Portfolio Day at CCS
An event for Prospective Students
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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!
The Center for Cartoon Studies
White River Junction, Vermont
Tags: Cartooning, Comics, MFA, Portfolio Day, Studycomics
Create Comics Workshop, July 7-11
|July 7, 2014||to||July 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.
Tags: Cartoon Workshop, CCS, Comics, create comics, Vermont
12 Panel Pitch: Feature Films As Short Cartoons
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.
Tags: Cartoons, Comics, Jim Rugg, panel pitch, Paul Karasik, Slate
Next Up Visiting Artist: Josh Neufeld
Josh Neufeld is a cartoonist who works primarily in the field of nonfiction comics, specifically as a comics journalist. Josh is the writer/artist of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, and the Xeric Award-winning graphic travelogue A Few Perfect Hours (and Other Stories from Southeast Asia & Central Europe). He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller The Influencing Machine: Brook Gladstone On the Media. A longtime artist for Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, and Josh’s art has been exhibited in gallery and museum shows in the United States and Europe.
Tags: A Few Perfect Hours, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, Cartoon, Comics, comics journalism, Harvey Pekar, Josh Neufeld, The Influencing Machine
Saturday Cartoon Club at CCS
|February 1, 2014|
|March 1, 2014|
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!
10-11:30am at The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office building. Stick around after the session to visit The Schulz Library Reading Room.
The cost is $25 per session, or sign up for all four for only $80.
Click here for more information and to register!
Tags: Cartoon Club, Children Lit, Comics, Comics Camp, Upper Valley, Vermont, White River Junction
Visiting Artist: Suzy Becker
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.
Tags: All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Children Lit, Comics, Greeting Cards, Suzy Becker, Widget Factory
Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis Book Releases
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!
Buy a copy today!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, comic adventure, Comics, Graphic Novel, Jon Chad, Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis, White River Junction
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
Tags: Ariel Bordeaux, CCS, Comics, Deep Girl, Fantagraphics, PaperRocket, Raisin Pie, Robyn Chapman
CCS Achieves International Student Program Approval
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is now officially approved by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll international students in our Master of Fine Arts program. CCS has conducted workshops and participated in events in Portugal, Italy, Canada, and Bahrain to name a few, and has hosted cartoonists-in-training from Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, and Indonesia. With SEVP certification, international students can now more easily attend CCS to study comics! To learn more about the MFA program and to apply to CCS, click here.
Tags: Cartooning, Comics, International Student, MFA, Student and Exchange Visitor Program, Study Comics
Second Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize
Each year 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 Christopher Butcher of the world-famous comic book store The Beguiling and co-founder of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Click, here, to read the complete story on Slate.com
Submission forms and entry details can be found here:
Special thanks to our sponsors this year!:
Tags: Cartooning, Cartooning Program, cartoonist, cartoonist studio prize, Chris Butcher, Comics, Copic, Dan Kois, Graphic Novel, Slate, Strathmore, The Beguiling, Web Comic