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
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. Click here to read When I Returned online now.
Tags: Applied Cartooning, cartoonist, Graphic Medicine, Vets
The Center for Cartoon Studies Begins Its Second Decade with a Splash!!
The 2016-2017 CCS Fellow is Argentine cartoonist Liniers.
Ricardo Liniers Siri is best known as the creator of the popular Latin American comic strip Macanudo. American audiences have been introduced to Liniers through his New Yorker covers and children’s books that include The Big Wet Balloon and Written and Drawn by Henrietta. Liniers remarks, “It´s an amazing adventure to get to go to Vermont, meet all kinds of cartoonists and draw till I drop. Well…my kind of adventure!”
Sophie Yanow joins CCS’s faculty.
Sophie Yanow was the 2014-15 CCS Fellow. “I’m happy to continue to be a part of the CCS community, and excited to be given a role where I will do my best to encourage and facilitate knowledge sharing and artistic growth among the ever amazing CCS students,” says Yanow.
CCS’s first Applied Cartooning Fellow is Reverend Kurt Shaffert.
Rev. Shaffert has served as a chaplain with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System since 2008 and as a lecturer in pastoral care at the Yale Divinity School since 2007. He presented at the recent Graphic Medicine Conference on Process Cartooning (Graphic Narrative Medicine) as a Clinical Intervention.
Tags: Applied Cartooning, cartoonist, Comics, Liniers, New Yorker, Sophie Yanow
The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth
Here’s a new comic about the journey of moving to Vermont to make and teach comics, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty and 2008-09 fellow Alec Longstreth. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION debuted at The Society of Illustrators Ten Years of Fellowship at The Center for Cartoon Studies exhibit opening and was a feature comic at MoCCA Fest 2016. Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION comic online, here!
Tags: Alec Longstreth, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Fellowship, Location, MoCCA, Self-publishing, Society of Illustrators, Vermont
Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall
The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)
Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.
- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
w/low Residency Option
- Two-Year and One-Year
- Summer Workshops
Click here learn more about our programs.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, MFA, Sequential Art, Study Comics, Vermont, White River Junction
Luke Healy ’14 Thesis Project Published with NOBROW!
“…an extremely accomplished debut graphic novel.” -QUIETUS
Here is a link to a great review by QUIETUS for How To Survive In The North!
Recent graduate Luke Healy’s ’14 How To Survive In The North started as a thesis project while he was attending The Center for Cartoon Studies. Based on two related Artic expeditions, both of which were well documented at the time, it adds a contemporary fictional third strand. The expeditions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson were an attempt to prove his theory of ‘the friendly Arctic’, his notion that as long as you knew how to get food and fuel from under the ice, it would be unproblematic to explore the area.
Click here to order a copy today!
Tags: cartoonist, CCS Alumni, Graphic Novel, Luke Healy, Nobrow
How To Survive in the North Thesis Project by Luke Healy to release in May with Nobrow!
Congratulations to recent The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Luke Healy for How to Survive in the North, his thesis project while attending CCS, will be published with Nobrow! His graphic novel weaves together the true life historical expeditions of Ada Blackjack and Robert Bartlett with a contemporary fictional story in a unique and visual narrative journey that shows the strength it takes to survive in even the harshest conditions – whether that be struggling for survival in the Arctic in the 1900s or surviving a mid-life crisis in the present day. Pre-order your copy today: nobrow.net
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS Alumni, Graphic Novel, Luke Healey, Nobrow
Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prize
Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, and join our previous winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree; Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll; and Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware.
The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.
The winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.
Read the complete story on Slate.com and to see the rest of the excellent shortlist!
Tags: Cartoon, cartoonist, CCS, Center for Cartoon Studies, Comic, Graphic Novel, Slate, studio prize, Web Comic
Society of Illustrators Exhibit: The Center for Cartoon Studies, Ten Years of Fellowship
Art by Connor Willumsen
On exhibit until April 30
The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY
The Center for Cartoon Studies Fellows will also be attending the MoCCA Arts Festival, held on April 2 – 3 at Metropolitan West in NYC.
Over the last ten years, CCS Fellows have produced some of the most moving, provocative, and groundbreaking work in comics. CCS Fellows include Robyn Chapman, Gabby Schulz, T. Edward Bak, Chris Wright, Alec Longstreth, Max de Radigues, David Libens, Blaise Larmee, Julie Delporte, Connor Willumsen, Nicole Georges, Sophie Yanow, and Noah Van Sciver.
Tags: Alec Longstreth, Blaise Larmee, cartoonist, Chris Wright, Connor Willumsen, David Libens, Fellowship, Gabby Schulz, Julie Delporte, Max de Radigues, MoCCA, Nicole Georges, Noah Sciver, Noah Van Sciver, Robyn Chapman, Society of Illustrators, Sophie Yanow, T. Edward Bak
Visiting Artist: John Martz
John Martz is an Ignatz winning illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. Martz also illustrated Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013).
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, CCS Visiting Artist, Comics, Graphic Novel, Ignatz, John Martz, Koyama Press, Nobrow, Tim and Other Stories, Vermont