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CREATE COMICS Summer Workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics

June 20, 2016toJune 24, 2016
July 11, 2016toJuly 15, 2016

Summer Workshops at CCS

Session I: June 20-24
Session II: July 11-15

A 5-day workshop that packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production and 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!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops

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Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall

The Center for Cartoon Studies, MFA, Certificates, Studio

The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)

Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
    w/low Residency Option
  • Two-Year and One-Year
    Certificate Program
  • Summer Workshops

Click here learn more about our programs.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prize




Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, and join our previous winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree; Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll; and Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware.

The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.
SLATE_BOOKS_webcomicThe winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.

Read the complete story on and to see the rest of the excellent shortlist!


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The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth

The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Location, Location, Location

Here’s a new comic about the journey of moving to Vermont to make and teach comics, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty and 2008-09 fellow Alec Longstreth. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION debuted at The Society of Illustrators Ten Years of Fellowship at The Center for Cartoon Studies exhibit opening and was a feature comic at MoCCA Fest 2016. Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION comic online, here!

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Visiting Artist: John Martz

The Center for Cartoon Studies

John Martz is an Ignatz winning illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. Martz also illustrated Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013).

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Will Eisner Week: March 1-7, 2016

March 2, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm


The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm

Comics and Graphic Novel reading and talk by James Sturm, cartoonist and co-founder, The Center for Cartoon Studies, student Tillie Walden (I Love This Part), and James Lawson (Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous).

Location: Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton MA

Free and open to the public.

Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Archive Exhibit at Studio Place Arts Gallery

January 23, 2016
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
January 26, 2016toFebruary 27, 2016


From The Center for Cartoon Studies Archives
Studio Place Arts in Barre Vermont

Jan. 19 – Feb. 20, 2016

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 Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Patrick McDonnell (Mutt’s) Ernie Bushmiller (Nancy), or Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), the collection is a vital part of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) curriculum, regularly brought into the classroom and exhibited to inspire the next generation of cartoonists.

Studio Place Arts
Barre, Vermont
Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm
Sat: Noon-4pm


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The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents Q & A
With Tillie Walden ’16


Click here to download our 2015 Annual Appeal Comic by The Center for Cartoon Student Tillie Walden ’16.

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War Stories, Illustrated: Cartoonists and Veterans Collaborate on New Anthology


CCS student Kelly Swann’s
field sketch of Kevin Willey

NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project: A Powerful Account of a Veteran

Listen to New Hampshire Public Radio on The Center for Cartoon Studies collaboration with the VA Medical Center. This past year students and faculty from The Center for Cartooning Studies (CCS) invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics.


The cartoonist veteran project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.


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Next Up: Julie Delporte


Julie Delporte is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is one of the organizers of Montreal’s annual 48 Heures comics festival. In 2011, Delporte was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies. She is perhaps best known for The Dream of the Disaster, published with Vincent Giard, the zine The Last MileJournal, published by Koyama Press, and Everywhere Antennas with Drawn and Quarterly. Delporte has also worked as a journalist, studied film, and illustrated textbooks. Colored pencils and dogs with long ears are her favorite antidepressants.

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