Create Comics Workshop, July 7-11
|July 7, 2014||to||July 11, 2014|
Create Comics is fantastic! I highly recommend it for anyone aspiring to become a cartoonist. -Michael, age 16, Burlington, Vermont
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.
Tags: Cartoon Workshop, CCS, Comics, create comics, Vermont
The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlist
The 10 graphic novels and 10 Web comics up for Slate’s second annual comics prize. Click here to see the nominees for best graphic novel and web comic of the year! The list includes ambitious work by lifetime masters of the medium and first comics by talented young artists.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, Graphic Novel, Slate Book Review, studio prize, Web comics
A Slate 12 Panel Pitch by CCS Alum Joe Lambert
Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up Comic
A unique collaboration between Sydney Lea (Poet Laureate of Vermont) and James Kochalka (Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont), by The Vermont Arts Council and The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Click here to read Vermont Double Laureate Team-Up online!
Tags: cartoonist, CCS, Comic, James Kochalka, Laureate, Sydney Lea, Vermont, Vermont Arts Council
Visiting Artist: Suzy Becker
An author, artist, educator, and entrepreneur, Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, now in the Double-Platinum Collector’s Edition All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat (And Then Some). Suzy has since written and illustrated My Dog’s the World’s Best Dog, I Had Brain Surgery What’s your Excuse?, Manny’s Cows, Books Are for Reading and Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal. Her books, greeting cards and work in print and TV advertising have earned her numerous design and writing awards.
Tags: All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Children Lit, Comics, Greeting Cards, Suzy Becker, Widget Factory
Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis Book Releases
Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis by Jon Chad
Intrepid explorer Leo Geo is working in his lab at the Fizzmont institute when he learns that a comet is on a collision course with his brother Matt Data’s space station. Without a moment to lose, he grabs his trusty computer, leaps into a rocket, and launches into space. Astronomer Matt Data is working in his lab at the space station when he learns that his brother Leo Geo’s computer is about to suffer a malfunction and turn evil. Determined to save his brother, Leo, Matt leaps into a space ship with his trusty sidekick, Maff, the smartest dog in the galaxy.
Matt and Leo are in for a fantastic adventure filled with space facts in his clever flip-over comic that incorporates an unusual look-and-find component: background characters from one side of the book find themselves pulled through space and time to appear on the other side. See if you can follow their stories from beginning to end!
Buy a copy today!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, comic adventure, Comics, Graphic Novel, Jon Chad, Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis, White River Junction
Visiting Artist: Ariel Bordeaux
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|November 9, 2013|
Ariel Bordeaux is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. She is the author of No Love Lost, a graphic novella published by Drawn & Quarterly, and Raisin Pie, co-authored with her husband, Rick Altergott, published by Fantagraphics. All five issues of her self-published mini comic series, Deep Girl, were recently republished by PaperRocket mini-comics.
Original Art on Exhibit
CCS Gallery, Colodny Building, 94 South Main Street
Pick up a copy of Deep Girl at Comic Arts Brooklyn, November 9
Tags: Ariel Bordeaux, CCS, Comics, Deep Girl, Fantagraphics, PaperRocket, Raisin Pie, Robyn Chapman
Portfolio Day at CCS
AN EVENT FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
- Bring your sketchbook!
- Show your portfolio for an admissions review
- Learn more about the program and courses
- Meet faculty and students
- Tour the campus
- R.S.V.P. Space is limited!
Who Should Attend?
Prospective students, applicants, college students, high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome!
The Center for Cartoon Studies
46 South Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont
Register online today!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, CCS, MFA, Portfolio Day, Study Comics
CCS at Alternative Press Expo
|October 12, 2013||to||October 13, 2013|
Special mini comics self-publishing workshop by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty Alec Longstreth and alum Nomi Kane on Saturday at 2pm!
Stop by table 529 to learn more about our program, meet CCS alum Donna Almendrala, Nomi Kane, Jen Vaughn, and take home a printed copy of our How To Draw catalog. IRENE anthology and faculty Alec Longstreth will also be exhibiting at APE!
For more information, visit: comic-con.org/ape
Tags: Alec Longstreth, APE, Basewood, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comics, Donna Almendrala, IRENE, Jen Vaughn, Nomi Kane