The Center for Cartoon Studies Introduces New Master of Fine Arts Track
White River Junction, Vermont — Since opening its doors in 2005, the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has been committed to exploring the artistic and literary potential of cartooning. Beginning in Fall 2014, CCS will offer a new MFA track in “Applied Cartooning,” exploring how comics can impact such diverse fields as health, business, public policy, and education.
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Tags: Applied Cartooning, Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Graphic Novel, James Sturm, Marek Bennett, MFA, Suzy Becker, Teaching Comics
Edward Koren to be Appointed Vermont’s Second Cartoonist Laureate
Thursday, February 27
3pm Public Lecture
at The Center for Cartoon Studies
46 South Main Street
in the Post Office building
White River Junction
The event is free
and open to the public.
Montpelier, Vermont—Brookfield, Vermont resident Edward Koren will become Vermont’s second cartoonist laureate on Thursday, February 27, 2014, when he will be recognized on the State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.
Edward Koren has long been associated with the The New Yorker magazine, where he has published over 1,000 cartoons, as well as numerous covers and illustrations. David Remnick, The New Yorker’s editor, has this to say about Koren’s work: “The great imaginative artists, comic or seriocomic (what other kinds are there?), are great at least in part because they create a world: Baldwin’s Harlem, Faulkner’s hamlet, Chekhov’s dachas. Ed Koren not only created a world—the Koren worlds are both urban and Vermontian, but all Koren—he also created creatures, part human, part fantastical, to represent and give voice to all of our anxieties, joys, and craziness. Long live Ed Koren, his world and his creatures!”
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Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, Cartoonist Laureate, Ed Koren, James Kochalka, New Yorker, Vermont, Vermont Arts Council
Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up Comic
A unique collaboration between Sydney Lea (Poet Laureate of Vermont) and James Kochalka (Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont), by The Vermont Arts Council and The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Click here to read Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up online!
Tags: cartoonist, CCS, Comic, James Kochalka, Laureate, Sydney Lea, Vermont, Vermont Arts Council
Second Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize
Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois, the faculty and students of The Center for Cartoon Studies, and a distinguished guest judge. This year’s guest judge will be Christopher Butcher of the world-famous comic book store The Beguiling and co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Click, here, to read the complete story on Slate.com
Submission forms and entry details can be found here:
Special thanks to our sponsors this year!:
Tags: Cartooning, Cartooning Program, cartoonist, cartoonist studio prize, Chris Butcher, Comics, Copic, Dan Kois, Graphic Novel, Slate, Strathmore, The Beguiling, Web Comic
James Sturm to speak at VCU
Monday, September 16, 7pm
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Center for Cartoon Studies Director James Sturm’s writings and illustrations have appeared in scores of national and regional publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Onion, The New York Times, Slate, and on the cover of The New Yorker.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, Comics, comics education, James Sturm, Marvel, New Yorker, VCU
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
Al Jaffee’s Wild Pitches
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
Tags: 1950s, Al Jaffee, Cartoon Exhibit, cartoonist, CCS Gallery, Center for Cartoon Studies, Comics, MAD, Vermont, White River Junction
New Children’s Book Workshop at CCS this Summer!
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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).
For more information and to register…
Tags: Alec Longstreth, books for children, Cartoon Workshop, cartoonist, children book, Children's Book, DB Johnson, illustrated stories, James Sturm, Jon Chad, Scott C
Female Cartoonist Scholarship
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
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, scholarship
Animation for Cartoonists Workshop
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.
Tags: Animation, Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, drawing, Scott Dikkers, Vermont, workshop