CREATE COMICS Summer Workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics
|June 20, 2016||to||June 24, 2016|
|July 11, 2016||to||July 15, 2016|
Session I: June 20-24
Session II: July 11-15
A 5-day workshop that packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production and collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comic Workshop, create comics, Make Comics, Self-publishing, Summer Camp, Vermont
Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall
The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)
Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.
- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
w/low Residency Option
- Two-Year and One-Year
- Summer Workshops
Click here learn more about our programs.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, MFA, Sequential Art, Study Comics, Vermont, White River Junction
How To Survive in the North Thesis Project by Luke Healy to release in May with Nobrow!
Congratulations to recent The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Luke Healy for How to Survive in the North, his thesis project while attending CCS, will be published with Nobrow! His graphic novel weaves together the true life historical expeditions of Ada Blackjack and Robert Bartlett with a contemporary fictional story in a unique and visual narrative journey that shows the strength it takes to survive in even the harshest conditions – whether that be struggling for survival in the Arctic in the 1900s or surviving a mid-life crisis in the present day. Pre-order your copy today: nobrow.net
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS Alumni, Graphic Novel, Luke Healey, Nobrow
CARTOONIST VETERAN PROJECT: RELEASE OF WHEN I RETURNED
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 made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.
The Cartoonist Veteran Project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.
You can download When I Returned here.
Vermont weekly Seven Days article about the book release here
A New Hampshire Public Radio piece about the project can be heard here.
Tags: Applied Cartooning, Cartoon Studies, Cartoonist Veteran Project, James Lunt, Kelly Swan, Noah Van Sciver
Summer Workshop Registration is Open!
- Session I: June 20-24
- Session II: July 11-15
GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
- Session I: August 1-5
- Session II: August 8-12
- Optional Online Extension:
August 15 – October 7
Space is limited.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartoon Studio, Comic Camp, create comics, drawing, Graphic Novel Workshop, Graphic Novelist, Illustration, Narrative Storytelling, Sequential Art, Summer Workshops
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 Fest 2016. Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION comic online, here!
Tags: Alec Longstreth, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Fellowship, Location, MoCCA, Self-publishing, Society of Illustrators, Vermont
New Hampshire Public Radio on NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project
CCS student Kelly Swann’s
field sketch of Kevin Willey
NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project: A Powerful Account of a Veteran
Listen to New Hampshire Public Radio on The Center for Cartoon Studies collaboration with the VA Medical Center. This past year students and faculty from The Center for Cartooning Studies (CCS) invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics.
The cartoonist veteran project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.
Tags: Applied Cartooning, Cartoon Studies, Cartoonist Veteran Project, NAEA, New Hampshire Public Radio, NHPR, PTSD, VA Medical Center, White River Junction
Visiting Artist: John Martz
John Martz is an Ignatz winning illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. Martz also illustrated Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013).
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, CCS Visiting Artist, Comics, Graphic Novel, Ignatz, John Martz, Koyama Press, Nobrow, Tim and Other Stories, Vermont
Vermont Teens: Win A Scholarship Create Comics Workshop!
For the eighth year in a row, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has donated a full scholarship to the Vermont Department of Libraries so a Vermont teen can attend the Create Comics summer workshop camp.
Create Comics is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, drawing, environmental drawing, and production. Students collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over.
Any Vermont student age 16 or older is eligible. This year the workshop will take place in White River Junction, Vermont, June 20-24 or July 11-15, 2016.
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Tags: ALA, American Library Association, Camps, Cartoon Studies, create comics, Kid comics, Vermont, Vermont Libraries
Will Eisner Week: March 1-7, 2016
|March 2, 2016|
|7:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm
Comics and Graphic Novel reading and talk by James Sturm, cartoonist and co-founder, The Center for Cartoon Studies, student Tillie Walden (I Love This Part), and James Lawson (Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous).
Location: Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton MA
Free and open to the public.
Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”
Tags: Applied Cartooning, Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Forbes Library, Graphic Novel, James Lawson, James Sturm, Study Comics, Tillie Walden, Will Eisner