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Fantagraphics to Publish Mountebank by D. W. ’12 This Summer

D.W. (’12) is releasing his newest comic, Mountebank, with Fantagraphics this summer. A mountebank is a someone who deceives others, especially to trick them out of their money. Doubt you will feel tricked out of your money getting this book, the illustration style does trick your mind. It’s a psychedelic doodle book stretching the boundaries of what is a comic.

 

This is D.W.’s first comic with Fantagraphics. It was also featured as a notable comic in the 2016 Best American Comics. You can already see his psychedelic work in volumes 2, 4, 5, and 6 of Irene, a comic anthology run by Andy Warner and Dakota McFadzean.

Preorder for Mountebank is available now! It ships on July 31, 12017.

 

 

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Visiting Artist: Leslie Stein

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Leslie Stein is a cartoonist and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of the comic book series Eye of the Majestic Creature, as well as the author of Bright-Eyed at Midnight, a collection of diary comics, both published by Fantagraphics Books. She regularly contributes comics to VICE.

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The 2015 Diploma by Jason

2015_CCS_Diplomas_by_JASON_MFAEach year The Center for Cartoon Studies commissions a cartoonist to create a one-of-a-kind diploma for our graduating class. This year, award winning cartoonist Jason, created this stunning masterpiece.

 

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Noah Van Sciver Named CCS Ten Year Anniversary Fellow

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce its 2015-16 fellow, Noah Van Sciver. Noah is an accomplished cartoonist whose work has appeared in Mad magazine, The Best American Comics, The Believer, Wired, Vice and The Stranger, as well as countless graphic anthologies. Van Sciver has four graphic novels: The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, Youth Is Wasted, Saint Cole and Fante Bukowski: Struggling Writer.

Currently living in Denver, Van Sciver is “…looking forward to coming to White River Junction this fall, meeting and working with this year’s students and finishing my book on Johnny Appleseed.”

This is the tenth year of CCS’s fellowship program. To support their work, fellows are provided studio space, a full access pass to CCS’s programing, production lab, and Schulz Library as well as afforded teaching opportunities.

CCS’s current fellow is Sophie Yanow; past fellows include Nicole Georges, Connor Willumsen, Julie Delporte, Blaise Larmee, David Libens, Max de Radigues, Alec Longstreth, Chris Wright, T. Edward Bak, Gabby Schulz, and Robyn Chapman.

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CCS Industry Day

AD.THEOVEN.CVR.72The Oven by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein published by AdHouse Books.

Industry Day gives both the students a chance to have their portfolios looked at by the best in the business (maybe arrange an internship) while the publishers get a chance to see the future of the comics industry and know what talent to look out for. This year guests include CCS alum Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics, ComicsCurator), Allison Baker (Monkey Brain Comics), Tom Kaczynksi (Uncivilized books), Chris Pitzer (AdHouse), Bill Kartalopoulos (Best American Comics).

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Jeff Danziger’s The Conscience of a Cartoonist Now Available!

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The Conscience of a Cartoonist is Jeff Danziger’s tour of instruction and exemplification of the political cartooning art, based on the years following the 9/11 attacks in New York City. The tragedy that day, and the politically disorganized response that followed, are documented by Danziger in his “smart, witty (often hilarious) comic nightmares,” as Jules Feiffer has described them. Danziger cartoons and commentary make a case of how satire and its graphic equivalent, cartooning, can be both a scold and a guide in years of continuing crisis. This coffee-table book is also his exegesis on the art of editorial cartooning. Click here to order a copy of this limited edition book online today!

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Listen to VPR’s interview with Jeff about The Conscience of a Cartoonist and a recent film documentary on political cartooning.

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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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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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Alum Charles Forsman’s TEOTFW Featured on Wired’s Best Comics of 2013

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Wired’s best comics of 2013 covers the span of superhero stories to intensely personal autobiography, including work by Dean Trippe (Something Terrible), Michael DeForge (Ant Comic), Gene Luen Yang (Boxers and Saints), and Simon Hanselmann (Life Zone/Girl Mountain) to name a few.  Click here to see the complete list!

Click here to buy a copy of TEOTFW today!

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Two CCS Alum Make The A.V. Club 10 Best Graphic Novel of 2013

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The A.V. Club‘s picks 10 top art comics and graphic novels of the year, includes 2 CCS alum books: Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost and Chuck Forsman’s Celebrated Summer:

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