CAKE Chicago: Special Guest Alum Lucy Knisley
|June 16, 2012||to||June 17, 2012|
Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE]
June 16 & 17
CAKE Special Guest, CCS alum Lucy Knisley! Visit Lucy’s site to read her webcomic, Stop Paying Attention, and to buy comics: LucyKnisley.com
Also, debuting at CAKE: Island Brat 2, by CCS Alum Colleen Frakes. Island Brat is about living on McNeil Island, home to America’s last island prison, accessible only by air or sea. Visit Colleen’s site: tragicrelief.com
CCS students and alum exhibiting, include: Sophie Goldstein, Sasha Steinberg, Sean Ford, Chuck Forsman, Colleen Frakes, Penina Gal, Beth Hetland, Lucy Knisley, Josh Kramer, Melissa Mendes, Annie Murphy, Betsey Swardlick.
CCS fellows Blaise Larmee and Gabby Schulz will also be exhibiting!
Tags: Annie Murphy, Beth Hetland, Betsey Swardlick, Blaise Larmee, CAKE, Cartoon Studies, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Chuck Forsman, Colleen Frakes, Gabby Schulz, Island Brats, Josh Kramer, Lucy Knisley, Melissa Mendes, Penina Gal, Sasha Steinberg, Sean Ford, Sophie Goldstein
Retrofit to Publish “Floppy” Comics by CCS Alumni
Retrofit is a new publisher with an old idea: to bring single issue “floppy” comics to the world of alternative comics. Retrofit will publish one issue per month. Their catalog includes indy favorites and newcomers alike. It also includes two CCS alumni, Colleen Frakes (CCS ’07) and Chuck Forsman (CCS ’08). Chuck also designed Retrofit’s logo. Do you want to help fund this ambitious project? Visit the Retrofit Kickstarter page.
Tags: Chuck Forsman, Colleen Frakes, Retrofit
Minis Monday: Colleen Frakes
Alumni Colleen Frakes’ Xeric-winning Tragic Relief stages a four-act fusion of mythic characters and psychological case study. As foreshadowed by the title’s twist of cliché, three parallel sections set up the predicament with an epilogue driving home the message to full effect.
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Tags: Colleen Frakes, Comics Journal, Tragic Relief
Congratulations Ignatz Winner Colleen Frakes
CCS alum Colleen Frakes receives the Ignatz Promising New Talent Award for Woman King. The Award is a Small Press Expo prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. Buy a copy today!
Another White River Junction cartoonist, Cat Garza (Year of the Rat), received and Ignatz for Outstanding Online Comic. Congratulations Cat!
Tags: Alum, Colleen Frakes, Ignatz