Stories tagged Graphic Novel

This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Kazu Kibuishi


The Center for Cartoon Studies is proud to name Kazu Kibuishi as our 2014 Commencement Speaker! Kibuishi is a graphic novelist best known being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and the ongoing bestselling Amulet series for Scholastic. He is also the illustrator of the Harry Potter book covers.



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


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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The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlist


The 10 graphic novels and 10 Web comics up for Slate’s second annual comics prize.  Click here to see the nominees for best graphic novel and web comic of the year! The list includes ambitious work by lifetime masters of the medium and first comics by talented young artists.

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


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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Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis Book Releases

November 5, 2013

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!

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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

Submission forms and entry details can be found here:

Special thanks to our sponsors this year!:


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Graphic Novels Horning in on Children’s Picture Books

The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Adventures in Cartooning

“…the Center for Cartoon Studies’ Adventures in Cartooning is a grand book to help start your personal education about cartooning and how comic books work.”

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This Week Visiting Artists: Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota



Ananth Panagariya is a writer and designer. He has produced work for Oni Press, First Second and Dark Horse Inc., including comics, t-shirt & ad design and production work. He writes constantly, and is usually putting pencil to paper, analog or otherwise.  Yuko Ota is a cartoonist and illustrator in Brooklyn, NY.  She has worked with publishers like Oni Press, Dark Horse Inc., Lerner Publishing and Red5.

Together Panagariya and Ota work on their whimsical slice-of-life comic, Johnny Wander which appears biweekly at Johnny Wander Vol. 1: Don’t Burn the House Down came out in September 2010, followed up by Johnny Wander Vol. 2: Escape to New York in December 2011. They recently wrote Adventure Time: Candy Capers #02which released in August.

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CCS Alumnus and Eisner-Award-Winner Joseph Lambert in Fairy Tale Comics

September 24, 2013

Fairy Tale Comucs

The Center for Cartoon Studies alumnus and Eisner-award-winning graphic novelist Joseph Lambert was recently invited by editor Chris Duffy to participate in Fairy Tale Comics, Duffy’s second children’s comics anthology for First Second.

The anthology also features stories by Emily Carroll, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Raina Talgemeier, Jillian Tamaki, and Craig Thompson, among others. Read more about Fairy Tale Comucs project and interview with Joseph Lambert on The Schulz Library blog:

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Gene Luen Yang


Gene Luen Yang received a Xeric Grant for Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks, his first comics work. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel with First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.


He also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. Recently, he has been working on the comics series Avatar: The Last Airbender. His new book, Boxers & Saintsis the only graphic novel to make The National Book Awards, Longlist category. This follows Yang’s American Born Chinese, the first graphic novel ever to be a finalist for the National Book Awards.

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