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
CCS at MICE Expo in Cambridge
|September 28, 2013||to||September 29, 2013|
With special guest The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Lucy Knisley
Faculty, alumni and students also participating in several other programs and panels including R. Sikoryak’s special edition of his long running comics/performance series, and Making Mini-Comics! with Jon Chad.
Alum exhibiting: Carl Antonowicz, Matt Aucoin, Jon Chad, Lena Chandhok, Dog City Press, Holly Foltz, Sophie Goldstein, Beth Hetland, Allie Kleber, Lucy Knisley, Jeff Lok, Mia Onorato, Paul Swartz.
For more information, visit: micexpo.org
Tags: Allie Kleber, Beth Hetland, Carl Antonowicz, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comics, Dog City Press, Holly Foltz, Jeff Lok, Jon Chad, Lena Chandhok, Lucy Knisley, Matt Aucoin, MFA, Mia Onorato, MICE, Mini-comics, Paul Swartz, R. Sikoryak, Sophie Goldstein
Congrats, Class of 2013!
Every year CCS commissions a cartoonist to create its diploma. This year’s diploma is courtesy of R. Sikoryak!
Congratulations, class of 2013!
(Larger image on Flickr)
Tags: class of 2013, Commencement, R. Sikoryak
Meet Cartoon Studies Staff, Faculty, and Students at The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
September 29, 2012
This year’s special guest at MICE is The Center for Cartoon Studies thesis advisor and recent visiting faculty, R. Sikoryak. His work has been published in legendary alternative comic “RAW,” the New Yorker magazine, and in his collection Masterpiece Comics.
Visit The Center for Cartoon Studies table to learn about our graduate MFA program, certificates, and workshops.
Click here for more information on MICE.
Tags: Cambridge, Cartoon Studies, Graduate Degree, Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, Master of Fine Arts, MFA, MICE, R. Sikoryak, Vermont
Read The Cartoon Crier Online Today!
Read The Cartoon Crier online!
Tags: B.C., Beetle Bailey, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Cole Closser, Dennis the Menace, Family Circus, For Better and For Worse, Hilary Price, Ivan Brunetti, James Sturm, Joe Lambert, Laura Park, Melissa Mendes, Mell Lazarus, Mo Willems, National Cartoonist Society, NCS, R. Sikoryak, Richard Thompson, The Cartoon Crier, Tom Gammill
The Cartoon Crier: Read It and Weep
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
Tags: and For Better and For Worse. The Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, and Mo Willems, B.C., Beetle Bailey, Cartoon Crier, Cartoon Studies, Cole Closser, Dennis the Menace, Family Circus, Hilary Price, James Sturm, Joe Lambert, Laura Park, Melissa Mendes, Mell Lazarus, MoCCA, National Cartoonist Society, NCS, R. Sikoryak, Richard Thompson, Tom Gammill
First Friday at The Center for Cartoon Studies
Friday, April 6
CCS is celebrating the First Friday in April with a bevy of activities for comics lovers!
3pm: Prospective student tour of campus.
Applicants can schedule an admissions portfolio reviews with CCS faculty. Anyone scheduling a review will receive an application fee waiver coupon for Fall 2012.
Contact us to make an appointment.
5-6:30pm: Book sale and signing!
Alum Joe Lambert will be on hand to sign copies of Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, the latest graphic novel series by CCS featuring the lives of remarkable Americans. Faculty member Jon Chad will be signing copies of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth.
featuring work by CCS students and hosted by cartoonist and visiting CCS faculty R. Sikoryak.
The Center for Cartoon Studies
94 South Main Street
Tags: Carousel: Cartoon Slide Show, First Friday, R. Sikoryak
Visiting Artist: Bob Sikoryak
R. Sikoryak is best known for his collection Masterpiece Comics. He was formerly an associate editor and contributor to RAW, the groundbreaking 1980s comic
anthology. He’s drawn for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Onion, Nickelodeon,The New Yorker, and other media titans. Sikoryak is also known for his “Carousel” series of multimedia comics slideshows, featuring cartoonists like Lauren Weinstein, Michael Kupperman, Jason Little, and himself, which have been presented in various venues in the United States and Canada since 1997. Sikoryak relocated to White River Junction for the 2011-12 academic year to teach at The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Tags: Bob Sikoryak, Carousel, Masterpiece Comics, Nickelodean, R. Sikoryak, RAW, The Daily Show, The New Yorker, The Onion
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