Stories tagged CCS Alumni

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:

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Short Run Special Guests: Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10

October 31, 2015



Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10, will be making their first-ever Seattle Short Run appearance. Meet these breakthrough young artists, and founder of micro-publisher Oily Comics, on Saturday, October 31st, held in Seattle Center.

For more information, visit

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Alumna Sophie Goldstein ’13 Takes Readers To Technology and Government-free Lives


Recently released The Oven by alumna Sophie Goldstein ’13 is about a young couple who travel out of their protected, domed city to “The Oven,” a natural commune where people live technology and state/government-free lives, grow their own food, sew their own clothes, live off the land.


Here is a link to the A.V. CLUB review by Zainab Akhtar. Check your local bookstore or order a copy or The Oven online!

Sophie is a winner of a 2014 Ignatz award for her minicomic House of Women, pt 1. Her work appeared in various publications, including Best American Comics 2013, Symbolia, Irene 3, and The Pitchfork Review. See more of Sophie’s work online:

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Alumni Alert: Laura Terry


Let’s add another item to the list of Upper Valley Must-Sees: the work of Laura Terry (CCS ’10). In addition to local highlights like Dartmouth College campus murals, cartoons for King Arthur Flour’s magazine The Baking Sheet, and illustrations for Lou’s Restaurant in Hanover, Terry’s lush and expressive style has been featured on websites like A recipient of one of the last-awarded Xeric grants for her 2012 comic Overboard, Terry keeps her online portfolio updated at


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CCS at CAKE 2013


The second annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will take place this weekend, June 15th and 16th. Folks in the area, stop by and see CCS alums Beth Hetland, Josh Kramer, Luke Howard, Laurel Lynn Leake, April Malig, Sasha Steinberg, Melanie Gillman, Dakota McFadzean, Penina Gal, Betsey Swardlick and more!

For a look at some alumni work debuting at CAKE, click “more.”

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Thesis Exhibition On Exhibit, May 12 – June 16

The Center for Cartoon Studies
2012 Thesis Exhibition

An exhibition featuring work by the graduating class of The Center for Cartoon Studies.

Exhibition runs Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm, through Saturday, June 16.

Location: CCS Gallery, Colodny Building, White River Junction, Vermont.

Click here to see photos of the exhibit online!

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