CCS President Michelle Ollie to Lead Vermont Higher Education Council
We are proud to announce CCS President Michelle Ollie’s appointment as President of the Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC) for 2013. VHEC is an organization of all the Vermont public, proprietary, and independent colleges with a mission to implement cooperative activity to strengthen higher education across the state. With Ollie at the helm, we know great things are in store.
To learn more about degrees and programs offered in Vermont, visit VHEC’s consortium site: www.vtcolleges.org
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Michelle Ollie, Vermont, Vermont Higher Education Council, VHEC
CCS Portfolio Day March 9
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Prospective students, now’s your chance! Bring your sketchbook or portfolio to White River Junction for Portfolio Day at the Center for Cartoon Studies, Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 1pm. Tour the facilities and learn about the program! Get your portfolio reviewed by CCS faculty! Meet current students, and have a blast. For details and registration, click here.
Tags: Admissions, Cartoon Studies, Portfolio Day, portfolio reviews
The Center for
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, and much more are available to all. So not spending over $2000 to buy and load a laptop means you don’t have get a second job while attending, which means more time at your drawing table making comics.
Already have your own laptop or want to buy your own? We partner with Apple and software companies to provide educational discounts. One big reason we can provide you with the latest software and hardware is because of the support CCS receives from the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation. That’s right, CCS students are creating work with tools provided by legendary cartoonist Will Eisner! Will’s still with us.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, CCS, Comics, Design, Eisner Technology Initiative, Required Laptop, Technology, Will and Ann Eisner, Will Eisner
Cartoonist Studio Prize to be Announced in March
The Cartoonist Studio prize will award two categories, one for Graphic Novel of the Year and the other for Web Comic of the Year. Click here to read the complete story!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist studio prize, Slate Book Review
The Cartoonist Studio Prize
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The Cartoonist prize will award two categories, one for Graphic Novel of the Year and the other for Web Comic of the Year. Click here for more information.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, Comic, Graphic Novel, NPR, Prize, Slate Book Review, Web Comic
Why We Work:
The Schulz Library
In the summer of 2011, as the White River swelled during Hurricane Irene, a bucket brigade of cartoon students, CCS staff, and community members, evacuated the library’s 10,000 volumes. Emotions ran high that night as graphic novels, comic strip collections, and mini-comics passed from hand-to-hand. As a community of cartoonists we are well aware of the debt we owe those that came before us and the appreciation for these books (and the cartoonists who made them) fueled a heroic effort. Working through the night, not a single volume was lost.
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Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartoons, Comics, Graphic Novels, Hurricane Irene, Peanuts, Schulz Library, White River Junction< CCS
Last spring, Jeff Kinney visited The Center for Cartoon Studies and inspired this year’s annual appeal. Click here to read the brochure (2mb pdf) online now.
Make a donation to CCS online today!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, Center for Cartoon Studies, Comics, Dakota McFadzean, Diary of a CCS Student, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, MFA, Study Comics, Vermont, White River Junction
Center for Cartoon Studies Exhibit at Montshire Museum of Science
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As part of their coursework this fall, CCS students created a one-page comic about some aspect of nature, using Charley Harper’s basic visual technique of incorporating geometric shapes and patterns. A number of these works will be on display at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont this winter, alongside Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper, an exhibition highlighting Harper’s iconic graphic style, focusing on his work connected with the natural world.
To see Charley Harper originals, visit the Charley Harper Studio site.
The exhibit will open at the Montshire on December 1, 2012 through February 3, 2013.
For more information, visit montshire.org
Tags: Beguiled by the Wild, Cartoon Studies, Charley Harper, Comics exhibit, Montshire, Vermont
Open House and Holiday Bazaar
Pick up a limited edition print of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, James Kochalka, Sweet Sweet Snow poster at The Center for Cartoon Studies Open House and Holiday Bazaar on December 7th, 5-8pm!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, James Kochalka, Vermont, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate, White River Junction
Saturday Cartoon Club for Kids at Cartoon Studies
Kids + Comics = YOWZA!
Are you at least 9 years old? Do you like to draw comics? Have a few Saturdays free this fall? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join the Saturday Morning Cartooning Club!
Next session: December 1, 10-11:30am
The cost is $25 per session, or sign up for all three for only $60.
Click here for more information and to register!
Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, Cartoon Club, Cartoon College, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, Center for Cartoon Studies, Comics, James Sturm, Learn to Draw, robots, superheroes, Vermont, White River Junction