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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
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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
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
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
Visiting Artist: Susie Cagle
Susie Cagle is a 2015-2016 John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University, where she researches labor shifts, employment trends, and sustainable cooperative models to support freelance workers in media and other industries. She is a columnist at Pacific Standard, and a frequent contributor of journalism to other outlets such as the Guardian, Forbes, Next City, Aeon, and others. Susie’s work has been featured on NPR, in Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Print Magazine, BoingBoing and others, and she’s spoken at South by Southwest, Adobe MAX, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has been honored with awards from the Online Journalism Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Susie has a Masters in Journalism from Columbia.
Tags: cartoonist, CCS Visiting Artist, comics journalism, John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University, Susie Cagle
Will Eisner Week: March 1-7, 2016
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The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm
Comics and Graphic Novel reading and talk by James Sturm, cartoonist and co-founder, The Center for Cartoon Studies, student Tillie Walden (I Love This Part), and James Lawson (Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous).
Location: Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton MA
Free and open to the public.
Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”
Tags: Applied Cartooning, Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Forbes Library, Graphic Novel, James Lawson, James Sturm, Study Comics, Tillie Walden, Will Eisner
Spring Visiting Artist Line Up!
Hal Mayforth, Meags Fitzgerald, Chuck Forsman ’08, Melissa Mendes ’10, Susie Cagle, Leslie Stein, John Martz, Bill Griffith, Jen Vaughn ’10, Rutu Modan.
Tags: Bill Griffith, Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, Chuck Forsman, Comic Art, Comic book, Comics, Graphic Novel, Hal Mayforth, Jen Vaughn, John Martz, Leslie Stein, Meags Fitzgerald, Melissa Mendes, Rutu Modan, Sequential Art, Susie Cagle, visual narrative
The Return of the Cartoonist Studio Prize
Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to two cartoonists whose work exemplifies excellence in cartooning. (Last year’s winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree.) The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 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 Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. Read more on Slate.com…
To enter your work, click here!
Tags: cartoonist, cartoonist studio prize, Chirs Ware, Comics, Emily Carroll, Graphic Novel, Manga, Noelle Stevenson, Richard McGuire, Slate, Slate Book Review, Taiyo Matsumoto, Winston Rowntree