Stories tagged Cartoon Studies

Visiting Artist: Paige Braddock

Paige Braddock

Paige Braddock is a cartoonist and also works for Snoopy as creative director. She makes the comic Jane’s World, the first gay-themed work to receive online distribution by a national media syndicate (US Daily).

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Hopkins Center for the Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studies Present A Screening of Cartoonist Dash Shaw’s My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

April 27, 2017
7:30 pm

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Loew Auditorium

April 27, 7:30pm

A visually unique animated comedy of teens trying to survive a “Poseidon Adventure”-style catastrophe. Discussion follows with director cartoonist Dash Shaw.

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Presented in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies

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2017 Summer Workshop Line Up!


    June 5-8
    June 19-23
 or July 24-28
    June 26-30
    June 26-30
 A Workshop for Educators
    June 30-July 1
    July 24-July 28
    July 31-August 4
 or August 7-11
    Optional Online Extension
    The Young Adult Genre
    July 31-August 4
    August 7-11

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017 Workshops

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Academic Outreach: Alec Longstreth

Alec Longstreth

Alec Longstreth has the strength and enthusiasm of ten cartoonists. He has a long history with The Center for Cartoon Studies, coming in as the second fellow, running summer workshops with Jon Chad, teaching  Publication Workshop class with Jon Chad and then Professional Practices. Now he runs CCS’s outreach program. And for good reason. He is an amazing speaker.

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Visiting Artist: Ruben Bolling

Ruben Bolling at The Center for Cartoon Studies talking to Luke Howard

Ruben Bolling provided the students with a very funny presentation. Uproarious even. He is the creator of Tom the Dancing Bug, a “free-form, sketch comedy-style” weekly comic strip.

A taste of Ruben’s work

Ruben was a great representative for the strip cartoonist because he worked through the transition from newspapers to the internet. He was doing pretty well with print newspapers at the time, so he was in the first generation who made the transition. Due to this situation, he has his own weird, custom web presence.

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Industry Day 2017

Robyn Chapman, Calvin Reid, Sheila Keenan, Tanya McKinnon, and Kevin Czap.

Industry Day 2017 panel

This Industry Day, The Center for Cartoon Studies was treated to a wide range of industry veterans from agents and editors to publishers. From the big comics publishers, we had our own Robyn Chapman, currently an editor at First Second. Representing the publishing industry news reporters, Calvin Reid is the senior news editor at Publisher’s Weekly, a weekly news magazine about the international book publishing business. Representing the big publishers, Sheila Keenan is a nonfiction editor at Penguin Random House. A comics agent, Tanya McKinnon came from McKinnon McIntyre. And from the independent comics publishers, we had Kevin Czap from Czap Books.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies in the DINKy award

The DINKys are the awards at the Denver Independent Comics and Art Expo and are in their second year. This weekend is DINK, and the awards are announced Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. The Center for Cartoon Studies family has some wonderful representatives! Good luck to you all!

Librarian Santiago Naranjo (’09) reading Something New by Lucy Knisley

Best-Work Self Published

Scraps by John Carvajal (’15)

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Spotlight Summer Workshop: YA Graphic Novel

Every summer, The Center for Cartoon Studies holds a series of week-long workshops. This summer, they have added some new workshops, including the Young Adult Graphic Novel with Jo Knowles and alumn Tillie Walden. The week will focus on the specific idiosyncrasies inherent in young adult fiction through lectures and exercises. You will have access to not only the knowledge of these two quality creators but also the printing lab and the Schulz Library.

Jo Knowles as visiting artist

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One-Week Cartooning Workout

This short bootcamp that you can do from your home will help you practice and grow regardless of the type of comics you are into: short or long, fiction or non-fiction, and everything in between.

You can start it any time you want. And if you want to see what other people are doing for this routine breaker, look for the hashtag #CCS1WeekWorkout on your favorite social media.

Take the free email course, sign up for the One-Week Cartooning Workout!

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Spotlight: Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman on books

Robyn Chapman has a long history with CCS, from our founding days! She is currently an editor at First Second, but she also makes her own mini comics when she has time and runs The Tiny Report, a chronicle of the comics micro-press movement to help bring awareness to the books this movement gets published.

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