The Cartoonist Veteran Project: George Pratt
|April 1, 2015|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Master artist and cartoonist George Pratt will be on hand at the White River Junction VA Medical Center to lead a team of cartoonists to do live portrait drawing. George Pratt will be joined by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty member Steve Bissette who is a fellow contributor to the new book, Above the Dreamless Dead, World War I in Poetry and Comics. The first 20 veterans in attendance will receive a free signed copy.
Wednesday, April 1
White River Junction VA Medical Center
Room 103, Building 44
The Cartoonist Veteran Project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.
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Visiting Artist: Jess Ruffilson
Jess Ruliffson is an illustrator and cartoonist residing in New York. She is currently working on a comic book based on interviews with veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. To see more work by Jess, visit: jessruliffson.com
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The Cartoonist Veteran Project: Cartoonists Picturing Veteran’s Stories
|February 25, 2015|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Many veterans pass through this small New England village because it is home to The White River Junction VA Medical Center. White River Junction is also the headquarters of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), a world-renowned cartooning school. Until recently, these two very different institutions never crossed paths.
On Wednesday, February 25 from 6-8pm at The White River Junction VA Medical Center in Building 44, Room 103, cartoonists have invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics. Students and faculty from The Center for Cartoon Studies will be on hand as well as Brooklyn cartoonist Jess Ruliffson whose award-winning comic Invisible Wounds examines a vet’s experience with PTSD. No R.S.V.P. required.
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Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health
|June 26, 2014||to||June 28, 2014|
The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm will be speaking at the upcoming Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health. Sturm will present on Applied Cartooning: The Cartoonist Veteran Sessions and deliver a workshop on strategies and exercises for using comics in a therapeutic setting. For a complete conference schedule, click here.
The conference takes place June 26-28, at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information: graphicmedicine.org
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