCE OF A CARTOONIST, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.
Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm
Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, Vermont
Free and open to the public.

JEFF DANZIGER is a political cartoonist [...]

Visiting Artist: Jimmy Gownley

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education.  He is known for his Amelia Rules book series, and his newest [...]

CCS Will Eisner Spring Lecture: Alison Bechdel

[ April 10, 2014; 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ]

Alison Bechdel is the creator of the long-running self-syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For.  She came to critical success with her graphic memoirs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Bechdel edited Best American Comics 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is also a recipient of [...]

Employment Opportunity at CCS!

The Center for Cartoon Studies, a small MFA degree-granting college in White River Junction, VT, is seeking an operations manager to oversee administrative tasks and day-to-day operations. Duties will include bookkeeping and accounting, human resources, facilities, board relations, development, marketing and communications, and more. The ideal candidate will have prior administrative and bookkeeping experience and works independently and [...]

Create Comics Workshop, July 7-11

[ July 7, 2014 to July 11, 2014. ]

Create Comics is fantastic! I highly recommend it for anyone aspiring to become a cartoonist. -Michael, age 16, Burlington, Vermont

July 7-11, 2014

Create Comics Summer Workshop is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. For ages 16+

Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, [...]

Next Up Visiting Artist: Josh Neufeld

Josh Neufeld is a cartoonist who works primarily in the field of nonfiction comics, specifically as a comics journalist. Josh is the writer/artist of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, and the Xeric Award-winning graphic travelogue A Few Perfect Hours (and Other Stories from Southeast Asia & Central Europe). He [...]

The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlist

The 10 graphic novels and 10 Web comics up for Slate’s second annual comics prize.  Click here to see the nominees for best graphic novel and web comic of the year! The list includes ambitious work by lifetime masters of the medium and first comics by talented young artists.

Edward Koren to be Appointed Vermont’s Second Cartoonist Laureate

[ February 27, 2014; ]
Thursday, February 27
3pm Public Lecture
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

46 South Main Street
in the Post Office building
White River Junction
The event is free
and open to the public.
Montpelier, Vermont—Brookfield, Vermont resident Edward Koren will become Vermont’s second cartoonist laureate on Thursday, February 27, 2014, when he will be recognized on the State House floor. Vermont is the [...]

A Slate 12 Panel Pitch by CCS Alum Joe Lambert

Read Endless Run: Romance in a hail of bullets on Slate.com
Click here to see all 12 Panel Pitch stories published.

Portfolio Day

[ March 15, 2014; ]
An event for Prospective Students

Saturday, March 15, 2014
10am-1pm
Bring your sketchbook!
Admissions Portfolio Reviews
Learn more about the program
Meet faculty and students
Tour the campus

Who should attend?
Prospective students, applicants, college students, high school seniors and graduates

Space is limited!
Click here to register online now!

Location:
The Center for Cartoon Studies
White River Junction, Vermont

Questions?
(802) 295-3319
admissions@cartoonstudies.org

Alum Charles Forsman’s TEOTFW Featured on Wired’s Best Comics of 2013

Wired’s best comics of 2013 covers the span of superhero stories to intensely personal autobiography, including work by Dean Trippe (Something Terrible), Michael DeForge (Ant Comic), Gene Luen Yang (Boxers and Saints), and Simon Hanselmann (Life Zone/Girl Mountain) to name a few.  Click here to see the complete list!
Click here to buy a copy of TEOTFW today!
Forman’s TEOTFW by publisher [...]

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