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Watch “How to Draw Some Attention to my Graphic Novel Workshop” by CCS instructor Paul Karasik

Graphic Novel Workshop:

Session 1: August 3-7
Session II: August 10-14

Optional online extension!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops

Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?

Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week in White River Junction, Vermont. Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New YorkerCity of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized PlanetsHow To Read Nancy), and a renowned teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

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Will Eisner Week Event at The Schulz Library

March 6, 2015
5:00 pmto7:00 pm


Celebrating comics and the graphic novel
at The Schulz Library

Open House:
Friday, March 6, 5-7pm

Schulz Library
The Center for Cartoon Studies
46 South Main Street
White River Junction

Explore The Center for Cartoon Studies’ collection of comics and graphic novels and browse a special display of books by the legendary Will Eisner at its Schulz Library. The Schulz librarians will be offering guided tours of the library collection. Free comics for those who attend!

A special exhibit of original art from the CCS Archive is also on display in the CCS Gallery.


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Will Eisner Week:
March 1-7, 2015

March 5, 2015


at The Center for Cartoon Studies

CCS Fellow Sophie Yanow

Thursday, March 5, 3-5pm

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies, Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont. Free and open to the public.

In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. For more information on Sophie Yanow, visit

Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”

For a list of all upcoming CCS Will Eisner Week events, click here.

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Will Eisner Week:
March 1-7, 2015


An annual celebration promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech and the legacy of sequential art legend, Will Eisner. Stay tuned for The Center for Cartoon Studies events and more! For more information, visit:

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Third Annual Cartoonist Studio Prize



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 Paul Karasik, co-creator (with David Mazzucchelli) of the graphic novelization of Paul Auster’s “City of Glass”. Submission forms and entry details can be found here:

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Alum Sophie Goldstein Wins Outstanding Mini-Comic Ignatz Award!


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


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


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


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


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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