Stories tagged Graphic Novel

Alum Sophie Goldstein Wins Outstanding Mini-Comic Ignatz Award!

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Congratulations! Outstanding Mini-Comic: House of Women, by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein.

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Outstanding Anthology or Collection: QU33R, edited by Robert Kirby also features several CCS folks!

Click here to see a complete list of 2014 Ignatz nominees and award winners.

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Visiting Artist: John Porcellino

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John Porcellino has been writing, drawing, and publishing comics and graphic novels for over thirty years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, first published in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. Porcellino’s work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, and Korean.  His latest creation, The Hospital Suite, will be debuting at SPX this fall. 

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CCS Fall Visiting Artist Line Up

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Fall Visiting Artist lineup is here!  Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Warren Bernard, Harry Bliss, Farel Dalrymple, Tom Gammill, Kevin Huizenga, Peter Kuper, Mell Lazarus, Tara McGowan, Ilan Manouach, John Porcellino, Karl Stevens, and Dana Walrath.

Kicking off the fall Visiting Artist session:

Farel Dalrymple is an American artist and alternative comics creator. He is best known for his award-winning comics series Pop Gun War. Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. He is currently working on a Pop Gun War  follow up (Pop Gun War : Chain Letter), drawing his Eisner nominated web comic, It Will All Hurt for studygroupcomics, and illustrating The Earfarmer, a science fiction love story for Dark Horse Presents with writer Chris Stevens. Farel Dalrymple‘s brand new book is an original 304-page water-colored comic book/graphic novel, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books.

 

 

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CCS Book Proposal Contest Winner Is Josh Rosen!

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The winning project for the The Center for Cartoon Studies Book Proposal Contest goes to alum Josh Rosen! The contest was open to alum of The Center for Cartoon Studies. Josh’s graphic novel proposal, The Secret Adventures of Felix Pinn, will be represented to trade book publishers by Judith Hansen, a literary agent who represents such cartoonists as Scott McCloud, R. Crumb, Raina Telgemeier, Gene Luen Yang, Kazu Kibuishi, Ben Hatke, Vera Brosgol and Bryan Lee O’Malley. Josh is also awarded $1000! The winner was selected by Barnes & Noble’s Jim Killen and Judith Hansen. Congratulations Josh!

Finalists included:
Rita by Tom O’Brien
The Basket Ogress by Colleen Frakes
Hell or High Water by Wade Simpson
Bek by Alex Kim
How to Survive in the North by Luke Healy

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This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Kazu Kibuishi

May 17, 2014

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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.

Commencement Ceremony:
May 17th, 11am

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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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The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlist

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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

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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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Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis Book Releases

November 5, 2013
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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

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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:
cartoonstudies.org/studioprize

Special thanks to our sponsors this year!:

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