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Spotlight: Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman on books

Robyn Chapman has a long history with CCS, from our founding days! She is currently an editor at First Second, but she also makes her own mini comics when she has time and runs The Tiny Report, a chronicle of the comics micro-press movement to help bring awareness to the books this movement gets published.

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Next Up: Industry Day

In addition to our weekly Visiting Artist Seminar, a special Industry Day event is scheduled every spring. Professionals from the comics industry descend on White River Junction and The Center for Cartoon Studies. The entire day is set aside for the event with guests take part in a panel where the state of the comics industry and publishing are discussed at length. This year’s guests include Robyn Chapman (First Second), Calvin Reid (Publisher’s Weekly), Sheila Keenan (Penguin Random House), Tanya McKinnon (McKinnon McIntyre Literary Agency), Kevin Czap (Czap Books).

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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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CCS Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event that introduces CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics.  Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros. This year’s line up includes: Andrew Arnold is a book designer for the children’s book company Roaring Brook Press. Holly Bemiss is an agent at the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of the world renowned, Montreal-based graphic novel and comics arts company Drawn & QuarterlyDan Kois is the senior editor at the Slate Book Review. Tucker Stone is a comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal and the US Sales and Marketing Director for Nobrow.

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CCS Industry Day 2012

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 Gary Groth (Fantagraphics/The Comics Journal), Judy Hansen (Hansen Literary Agency), Annie Koyama (Koyama Press), Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics), and Terry Nantier (NBM Publishing). Read more about our Industry Day guests on the Schulz Blog!

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CCS Industry Day 2011

Journalist and cartoonist Jen Vaughn (CCS ’10) covers CCS Industry Day for The Beat.  Industry Day is an annual event that introduced CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics.  Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros.  Read the complete article for more details.

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Tom Spurgeon Reports on CCS Visit

Tom Spurgeon, of the Comics Reporter, offered a detailed report of his recent visit to CCS.  Tom was a special guest for CCS’s Industry Day and acted as the moderator for the panel discussion.  Read his full report on the Comics Reporter.

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