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Why We Work: Technology


If you don’t have the right tool for the job, you’re working twice as hard. But what if you can’t afford the right tool? Many schools mandate the purchase of laptops and software to attend their programs. At The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) the use of computers and an array of technological tools are provided for all students: Tablets, ipads, scanners, Cintiques, MacBooks and much more are available to all. So no need to spend over $2000 to buy and load a laptop.

Already have your own laptop or want to buy your own? We partner with Apple and software companies to provide educational discounts.

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The Winners of the Cartoonist Studio Prize

The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) are proud to announce the winners of the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winners were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois; the faculty and students at The Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by CCS fellow Sophie Yanow; and this year’s guest judge, cartoonist Paul Karasik.


The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Richard McGuire for Here, a decades-in-the-making, centuries-spanning epic of time and space, as seen through the complete history of a single room in a single house. Published by Pantheon.


The winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Winston Rowntree for Watching, a beautiful, detailed story of time travelers observing life in the present day.

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Visiting Artist: George Pratt


George Pratt is an award-winning painter, writer, photographer. His work is in numerous private collections world wide. He is a recipient of the Eisner Award for his graphic novels, a Spectrum Gold Medal, and Best Feature Documentary at the New York International Independent Film Festival. More recently, his work has appeared in Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream from Locust Moon Press, and Above the Dreamless Dead from First Second books.

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Summer Workshop: Register Now!

Summer Workshops at Cartoon Studies

Create Comics:
June 15-19  •  July 20-24
Cartooning Studio:
June 22-26  •  July 27-31
Graphic Novel Workshop:
August 3-7  FULL!
August 10-14 FULL!
Request a spot on the wait list
Cartoon Club Summer Session:
July 6-10  •  July 13-17

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops

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Watch “How to Draw Some Attention to my Graphic Novel Workshop” by CCS instructor Paul Karasik

Graphic Novel Workshop:

Session 1: August 3-7 – FULL!
Session II: August 10-14 – FULL!

Request a spot on the wait list

Optional online extension!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops

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 renowned teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

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CCS Spring Eisner Lecture: Ellen Forney

April 9, 2015
4:30 pmto6:30 pm


Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle’s The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002.

Click here for a link to a recent NPR interview with Forney.

Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm

Dartmouth College
Room 41

Free and open to the public.

Presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth College and The Center for Cartoon Studies. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation.



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CCS Spring Visiting Artist Line Up!


The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Spring Visiting Artist lineup is here!  Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Jo Knowles, Jo Dery, Maurice Vellekoop, Jess Ruffilson, Craig Fischer, CCS Alum Dan Archer, Jen Sorensen, George Pratt, Ellen Forney, Allison Baker, Tom Kaczynski, Chris Pitzer, CCS Alum Jen Vaughn, and Danielle Corsetto.

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octie_CCS_by_VaronDrawing by Sara Varon.

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Will Eisner Week Lecture: Sophie Yonow

March 5, 2015


In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. In the fall of 2011 she moved to Montreal, Quebec where she joined the well regarded Colosse comics collective. In Situ, a collection of journal comics documenting her transition to Montreal, won wide acclaim in US and Canada. Her work has also frequently appeared online on Top Shelf Comix, Te Rumpus, the Nib, and many others. Her latest book, War of Streets and Houses published by Uncivilized Books, was nominated for an Ignatz Award for ‘Outstanding Graphic Novel’ in 2014.

Thursday, March 5, 3pm
At The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office Building

Free and open to the public.

Special thanks to our reception sponsor Maple Street Catering and Big Fatty’s BBQ!



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Spring Portfolio Day at CCS

March 21, 2015


Portfolio Day
Saturday, March 21, 1pm

An event for Prospective Students

Bring your sketchbook!
Admissions Portfolio Reviews
Learn more about the program
Meet faculty and students
Tour the campus

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