Ed Koren Appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont
The pen was passed and Vermont officially appointed the great Edward Koren as the state’s newest Cartoonist Laureate, taking over the reigns from Burlington’s James Kochalka.
Visit The Schulz Library blog to see photographs of the event, along with fellow New Yorker cartoonists recognition for Ed, including a special audio speech by Harry Bliss.
Tags: American Elf, Cartoon Studies, Cartoonist Laureate, Ed Koren, James Kochalka, New Yorker, Schulz Blog, Vermont
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 on teams. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Click here for more information and a position description.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Operations Manager, Vermont
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.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, Graphic Novel, Slate Book Review, studio prize, Web comics
Edward Koren to be Appointed Vermont’s Second Cartoonist Laureate
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 only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.
Edward Koren has long been associated with the The New Yorker magazine, where he has published over 1,000 cartoons, as well as numerous covers and illustrations. David Remnick, The New Yorker’s editor, has this to say about Koren’s work: “The great imaginative artists, comic or seriocomic (what other kinds are there?), are great at least in part because they create a world: Baldwin’s Harlem, Faulkner’s hamlet, Chekhov’s dachas. Ed Koren not only created a world—the Koren worlds are both urban and Vermontian, but all Koren—he also created creatures, part human, part fantastical, to represent and give voice to all of our anxieties, joys, and craziness. Long live Ed Koren, his world and his creatures!”
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Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, Cartoonist Laureate, Ed Koren, James Kochalka, New Yorker, Vermont, Vermont Arts Council
A Slate 12 Panel Pitch by CCS Alum Joe Lambert
An event for Prospective Students
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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!
The Center for Cartoon Studies
White River Junction, Vermont
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, Comic Art, Master of Fine Arts, MFA, Portfolio Day
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Tags: 501c3, Cartoon Studies, gift, nonprofit, Support CCS, tax deductible, White River Junction
12 Panel Pitch: Oh Brother, My Sister!
This week’s 12 Panel Pitch is the “all Josh” edition featuring documentary filmmaker Josh Melrod and Toronto cartoonist Josh Rosen and features one of the less celebrated Thanksgiving traditions: getting really drunk and fighting with your family.
Submit a Pitch!
Submit a Pitch! The final installment of 12 Panel Pitch will be a script written by a Slate reader. The great Jim Rugg will draw it. The submission deadline is Dec. 13. Details are here.
Tags: 12 panel pitch, Cartoon Studies, Jim Rugg, Josh Rosen, Slate