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This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Nate Powell

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT: On Friday, May 6, The Center for Cartoon Studies will hold its 10th commencement ceremony. This year’s speaker is New York Times best-selling cartoonist Nate Powell, whose work includes March, a graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; a graphic adaptation of Rick Riordan’s novel The Lost Hero; and graphic novels You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, and The Year of the Beasts.

Powell’s work has received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selections, a Best American Comics selection, and has been nominated for a total of eight Eisner Awards and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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CCS Industry Day

AD.THEOVEN.CVR.72The Oven by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein published by AdHouse Books.

Industry Day gives both the students a chance to have their portfolios looked at by the best in the business (maybe arrange an internship) while the publishers get a chance to see the future of the comics industry and know what talent to look out for. This year guests include CCS alum Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics, ComicsCurator), Allison Baker (Monkey Brain Comics), Tom Kaczynksi (Uncivilized books), Chris Pitzer (AdHouse), Bill Kartalopoulos (Best American Comics).

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Visiting Artist: Jo Dery

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Jo Dery is an artist who experiments with visual storytelling. She makes short films, little books, prints, and installation Her short comic “Metal Travels” is a notable comic in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2014.

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Visiting Artist: Sam Alden and Sophie Yanow

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Sophie Yanow is The Center for Cartoon Studies 2014-15 Fellow. She 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 de Bonhommes, and La Hausse en Question strike zine. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and Canada.  sophieyanow.com

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Visiting Artist: T. Edward Bak

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T. Edward Bak was born in Denver, Colorado in 1970.  He wrote and drew the comic strip Service Industry for three years in the Athens newspaper Flagpole. Bak’s comics have been published by Bodega Distribution and Sparkplug Comic Books, and he has contributed to anthologies such as Project: Romantic (AdHouse Books), Studygroup 12, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase and Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2008.  His newest book, Island of Memory, was released by Floating World Comics.  Bak was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008-09.

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CCS Alum Featured In The Best American Comics

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Alum Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein make the Best American Comics 2013 book!

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. The 2013 Editor is Jeff Smith—CCS commencement speaker, creator of the comic Bone. Cover drawing by Kate Beaton.

Notable Comics from CCS also listed in the book:
Jon Chad, Bikeman
Charles Forsman, TEOTFW, Parts 1-7
Luke Howard, All Coons Look Alike to Me: The Life of Ernest Hogan, Father of Ragtime
Jason Lutes, Berlin No. 18
Dakota McFadzean, Unkindness
Gabby Schulz, Sick, Gabby’s Playhouse
Laura Terry, Overboard
Andy Warner, The Man Who Build Beirut
The Cartoon Crier, a collaborative project between The Center for Cartoon Studies and National Cartoonist Society

The Best American Comics 2013 releases October 8th.

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Two Cartoon Studies Alum Make The Best American Comics 2013

October 8, 2013

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Alum Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein make the Best American Comics 2013 book!

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. The 2013 Editor is Jeff Smith—CCS commencement speaker, creator of the comic Bone. Cover drawing by Kate Beaton.

The Best American Comics 2013 releases October 8th.

Click here to pre-order a copy!

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Two Cartoon Studies Alum Make The Best American Comics 2013!

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Alum Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein make the Best American Comics 2013 book!

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. The 2013 Editor is Jeff Smith—CCS commencement speaker, creator of the comic Bone. Cover drawing by Kate Beaton.

The Best American Comics 2013 releases in October.

Click here to pre-order a copy!

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Center for Cartoon Studies Alum in Best American Comics 2012

CCS ’12 Alum Dakota McFadzean in Best American Comics of 2012 edited by Françoise Mouly and out in September of this year.

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