Visiting Artist: Rick Veitch
Rick Veitch is known as a distinctive fantasy artist and writer for Marvel’s Epic Comics line, for which he created three graphic novels, Abraxas and the Earthman, Heartburst, and The One. Veitch worked on DC’s Swamp Thing with his friends Totleben and Bissette. He also created the graphic novels Bratpack and The Maximortal, and created his own publishing imprint, King Hell Press. In 2011, Veitch wrote and pencilled the book The Big Lie.
Tags: Abraxas and the Earthman, Bissette, Comics, Graphic Novels, Heartburst, Marvel, Moore, Rick Veitch, Swamp Thing, The One, Totleben
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!
Tags: Andy Warner, Best American Comics, Charles Forsman, Comics, Dakota McFadzean, Gabby Schulz, Graphic Novels, Jason Lutes, Jeff Smith, Joe Lambert, Jon Chad, Luke Howard, Sophie Goldstein
Why We Work:
The Schulz Library
at The Center for Cartoon Studies
The Schulz Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies moved into its new home this past year. Thanks to donations from publishers, cartoonists, and faculty members the Schulz Library collection continues to grow. Thanks to R.Sikoryak and The Will Eisner Technology Initiative, The Schulz Library now has a new digital collection of thousands of golden and silver age comic books in a searchable data base. A robust technology resource, including EReaders, iPads, scanners, tablets, and laptops are also available for check-out. There’s hot tea for those who want to relax in one of the library’s comfy chairs where a cold winter’s day can be spent discovering a new favorite cartoonist or reading the book that made you want to become a cartoonist in the first place.
Visit the Schulz Blog to search the catalog, read interviews with faculty and alum, see some of our recent acquisitions, book reviews, and more.
Tags: Cartooning, Graphic Novels, R. Sikoryak, Schulz Blog, Schulz Library, Special Collection, Why We Work, Will Eisner Technology Initiative
Why We Work:
The Schulz Library
In the summer of 2011, as the White River swelled during Hurricane Irene, a bucket brigade of cartoon students, CCS staff, and community members, evacuated the library’s 10,000 volumes. Emotions ran high that night as graphic novels, comic strip collections, and mini-comics passed from hand-to-hand. As a community of cartoonists we are well aware of the debt we owe those that came before us and the appreciation for these books (and the cartoonists who made them) fueled a heroic effort. Working through the night, not a single volume was lost.
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Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartoons, Comics, Graphic Novels, Hurricane Irene, Peanuts, Schulz Library, White River Junction< CCS
New Yorker Cartoonist and Children’s Book Illustrator Ed Koren Talks About His Wild Scribble Career
The 4th Annual Bookstock, the Green Mountain Festival of Words, will take place on Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29, 2012 in the beautiful village of Woodstock, Vermont.
Special Guest: Ed Koren
One Thousand Cartoons and Counting: Passion, Neuroses and Silliness
Also, don’t miss David Berona‘s Reading Pictures: The Language of Wordless Books. Wordless books and woodcut novels, an old way of telling new stories and the growing importance of visual narrative.
For more information about Bookstock, visit: bookstockvt.org
Click here for more information on The Center for Cartoon Studies summer workshops and upcoming Master Class with Paul Karasik.
Tags: Bookstock, Cartoon Studies, David Berona, Ed Koren, Graphic Novels, New Yorker Cartoonist, Vermont, visual narrative, Woodcut novels, Woodstock, Wordless Books
CCS and Howe Library Present Graphic Novels: Not Just For Kids
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Graphic Novels: Not Just For Kids, summer discussion and lecture series sponsored by the Howe Library and The Center for Cartoon Studies, concludes with a special lecture by CCS faculty Steve Bissette on the history of the graphic novel.
Friday, August 3, at 6pm at The Center for Cartoon Studies Colodny Building (94 South Main Street) in White River Junction, Vermont.
For more information about, visit: thehowe.org
Tags: Center for Cartoon Studies, First Friday, Graphic Novels, Howe Library, Steve Bissette, White River Junction
This month, The Center for Cartoon Studies sent some goodies out to our BFFs (Bookstore Friends Forever). Be sure to check out your own local bookstores and comic shops to get a peek at what CCS is up to, and the chance to score a special application fee waiver for Fall 2012. These packets were made possible by the generosity of our friends at Diamond!
Tags: Bookstore, Comic Shop, Comics, DC, Diamond, Graphic Novels
Summer 2012 Workshop Line Up:
NEW! CHILDREN’S BOOKS
NEW! CARTOONING STUDIO:
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
July 30-August 3
EXTENDED STUDIO OPTION
NEW! MASTER CLASS
IN COMICS NARRATIVE
with Paul Karasik
For more information and to register…
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartoon Workshops, Cartooning Studio, Children's Book Illustration, Children's Book Workshop, Comic, create comics, drawing, Graphic Novels, Paul Karasik, Publication Design, Sequential Art
Study Comics in Vermont
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a course of study designed for a small group of dedicated students with a passion and appreciation for graphic novels, storytelling, writing, drawing, comics, and design. CCS offers Master of Fine Arts degree and certificates. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. Learn more CCS’s program…
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning Program, Course of Study, Curriculum, drawing, Graphic Novels, how to draw comics, MFA, Program, Study Comics, Vermont