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.
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Visiting Artist: Suzy Becker
Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis Book Releases
|November 5, 2013|
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!
Visiting Artist: Ariel Bordeaux
|November 1, 2013|
|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
Portfolio Day at CCS
|November 16, 2013|
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!
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
CCS at Alternative Press Expo
|October 12, 2013||to||October 13, 2013|
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
The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office Building
Two Cartoon Studies Alum Make The Best American Comics 2013
|October 8, 2013|
The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. The 2013 Editor is Jeff Smith—CCS commencement speaker, creator of the comic Bone. Cover drawing by Kate Beaton.
The Best American Comics 2013 releases October 8th.
Click here to pre-order a copy!
CCS at MICE Expo in Cambridge
|September 28, 2013||to||September 29, 2013|
With special guest The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Lucy Knisley
Faculty, alumni and students also participating in several other programs and panels including R. Sikoryak’s special edition of his long running comics/performance series, and Making Mini-Comics! with Jon Chad.
Alum exhibiting: Carl Antonowicz, Matt Aucoin, Jon Chad, Lena Chandhok, Dog City Press, Holly Foltz, Sophie Goldstein, Beth Hetland, Allie Kleber, Lucy Knisley, Jeff Lok, Mia Onorato, Paul Swartz.
For more information, visit: micexpo.org
Tags: Allie Kleber, Beth Hetland, Carl Antonowicz, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comics, Dog City Press, Holly Foltz, Jeff Lok, Jon Chad, Lena Chandhok, Lucy Knisley, Matt Aucoin, MFA, Mia Onorato, MICE, Mini-comics, Paul Swartz, R. Sikoryak, Sophie Goldstein
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.
Next Up Visiting Artist: Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang received a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel with First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.
He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Recently, he has been working on the comics series Avatar: The Last Airbender. His new book, Boxers & Saints, is the only graphic novel to make The National Book Awards, Longlist category. This follows Yang’s American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel ever to be a finalist for the National Book Awards.