Stories tagged Comics

Saturday Cartoon Club

May 3, 2014
10:00 amto11:30 am

Kids + Comics = YOWZA!

Are you at least 9 years old? Do you like to draw comics? Have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join the Saturday Morning Cartooning Club!

Next session:  May 3

10-11:30am at The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office building. Stick around after the session to visit The Schulz Library Reading Room.

Click here for more information and to register!

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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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The Conscience of a Cartoonist: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

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White River Junction, Vermont — The Center for Cartoon Studies and Norwich Public Library present Passion, Politics and Panels!: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow. This lively discussion of cartooning and politics is in conjunction with the release of Danziger’s new book from Fantagraphics Books, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

The event takes place on Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm, at the Norwich Congregational Church, 15 Church Street, Norwich, Vermont, and is free and open to the public.

Danziger is a political cartoonist syndicated by The New York Times worldwide. He was finalist for 1993 The Pulitzer Prize, awarded the 2006 Herblock Prize, the 2008 Thomas Nast Prize, and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has produced ten books of cartoons, a children’s book, The Champlain Monster, and a novel about the Vietnam war. Danziger was born in New York City.  His 40-year cartooning career has included working with the New York Daily News, The Rutland Herald, and Christian Science Monitor.

Tom Tomorrow (a.k.a. Dan Perkins) is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S., and on websites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. He received the first place Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998 and in 2003.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Introduces New Master of Fine Arts Track

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White River Junction, Vermont — Since opening its doors in 2005, the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has been committed to exploring the artistic and literary potential of cartooning. Beginning in Fall 2014, CCS will offer a new MFA track in “Applied Cartooning,” exploring how comics can impact such diverse fields as health, business, public policy, and education.

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Cartoon Club Summer Session Registration Now Open

July 14, 2014toJuly 18, 2014
July 21, 2014toJuly 25, 2014

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Attention Upper Valley Parents!

Cartooning Club: Summer Edition

All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club. 

Sessions:
July 14-18 & July 21-25
9am-12noon

Click here for more information and to register!

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CCS Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event that introduces CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics.  Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros. This year’s line up includes: Andrew Arnold is a book designer for the children’s book company Roaring Brook Press. Holly Bemiss is an agent at the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of the world renowned, Montreal-based graphic novel and comics arts company Drawn & QuarterlyDan Kois is the senior editor at the Slate Book Review. Tucker Stone is a comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal and the US Sales and Marketing Director for Nobrow.

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Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

April 17, 2014
7:30 pm

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The Center for Cartoon Studies
and Norwich Public Library present

The CONSCIENCE of
a CARTOONIST

JEFF DANZIGER
in Conversation
with TOM TOMORROW

Come celebrate the release of Danziger’s new book,
THE CONSCIENCE OF A CARTOONIST, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm

Norwich Congregational Church
15 Church Street
Norwich, Vermont

Free and open to the public.

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Create Comics Workshop, July 7-11

July 7, 2014toJuly 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.

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Portfolio Day at CCS

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An event for Prospective Students

Saturday, March 15, 2014
10am-1pm

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

Who should attend?
Prospective students, applicants, college students, high school seniors and graduates

Space is limited!
Click here to register online now!

Location:
The Center for Cartoon Studies
White River Junction, Vermont

Questions?
(802) 295-3319
admissions@cartoonstudies.org

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12 Panel Pitch: Feature Films As Short Cartoons

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After selecting the five most promising submissions, we sent them along to the incomparable Jim Rugg to make the final choice. 

The 12 Panel Pitch final selection goes to Paul Karasik! Read ”Meet Abe, a boy from broken home tries to build his own” on Slate.com. Drawn by  Jim Rugg.

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