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Summer Workshops Registration Now Open!

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Graphic Novel Workshop with Paul Karasik

August 4, 2014toAugust 8, 2014
August 11, 2014toAugust 15, 2014

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Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?

Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week in White River Junction, Vermont. Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New YorkerCity of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized PlanetsHow To Read Nancy), and a renown teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

Summer 2014
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:

Session I: August 4-8
Session II: August 11-15

Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10

Click here for more information and to register!

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CCS Donates Scholarship to Vermont Department of Libraries

May 2, 2014

For the sixth 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. 

Applications due May 2.

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, July 7-11, 2014. This full scholarship, includes the workshop, supplies, light breakfast, full lunch and evening student activities. Vermonters interested in the scholarship should apply through the local school or public library.

For more information, visit: libraries.vermont.gov

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Next Up: George O’Connor

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George O’Connor is the author of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Kapow!, Kersplash, and Sally and the Some-thing. His debut graphic novel, Journey into Mohawk Country, was published by First Second, as was Adam Rapp’s Ball Peen Hammer, which O’Connor illustrated. Aphrodite is his most recent installment in his New York Times Best-Selling series, The Olympians.

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Cartoon Club at CCS

May 3, 2014
10:00 amto11:30 am

Kids + Comics = YOWZA!

Are you at least 9 years old? Do you like to draw comics? Have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join the Saturday Morning Cartooning Club!

Next session:  May 3

10-11:30am at The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office building. Stick around after the session to visit The Schulz Library Reading Room.

Click here for more information and to register!

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REGISTER FOR SUMMER CARTOON CLUB!

Session I: July 14-18, 9AM-Noon
Session II: July 21-25, 9AM-Noon

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This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Kazu Kibuishi

May 17, 2014

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The Center for Cartoon Studies is proud to name Kazu Kibuishi as our 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 for Scholastic. He is also the illustrator of the Harry Potter book covers.

Commencement Ceremony:
May 17th, 11am

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HOW TO GUIDEBOOK by The Center for Cartoon Studies

Click here to read or download How To Draw Comics, A Guidebook to The Center for Cartoon Studies.

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The Conscience of a Cartoonist: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

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White River Junction, Vermont — The Center for Cartoon Studies and Norwich Public Library present Passion, Politics and Panels!: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow. This lively discussion of cartooning and politics is in conjunction with the release of Danziger’s new book from Fantagraphics Books, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

The event takes place on Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm, at the Norwich Congregational Church, 15 Church Street, Norwich, Vermont, and is free and open to the public.

Danziger is a political cartoonist syndicated by The New York Times worldwide. He was finalist for 1993 The Pulitzer Prize, awarded the 2006 Herblock Prize, the 2008 Thomas Nast Prize, and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has produced ten books of cartoons, a children’s book, The Champlain Monster, and a novel about the Vietnam war. Danziger was born in New York City.  His 40-year cartooning career has included working with the New York Daily News, The Rutland Herald, and Christian Science Monitor.

Tom Tomorrow (a.k.a. Dan Perkins) is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S., and on websites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. He received the first place Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998 and in 2003.

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Visiting Artist: Marion Fayolle

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Graduating from the Strasbourg School of Decorative Arts, Marion Fayolle co-founded the narrative image magazine Nyctalope. She is the author of the books Man Pieces, published by Michel Lagarde, Table published in June 2012 by Julien Magnani, Tablecloth as Snow, a primer published by Notari, and In Pieces, published in September by Nobrow.  She has also done work for XXI, the New York Times, Paris Mômes, and Psychologies Magazine.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Introduces New Master of Fine Arts Track

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White River Junction, Vermont — Since opening its doors in 2005, the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has been committed to exploring the artistic and literary potential of cartooning. Beginning in Fall 2014, CCS will offer a new MFA track in “Applied Cartooning,” exploring how comics can impact such diverse fields as health, business, public policy, and education.

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