|February 1, 2013|
|March 1, 2013|
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.
|December 1, 2012|
An exhibition of never-before-seen comic strips and panels from the early 1950s by the legendary MAD cartoonist
November 2 – December 6
The Center for Cartoon Studies Gallery
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont
|June 25, 2012||to||June 29, 2012|
Children’s Book Workshop
Exploring aspects of writing and illustrating books for children
This new, goal-oriented workshop will explore several aspects of writing and illustrating books for children through hands on exercises and activities. Faculty include celebrated children’s book authors, illustrators, and cartoonists: Scott C. (East Dragon, West Dragon), Jon Chad (Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth), DB Johnson (Creator of Henry Picture Books / image above), James Sturm (Adventures in Cartooning) and Alec Longstreth (Phase 7).
The Center for Cartoon Studies is pleased to announce it’s third ever scholarship for a female cartoonist for the 2012-13 school year. The scholarship for $1000 is made possible through the generosity of several female cartoonists. There is no additional application, all female students enrolling in CCS’s MFA or Certificate programs for Fall 2012 will be considered for the scholarship in late May, and scholarship funds will be applied directly to tuition. Click here for Admissions information.
Drawing above by Ivan Brunetti
Animation for Cartoonists
Animation is a natural outgrowth of cartooning, but the skill set, tools and tricks of the trade are very different. A faculty of experienced and award-winning animators and animation producers will guide students through the fundamentals of 2D animation: designing characters that can move and act, creating compelling sound design, pacing the action, and structuring stories & gags. Students will work hands-on in every facet of the process, and each student will complete his or her own short animated scene. We’ll explore the history of animation from its humble beginnings to the current state of the animation industry today. Students will emerge with a rich understanding of how to make an animated film, and the skills to get started. The workshop is led by faculty Scott Dikkers, founding editor of The Onion, and Jennifer Shiman (30-Second Bunnies Theatre). For more info and to register…
This workshop is sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation, Technology Initiative. Supporting the advancement of education, technology, and innovation for cartoonists.
Each year The Center for Cartoon Studies commissions a cartoonist to create a one-of-a-kind diploma for our graduating class. This year, the insanely talented Aaron Renier, creator of The Unsinkable Walker Bean, created a masterpiece. Click here to see the image in all its glory.
Summer is a great time for cartooning adventures! Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. This summer we’re offering an exciting line up, including the Annual Create Comics, the college level Cartooning Studio and Extended Studio Option, and a brand new Animation for Cartoonists workshop with Scott Dikkers, founding editor of The Onion.
Go to Summer Workshops …
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|March 10, 2011|
White River Junction, Vermont—James Kochalka will be appointed Vermont’s first cartoonist laureate on Thursday, March 10, 2011.
“A cartoonist laureate is the kind of thinking outside-the-box that Vermont supports. Cartooning promotes literacy and literature, two things we can’t have enough of,” stated Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.
Like Vermont’s poet laureate, the cartoonist laureate is a person whose primary residence is Vermont, whose work manifests a high degree of excellence, who has produced a critically acclaimed body of work, and who has a long association with Vermont. James Kochalka was born in Springfield, Vermont in 1967 and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1989. He now lives in Burlington with his wife and two sons.
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CCS mural team: Laura Terry (Class of 2010), Katherine Roy (’10), Jon Fine (’11) and Jen Vaughn (’10) and joined by Dartmouth students from the student organization DRAW headed up by Julie Fiveash.