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Visiting Artist: Jimmy Gownley


Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education.  He is known for his Amelia Rules book series, and his newest book The Dumbest Idea Ever!, was released this February by Scholastic.

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12 Panel Pitch: Feature Films As Short Cartoons


After selecting the five most promising submissions, we sent them along to the incomparable Jim Rugg to make the final choice. 

The 12 Panel Pitch final selection goes to Paul Karasik! Read ”Meet Abe, a boy from broken home tries to build his own” on Drawn by  Jim Rugg.


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Next Up Visiting Artist: Chris Ware


In the early 90s Chris Ware began publishing in the pages of Chicago alternative weekly New City the strip known as The Acme Novelty Library. This critically acclaimed strip, won several comics awards during the 1990s. From this strip emerged the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan – the Smartest Kid on Earth which received the Guardian First Book Award in 2001 and the American Book Award in 2000 and the prestigious French comics award “L’Alph Art” award in 2003.

Chris is one of America’s most respected popular artists and his work has appeared in many international art exhibits, and in 2002, at home in the Whitney Art Museum of New York.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Archive

From the comic strip to the comic book to the graphic novel, The Center for Cartoon Archive includes all kinds of original cartoon art. Whether its work by Alison Bechdel, Jamie Hernandez, Chris Ware, Harry Lucey, Richard Thompson, Will Eisner, or Ernie Bushmiller, the collection is a vital part of CCS’s curriculum, regularly brought into the classroom and exhibited to inspire the next generation of cartoonists. If you are interested in donating original art we would encourage that conversation. Inquiries can be made to The Center for Cartoon Studies is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.


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Why We Work:
The Schulz Library

In the summer of 2011, as the White River swelled during Hurricane Irene, a bucket brigade of cartoon students, CCS staff, and community members, evacuated the library’s 10,000 volumes. Emotions ran high that night as graphic novels, comic strip collections, and mini-comics passed from hand-to-hand. As a community of cartoonists we are well aware of the debt we owe those that came before us and the appreciation for these books (and the cartoonists who made them) fueled a heroic effort. Working through the night, not a single volume was lost.

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Pick up your FREE Sweet Sweet Snow poster at the CCS Holiday Open House!

James Kochalka Sweet Sweet Snow

Pick up a FREE Sweet Sweet Snow poster featuring winter cartoons by Vermont Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka at The Center for Cartoon Studies Holiday First Friday Open House on December 7, 5-8pm.

Book sale and signing (and drawings!) by Harry Bliss, Jon Chad,
James Kochalka, Katherine Roy, Sarah Stewart Taylor, and James Sturm!

First Friday Holiday Open House
December 7, 5-8pm

Our New Building!
46 South Main Street
downtown White River Junction


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The Center for Cartoon Studies Recent Acquisitions

September 22, 2012

September 7 – October 27, 2012

An exhibition featuring the works of Alison Bechdel, Walter Berndt, Stephen R. Bissette, Charles Burns, Ernie Bushmiller, Roy Doty, Will Eisner, Sam Glanzman, Ray Gotto, Russ Johnson, David Lasky, Harry Lucey, Jim Mooney, Laura Park, Hilary B. Price, John Rose, Richard Thompson, H.T. Webster, and Jim Woodring.

Gallery hours:
Fridays 12-5pm
and Saturdays 10am -2pm

94 South Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont


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