Tara McGowan has been fascinated by all forms of picture-storytelling, East and West, since childhood. As a visual artist, who has lived and studied in Japan for many years, she brings to her performances and residencies an intimate knowledge of the language and culture. Her programs bring Japan to life through story, song, and image, and the artwork and artifacts she creates help students visualize the objects and landscape of everyday life. Tara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Language and Literacy in Education division of the Graduate School of Education in 2012. She is revising her dissertation into a book that examines student performances of original kamishibai stories. Her earlier book on teaching kamishibai storytelling in the classroom, published by Teacher Ideas Press, an imprint of Libraries Unlimited, released in 2010.
Stories tagged Cartoon Studies
Next Up Visiting Artist: Tara McGowan
Alum Sophie Goldstein Wins Outstanding Mini-Comic Ignatz Award!
Outstanding Anthology or Collection: QU33R, edited by Robert Kirby also features several CCS folks!
Click here to see a complete list of 2014 Ignatz nominees and award winners.
Visiting Artist: John Porcellino
John Porcellino has been writing, drawing, and publishing comics and graphic novels for over thirty years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, first published in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. Porcellino’s work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, and Korean. His latest creation, The Hospital Suite, will be debuting at SPX this fall.
CCS Fall Visiting Artist Line Up
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Fall Visiting Artist lineup is here! Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Warren Bernard, Harry Bliss, Farel Dalrymple, Tom Gammill, Kevin Huizenga, Peter Kuper, Mell Lazarus, Tara McGowan, Ilan Manouach, John Porcellino, Karl Stevens, and Dana Walrath.
Kicking off the fall Visiting Artist session:
Farel Dalrymple is an American artist and alternative comics creator. He is best known for his award-winning comics series Pop Gun War. Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. He is currently working on a Pop Gun War follow up (Pop Gun War : Chain Letter), drawing his Eisner nominated web comic, It Will All Hurt for studygroupcomics, and illustrating The Earfarmer, a science fiction love story for Dark Horse Presents with writer Chris Stevens. Farel Dalrymple‘s brand new book is an original 304-page water-colored comic book/graphic novel, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books.
Tags: Bernard, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, CCS, Comics, Dana Walrath, Farel Dalrymple, Graphic Novel, Harry Bliss, Ilan Manouach, John Porcellino, Karl Stevens, Kevin Huizenga, Mell Lazarus, MFA, Peter Kuper, Tara McGowan, Tom Gammill, Vermont, Warren
Tags: Cartoon Studies
Cartoon Club Summer Session
|July 14, 2014||to||July 18, 2014|
|July 21, 2014||to||July 25, 2014|
Attention Upper Valley Parents!
Cartooning Club: Summer Edition
All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club. Sessions run from 9am-12noon.
Click here for more information and to register!
This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Kazu Kibuishi
The Center for Cartoon Studies is proud to name Kazu Kibuishi as the 2014 Commencement Speaker! Kibuishi is a graphic novelist best known being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and the ongoing bestselling Amulet series with Scholastic. He is also the illustrator of the Harry Potter book covers.
Click here to see photos from the Commencement Ceremony!
Recent CCS Fellow Julie Delporte Everywhere Antennas Book Releases
The latest from Julie Delporte (CCS Fellow 2011-12):
Everywhere Antennas is a poetic novel about self-doubt and technological fatigue, done in Delporte’s ethereal style that pairs a few spare words with flowing pencil crayon illustrations.