Tara McGowan has been fascinated by all forms of picture-storytelling, East and West, since childhood. As a visual artist, who has lived and studied in Japan for many years, she brings to her performances and residencies an intimate knowledge of the language and culture. Her programs bring Japan to life through story, song, and image, and the artwork and artifacts she creates help students visualize the objects and landscape of everyday life. Tara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Language and Literacy in Education division of the Graduate School of Education in 2012. She is revising her dissertation into a book that examines student performances of original kamishibai stories. Her earlier book on teaching kamishibai storytelling in the classroom, published by Teacher Ideas Press, an imprint of Libraries Unlimited, released in 2010.
Stories tagged CCS
Visiting Artist: Tara McGowan
Alum Sophie Goldstein Wins Outstanding Mini-Comic Ignatz Award!
Outstanding Anthology or Collection: QU33R, edited by Robert Kirby also features several CCS folks!
Click here to see a complete list of 2014 Ignatz nominees and award winners.
Visiting Artist: John Porcellino
John Porcellino has been writing, drawing, and publishing comics and graphic novels for over thirty years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, first published in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. Porcellino’s work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, and Korean. His latest creation, The Hospital Suite, will be debuting at SPX this fall.
CCS Fall Visiting Artist Line Up
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Fall Visiting Artist lineup is here! Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Warren Bernard, Harry Bliss, Farel Dalrymple, Tom Gammill, Kevin Huizenga, Peter Kuper, Mell Lazarus, Tara McGowan, Ilan Manouach, John Porcellino, Karl Stevens, and Dana Walrath.
Kicking off the fall Visiting Artist session:
Farel Dalrymple is an American artist and alternative comics creator. He is best known for his award-winning comics series Pop Gun War. Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. He is currently working on a Pop Gun War follow up (Pop Gun War : Chain Letter), drawing his Eisner nominated web comic, It Will All Hurt for studygroupcomics, and illustrating The Earfarmer, a science fiction love story for Dark Horse Presents with writer Chris Stevens. Farel Dalrymple‘s brand new book is an original 304-page water-colored comic book/graphic novel, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books.
Tags: Bernard, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, CCS, Comics, Dana Walrath, Farel Dalrymple, Graphic Novel, Harry Bliss, Ilan Manouach, John Porcellino, Karl Stevens, Kevin Huizenga, Mell Lazarus, MFA, Peter Kuper, Tara McGowan, Tom Gammill, Vermont, Warren
Saturday Cartoon Club
|October 4, 2014|
|November 1, 2014|
|December 6, 2014|
Kids + Comics = YOWZA!
Are you at least nine years old? Do you like drawing comics? Do you have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join The Center for Cartoon Studies’ Saturday Morning Cartooning Club! We’ll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton about cartooning!
Saturday Morning Cartoon Club
For more information and to register:
SEVEN DAYS: The Cartoon Issue
Vermont’s SEVEN DAYS Annual Cartoon Issue
Featuring cartoons by graduates of CCS: Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Luke Healy, Josh Lees, Dakota McFadzean, Aaron Shrewsbury, and Andy Warner! Contributors also include recent CCS fellow Nicole Georges, faculty Jon Chad, Tom Azarian, Alison Bechdel, Jason Cooley, Glynnis Fawkes, Ghostshrimp, Theo Ellsworth, Kaz, James Kochalka, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, John Kovaleski, Rachel Lindsay, Matt Morris, and Tim Newcomb.
Pick up a print copy today! Click here to read the Digital Edition!
Tags: Aaron Shrewsbury, Alison Bechdel, Andy Warner, Cartoon Issue, CCS, Dakota McFadzean, Eleri Mai Harris, Ghostshrimp, Glynnis Fawkes, James Kochalka, Jason Cooley, John Kovaleski, Jon Chad, Josh Lees, Kaz, Luke Healy, Matt Morris, Melanie Gillman, Nicole Georges, Rachel Lindsay, Seven Days, Theo Ellsworth, Tim Newcomb, Tom Azarian, Vermont, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren
This Summer! Graphic Novel Workshop with Cartoonist and Scholar Paul Karasik
“Paul Karasik has a kind of intelligence combined with earnestness that comes from someplace deep not a recipe book. He is very, very, very intelligent.”
- Art Spiegelman
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, “MAUS: A Survivor’s Tale”
Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?
Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week in White River Junction, Vermont. Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New Yorker, City of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, How To Read Nancy), and a renowned teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:
Session I: August 4-8
Session II: August 11-15
Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10
Click here for more information and to register!
“If you ever had any interest in taking a comics class, I recommend THIS ONE. Paul is probably one of the most insightful and all around influential and amazing teachers I’ve ever had…I give this class ten thumbs up, if I only had thumbs for each finger.” – Heather Benjamin, Cartoonist
Cartoon Club Summer Session
|July 14, 2014||to||July 18, 2014|
|July 21, 2014||to||July 25, 2014|
Attention Upper Valley Parents!
Cartooning Club: Summer Edition
All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club. Sessions run from 9am-12noon.
Click here for more information and to register!
Create Comics Workshop, July 7-11
|July 7, 2014||to||July 11, 2014|
July 7-11, 2014
Create Comics Summer Workshop is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. For ages 16+
Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production. Students collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over.
Click here for more information and to register.