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Three The Center for Cartoon Studies alumni and past fellow have made the Best American Comics of 2016: Notable Comics list!

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Best American Comics 2016 CCS Notables

TILLIE WALDEN ’16The End of Summer 

MELISSA MENDES ’10The Weight #1-3 

 DW ’12, Mountebank, Pages 1-26Irene 5 

 BLAISE LARMEE, (CCS Fellow ’11-’12) 3 Books

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Next Up Visiting Artists: Melissa Mendes and Charles Forsman

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Melissa Mendes  lives and works in Hancock, Massachusetts. She attended Hampshire College for her undergraduate studies, and at The Center for Cartoon Studies she got her MFA. In 2010 she received a Xeric Grant to publish her first graphic novel, Freddy Stories. She has drawn comics with the Ladydrawers for Trughout.org,  Bitch Media, and illustrated a chapter book called Jack Strong Takes a Stand (Roaring Brook Press). Her comic, Lou, was published in 17 issues by Oily Comics. She is drawing a series for Belt Magazine titled Harvey and Me, written by Ann Elizabeth Moore, about her adventures with Harvey Pekar. Melissa is currently serializing her graphic novel, The Weight.

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Charles Forsman is a 2008 graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. Forman is a three-time Ignatz Award-winner for his self-published mini comic, Snake Oil and his graphic novel The End of The Fucking World (Fantagraphics). Fantagraphics also published his graphic novel Celebrated Summer in 2014. Forsman lives in Hancock, Massachusetts where he runs Oily Comics and works on his monthly action comic book, Revenger.

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Spring Visiting Artist Line Up!

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Hal Mayforth, Meags Fitzgerald, Chuck Forsman ’08, Melissa Mendes ’10, Susie Cagle, Leslie Stein, John Martz, Bill Griffith, Jen Vaughn ’10, Rutu Modan.

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At the Junction of Words and Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies

January 27, 2016 7:00 pmtoFebruary 9, 2016 8:00 pm

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Guest curator and Professor of English, Craig Fischer as assembled an impressive The Center for Cartoon Studies ten year exhibit currently on exhibit at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. 

Presentation by James Sturm
January 27, 2016, 7pm

At the Junction of Words & Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) exhibit will feature work by CCS faculty and co-founder James Sturm, Stephen R. Bissette and Jason Lutes as well as by CCS Fellows Chris Wright (2008-09), Julie Delporte (2011-12), Connor Willumsen (2012-13) and Sophie Yanow (2014-15). Also included are examples of art by CCS graduates Dan Archer ’08, Charles Forsman ’08, Colleen Frakes ’07, Sophie Goldstein ’13, Luke Howard ’13, Joseph Lambert ’08, Melissa Mendes ’10 and cartoonists who have collaborated with the school on various book projects. 

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Short Run Special Guests: Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10

October 31, 2015

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Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10, will be making their first-ever Seattle Short Run appearance. Meet these breakthrough young artists, and founder of micro-publisher Oily Comics, on Saturday, October 31st, held in Seattle Center.

For more information, visit shortrun.org

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From The CCS Archives:
The Cartoon Crier

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FROM THE CCS ARCHIVES:
The Cartoon Crier

Read The Cartoon Crier online!

The word “comic” has always been a bit of a misnomer and The Cartoon Crier hopes to set the record straight. Sorrow and woe is the focus of this free 36-page newspaper tabloid that highlights the work of The National Cartoonists Society members and of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ community.

The Cartoon Crier features the saddest strips from iconic comics like Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, B.C., and For Better and For WorseThe Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, Mell Lazarus, Melissa Mendes, Joe Lambert, Tom Gammill, Hilary Price, Laura Park, Richard Thompson, and Mo Willems, as well as new work from the paper’s editors, Cole Closser, R. Sikoryak, and James Sturm.

 

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Alum Chuck Forsman Reports on The Comics Journal New Talent Showcase

Alum Chuck Forsman reports on Oily Comics and some of its artists including The Center for Cartoon Studies Belgium Fellow Max de Radigués (image above) and alum Aaron Cockle, Andy Burkholder, and Jessica Campbell. Read The Comics Journal “New Talent Showcase 9” story online!

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CAKE Chicago: Special Guest Alum Lucy Knisley

June 16, 2012toJune 17, 2012

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE]
June 16 & 17

CAKE Special Guest, CCS alum Lucy Knisley! Visit Lucy’s site to read her webcomic, Stop Paying Attention, and to buy comics:  LucyKnisley.com


Also, debuting at CAKE: Island Brat 2, by CCS Alum Colleen Frakes. Island Brat is about living on McNeil Island, home to America’s last island prison, accessible only by air or sea. Visit Colleen’s site: tragicrelief.com

CCS students and alum exhibiting, include: Sophie GoldsteinSasha SteinbergSean FordChuck ForsmanColleen FrakesPenina GalBeth HetlandLucy KnisleyJosh KramerMelissa MendesAnnie MurphyBetsey Swardlick.

CCS fellows Blaise Larmee and Gabby Schulz will also be exhibiting!


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Read The Cartoon Crier Online Today!

Read The Cartoon Crier online!

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The Cartoon Crier: Read It and Weep

May 1, 2012

The word “comic” has always been a bit of a misnomer and The Cartoon Crier hopes to set the record straight. Sorrow and woe is the focus of this free 36-page newspaper tabloid that highlights the work of The National Cartoonists Society members and of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ community.

The Cartoon Crier features the saddest strips from iconic comics like Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, B.C., and For Better and For Worse. The Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, Mell Lazarus, Melissa Mendes, Joe Lambert, Tom Gammill, Hilary Price, Laura Park, Richard Thompson, and Mo Willems, as well as new work from the paper’s editors, Cole Closser, R. Sikoryak, and James Sturm.

The Cartoon Crier premiered at the 2012 The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival (MoCCA) in New York City and will be available as a free download on May 1 from cartoonstudies.org.

Image above: MONSTER by CCS student Dan Rinylo 

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