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Announcing the 2017 Summer Workshop Line Up!

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  • WRITING AND DRAWING
    SINGLE PANEL COMICS
    June 5-8
  • CREATE COMICS
    June 19-23
 or July 24-28
  • BEGINNING ANIMATION
    June 26-30
  • CARTOONING STUDIO
    June 26-30
  • COMICS, CURRICULUM, AND LITERACY:
 A Workshop for Educators
    June 30-July 1
  • COMICS JOURNALISM
    July 24-July 28
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
    July 31-August 4
 or August 7-11
    Optional Online Extension
  • GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
    The Young Adult Genre
    July 31-August 4
  • GRAPHIC MEMOIR WORKSHOP
    August 7-11

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017 Workshops

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Visiting Artist: A.K. Summers

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Providence-based cartoonist and animator A.K. Summers was a Studio Arts major at Oberlin College, where she developed her printmaking skills by creating a series of fliers and posters which she has described as direct precursors to her comics. After graduating, she moved to Chicago, where she found work with a color separator and began to self-publish Negativa: Chicago’s Astute Lezbo Fantasy Mag. In 2005, after her son was born, A.K. Summers began work on Pregnant Butch, a graphic memoir exploring the complexities of contemporary butch motherhood. This work was first serialized online on Activate Comix in 2012 and later published by Soft Skull in 2014. Pregnant Butch was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award of 2015.

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BEAM CCS INTO YOUR CLASSROOM!

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It is a great time to study comics!  All around the United States at colleges and universities, graphic novel reading courses have popped up in English departments and a few comics making classes are even being offered in some art departments. Student-run comics clubs abound! As part of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Academic Outreach program, we want to connect with these classes and clubs and offer our comics expertise, while also identifying students who are passionate about comics and might be a good fit for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and certificate program at CCS after their undergraduate program is complete.

For college and university-level classes (or clubs) we offer many free 30 minute Skype or Google Hangout video sessions. This can be a short lecture on a variety of cartooning topics, a Q&A session with CCS faculty member (all of whom are practicing cartoonists) or even a short demonstration.

For more details, click here.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP

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Awarded to one fall 2017 female identified applicant! Scholarship will be selected in May 2017. Eligible for Master of Fine Arts, and Two-Year Certificate program! Click here to learn more about our MFA and Certificate program! Apply online!

 

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Spike Trotman

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Spike Trotman was born on November 18, 1978, which is, as she has pointed out before, the very same day cult leader Jim Jones poisoned 900 people in Jonestown, Guyana. She has been boldly challenging conventions since then and has gone from being a feisty Maryland Calvin and Hobbes enthusiast to one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary comics. She was an integral part of the very beginning of the webcomics movement, creating titles such as Sparkneedle for Girlamatic and Templar, Arizona, which ran regularly from 2005-2014. In 2007, before Kickstarter, she successfully crowdfunded Templar, AZ’s publication in book form. This led to Trotman founding the acclaimed Iron Circus Comics imprint in 2005, which has launched legendary anthologies such as The Sleep of Reason and Smut Peddler. Trotman has won two Web Cartoonist’s Choice awards in 2006 and one Glyph Comics award in 2007 for Templar, AZ. She is currently working on a graphic biography of Josephine Baker.

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Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

November 12, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

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Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

Saturday, November 12

1pm – 4pm

Bring your portfolio or sketchbook for an admissions review.  
Learn more about the program and courses offered at CCS while touring the campus and meeting with faculty and students! 
This event is ideal for prospective students!

Learn about CCS programs:
MFA and CERTIFICATES

& LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

Browse THE SCHULZ LIBRARY! 
 See current student projects, 
recent alumni publications, and faculty work.

R.S.V.P. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Who Should Attend?
 Prospective students, applicants, college students,
high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome!

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies-Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, 
White River Junction, Vermont
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Eventbrite - THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES FALL OPEN HOUSE AND PORTFOLIO DAY

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Visiting Artist: K. L. Ricks

klricksK.L. Ricks is an artist born and raised in Massachusetts, whose jarring juxtapositions of natural and industrial landscapes inspired her future work. She has worked as an editorial illustrator for The New York Times, designed a variant cover for the Adventure Time comic book and contributed to the Ham4pamphlet project, a comics interpretation of the world famous Hamilton musical inspired and encouraged by its original cast. Her ongoing horror story Country Darkness, which appears regularly on Hazlitt, has accrued a great deal of success and popularity online. She has recently been featured on such high profile websites as The A.V. Club and The Comics Journal. Click here to see more work by K.L. Ricks!

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The Center for Cartoon Studies To Offer Workshop at Vermont Animation Festival

October 15, 2016

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The Vermont Animation Festival is set to take place October 13-15 in Caledonia County. Presented by Lyndon State College, Catamount Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studies, the event (formerly NEK Animation Festival) will feature works by New England filmmakers and Vermont students.

Saturday, October 15
The Center for Cartoon Studies Comic Workshop with alum Kane Lynch

10 am-1 pm
Catamount Arts Annex
Registration: catamountarts.org

For details and schedule, visit: vermontanimation.org

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The Boston Globe Story on CCS Cartoonist Veteran Project

Click here to read the Globe story:
“Comic book artists draw on veterans’ experiences in a new anthology”
-James Sullivan, The Boston Globe

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When I Returned is a Cartoonist and Veteran Project made in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and The VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont.

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