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CCS Spring Visiting Artist Line Up!

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Spring Visiting Artist lineup is here!  Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Jo Knowles, Jo Dery, Maurice Vellekoop, Jess Ruffilson, Craig Fischer, CCS Alum Dan Archer, Jen Sorensen, George Pratt, Ellen Forney, Alison Baker, Tom Kaczynski, Chris Pitzer, CCS Alum Jen Vaughn, and Danielle Corcetto.

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This Summer: Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik!

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“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”

Graphic Novel Workshop:

Session 1: August 3-7
Session II: August 10-14

Optional online extension!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops

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 YorkerCity of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized PlanetsHow To Read Nancy), and a renowned teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

“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

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Spring Portfolio Day at CCS

March 21, 2015

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Portfolio Day
Saturday, March 21, 1pm

An event for Prospective Students

1-4pm
Bring your sketchbook!
Admissions Portfolio Reviews
Learn more about the program
Meet faculty and students
Tour the campus

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Saturday Cartoon Club Winter Session

February 7, 2015
March 7, 2015

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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!

Next Saturday Morning Cartoon Club:

February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club

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Third Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize

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The Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois,  the faculty and students of The Center for Cartoon Studies, and a distinguished guest judge. This year’s guest judge will be Paul Karasik, co-creator (with David Mazzucchelli) of the graphic novelization of Paul Auster’s “City of Glass”. Submission forms and entry details can be found here: cartoonstudies.org/studioprize

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HOW TO GUIDEBOOK by The Center for Cartoon Studies

Click here to read or download How To Draw Comics, A Guidebook to The Center for Cartoon Studies.

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Saturday Cartoon Club: December 6

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December 6, 2014

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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!

Next Saturday Morning Cartoon Club:

December 6

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club

 

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Visiting Artist: Tara McGowan

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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.

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Alum Sophie Goldstein Wins Outstanding Mini-Comic Ignatz Award!

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Congratulations! Outstanding Mini-Comic: House of Women, by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein.

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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.

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Visiting Artist: John Porcellino

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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. 

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