Stories tagged Dakota McFadzean

Dakota McFadzean ’12 wins Doug Wright Award!



The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were recognized May 14 at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Dakota McFadzean for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, Patrick Kyle, and Michael Deforge.

Congratulations also to alum Rebecca Roher ’15 who was nominated for Mom Body!

The Doug Wright Awards is a feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 12th annual Wright Awards were held in downtown Toronto. The evening featured special appearances by R. Sikoryak (Raw, Masterpiece Comics), special guest presenters Seth, Chester Brown, Jeet Heer, Heidi McDonald, Chris Kuzma, Maurice Vellekoop, Nathalie Atkinson, and Betty Liang.

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Congratulations to CCS 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees!

September 19, 2015


The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2015 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz Awards will be presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30 P.M. For more information on SPX:

Outstanding Graphic Novel
Saint Cole
by CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver

Promising New Talent
CCS alum Dakota McFadzean (’12) – Don’t Get Eaten by Anything

Outstanding Comic
The Oven
by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein (’13)

Outstanding Minicomic
Whalen: A Reckoning by CCS alum Audry (’15)

Outstanding Online Comic
Mom Body by CCS alum Rebecca Roher (’15)

Click here for a complete list of Ignatz nominees!



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SEVEN DAYS: The Cartoon Issue


Vermont’s SEVEN DAYS Annual Cartoon Issue

Featuring cartoons by graduates of CCS: Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Luke Healy, Josh Lees, Dakota McFadzean, Aaron Shrewsbury, and Andy Warner! Contributors also include recent CCS fellow Nicole Georges, faculty Jon Chad, Tom Azarian, Alison Bechdel, Jason Cooley, Glynnis Fawkes, Ghostshrimp, Theo Ellsworth, Kaz, James Kochalka, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, John Kovaleski, Rachel Lindsay, Matt Morris, and Tim Newcomb.

Pick up a print copy today!  Click here to read the Digital Edition!

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CCS Alum Featured In The Best American Comics


Alum Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein make the Best American Comics 2013 book!

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. The 2013 Editor is Jeff Smith—CCS commencement speaker, creator of the comic Bone. Cover drawing by Kate Beaton.

Notable Comics from CCS also listed in the book:
Jon Chad, Bikeman
Charles Forsman, TEOTFW, Parts 1-7
Luke Howard, All Coons Look Alike to Me: The Life of Ernest Hogan, Father of Ragtime
Jason Lutes, Berlin No. 18
Dakota McFadzean, Unkindness
Gabby Schulz, Sick, Gabby’s Playhouse
Laura Terry, Overboard
Andy Warner, The Man Who Build Beirut
The Cartoon Crier, a collaborative project between The Center for Cartoon Studies and National Cartoonist Society

The Best American Comics 2013 releases October 8th.

Click here to pre-order a copy!


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Seven Days: All Cartoons


The comics from Seven Days’ recent all-cartoon issue are available online!

Click here for contributor bios and comics by Carl Antonowicz, Eleri Mai Harris, Rachel Dukes, Bill Volk, Bryan Stone, Allie Kleber, Donna Almendrala and more.

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CCS at CAKE 2013


The second annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will take place this weekend, June 15th and 16th. Folks in the area, stop by and see CCS alums Beth Hetland, Josh Kramer, Luke Howard, Laurel Lynn Leake, April Malig, Sasha Steinberg, Melanie Gillman, Dakota McFadzean, Penina Gal, Betsey Swardlick and more!

For a look at some alumni work debuting at CAKE, click “more.”

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Other Stories: Dakota McFadzean


Dakota McFadzean (CCS ’12) is known for his ability to combine classic comic conventions with the darkest modern humor, juxtapose the minutiae of the daily grind with the vastness of the universe, render the bleakest truths of human existence in the most charming, accessible style, and still get us to laugh day after day.  It’s very exciting to announce that his book Other Stories and the Horse You Rode In On, a collection of short works, will be available this fall from Conundrum Press. Bring on the lawn gnomes, the displaced faces, and the telekinetic pigeons! They’re all there, under a yawning Saskatchewan sky.


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Last spring, Jeff Kinney visited The Center for Cartoon Studies and inspired this year’s annual appeal. Click here to read the brochure (2mb pdf) online now.

Make a donation to CCS online today!


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Center for Cartoon Studies Alum in Best American Comics 2012

CCS ’12 Alum Dakota McFadzean in Best American Comics of 2012 edited by Françoise Mouly and out in September of this year.

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Thesis Exhibition On Exhibit, May 12 – June 16

The Center for Cartoon Studies
2012 Thesis Exhibition

An exhibition featuring work by the graduating class of The Center for Cartoon Studies.

Exhibition runs Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm, through Saturday, June 16.

Location: CCS Gallery, Colodny Building, White River Junction, Vermont.

Click here to see photos of the exhibit online!

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