Stories tagged Alumni

A Slate 12 Panel Pitch by CCS Alum Joe Lambert


Read Endless Run: Romance in a hail of bullets on

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CCS Alum To Watch: Donna Almendrala

She doesn’t work for peanuts– oh wait, yes she does! Peanuts with a capital P, that is. Hearty congratulations to class of 2012 alumna Donna Almendrala for joining the staff at Schulz Studios in Santa Rosa, CA. As a production artist, Donna will take on various tasks at the studio, including design approval for licensees, coloring, digital production, graphic and web design. “The job will grow into where my interests and skills lie as time goes on,” says Almendrala, who began work this week. Best of luck with this amazing opportunity, Donna!

You can see more of Donna’s personal work and other comics projects at her website:

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Two Eisner Nominations for Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

The final book in CCS/Hyperion book series continues to excite readers and critics alike. Annie Sullivan has been nominated for Eisner Awards in the categories of Best Publication for Teens, and Best Reality-Based Work. Congratulations CCS alumni Joe Lambert!

See the full list of nominees here.


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Other Stories: Dakota McFadzean


Dakota McFadzean (CCS ’12) is known for his ability to combine classic comic conventions with the darkest modern humor, juxtapose the minutiae of the daily grind with the vastness of the universe, render the bleakest truths of human existence in the most charming, accessible style, and still get us to laugh day after day.  It’s very exciting to announce that his book Other Stories and the Horse You Rode In On, a collection of short works, will be available this fall from Conundrum Press. Bring on the lawn gnomes, the displaced faces, and the telekinetic pigeons! They’re all there, under a yawning Saskatchewan sky.


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CCS Alum Book is Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Book Prize

The 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Book Prizes ceremony honors the best books of 2011. This year, The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Joe Lambert’s I Will Bite You! is a Graphic Novel Finalist!  Buy a copy today!

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CCS Alum Beth Hetland Talks About Teaching Comics

Read the Schulz Blog interview with CCS ’11 alum Beth Hetland, comics professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Nursery Rhyme Comics features 5 CCS Alumni!

Edited by CCS thesis advisor Chris Duffy, this destined-to-be-a-classic collection of 50 nursery rhymes features the work of CCS alumni Andrew Arnold, J.P. Coovert, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Lucy Knisley, and Mo Oh. Buy a copy today!

Read the Schulz Blog story featuring alumni stories from the book!

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2011 Thesis Exhibition

May 17, 2011toJune 11, 2011

An exhibition featuring work by the graduating class of The Center for Cartoon Studies. Gallery hours, Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm. On exhibit until June 11.

Illustration above by
Lawrence Derks ’11

CCS Gallery
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont

Also, be sure to check out the Senior Showcase Blog featuring thesis artwork and links.

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Gay Genius Anthology Debuts

Gay Genius, a 144-page full color anthology celebrating the history and mystery of the queer experience, was just released from Sparkplug Comics.  This project  was spearheaded by editor and co-publisher Annie Murphy (CCS ’08).  Annie also contributed to the anthology, as  did fellow classmate Kubb E. Bear (CCS ’09).  Order your copy today!

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Cartoon Studies Alumni Make the Top Minis of 2010

Rob Clough recently listed his top 25 minicomics, and five interesting broadsheets, in his Comics Journal column “High-Low”.  Of the 25, eight entries were created by CCS alumni!  In addition, Caboose was listed among his broadsheet picks.  The alumni comics, and their ratings are:

6. Make: Comics About An Intimate Act edited by Robyn Chapman (CCS Fellow ’06)

13. Courtship of Miss Smith (image above) by Alexis Frederick-Frost (CCS ’07)

14. Nymphonomena edited by Betsey Swardlick, Pat Barrett, Josh Kramer, Ben Horak (all CCS ’11)

15. Annotated #5 by Aaron Cockle (CCS ’08)

16. L’Age Dur by Max De Radigues (CCS Fellow ’10)

19. Freddy: More Stories by Melissa Mendes (CCS ’10)

21. Everyday by Joseph Lambert (CCS ’08)

24. Dance After Dark by Laura Terry (CCS ’10)

Read the complete review on The Comics Journal.

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