K.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 of K.L. Ricks!
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Next Up Visiting Artist: K. L. Ricks
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP
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!
Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!
|November 12, 2016|
|1:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
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 .
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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