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CCS Alum Wins Two Ignatz Awards!

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Congratulations to The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Sophie Goldstein ’13 for winning two Ignatz Awards for The Oven, “Outstanding Graphic Novel” and “Outstanding Comic!” Sophie also received an Ignatz in 2014 for House of Women, Part I.

See the complete list of winners on The Beat.

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Congratulations to CCS 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees!

September 19, 2015


The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2015 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz Awards will be presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30 P.M. For more information on SPX:

Outstanding Graphic Novel
Saint Cole
by CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver

Promising New Talent
CCS alum Dakota McFadzean (’12) – Don’t Get Eaten by Anything

Outstanding Comic
The Oven
by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein (’13)

Outstanding Minicomic
Whalen: A Reckoning by CCS alum Audry (’15)

Outstanding Online Comic
Mom Body by CCS alum Rebecca Roher (’15)

Click here for a complete list of Ignatz nominees!



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Visiting Artist: Executive Director of Small Press Expo Warren Bernard


Warren Bernard is Executive Director of the Small Press Expo (SPX) independent sequential art festival, and is a comics-focused writer and historian. He co-authored the Eisner Award-nominated book Drawing Power, and has extensively researched and written about the 1950s Juvenile Delinquency / Senate Comic Book Hearings. A contributor to more than a dozen books, he often provides rare materials from his own extensive collection. Both the Library of Congress and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) have hosted his lectures. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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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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CCS Alum and Fellows Nominated for SPX Ignatz Awards


The Center for Cartoon Studies Alum (Sophie Goldstein, Luke Howard, Dane Martin) and incoming Fellow Sophie Yanow are nominees for this year’s Ignatz Awards!  Alums Annie Murphy, Jose-Luis Olivares, Sasha Steinberg & recent Fellow Nicole Georges contributed to the nominated QU33R anthology!

Click here to see the complete list of 2014 Small Press Expo Ignatz Nominees.

Small Press Expo will take place September 13-14, 2014, at the North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Washington. Attendees vote for the award during the convention on September 13; the Ignatz ceremony, which is open to the public, is held that evening. For more information about SPX, visit:

Image above is from Outstanding Artist Ignatz Nominee Sophie Goldstein’s House of Women.

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SPX 2014 Special Alt-Weekly Comic Guests: Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, and James Sturm

September 13, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014


SPX  will salute pioneers and early popularizers of the alt-weekly comic by bringing in such major guests as “alt-comics godfather” Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-winning Village Voice legend and author/screenwriter/playwright; Lynda Barry, the great “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”/Chicago Reader cartoonist turned inspiring college educator; and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm (“Market Day,” RAW), who co-founded Seattle’s The Stranger.

Read all about the Special Alt-Weekly programming from Michael Cavna of The Washington Post!

The SPX festival is held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 13 & 14. For more information, visit:

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Little Tommy Lost: Cole Closser


The first official collection of Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost will be published this fall by Koyama Press! Ladies an’ gen’l’men, boys an’ gurls, you don’t want to miss this. The book, which collects 72 self-contained daily-newspaper-style strips and 12 full color Sundays, will make its debut at SPX in September. Pre-orders are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Keep it comin’, Cole!

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CCS Alum Featured Artist at Vancouver Comicon Comix & Stories

August 26, 2012

The Vancouver Comicon COMIX and STORIES Featured Artist: The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Jen Vaughn. The convention takes place at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Sunday, August 26th

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September 10, 2011toSeptember 11, 2011

Once again, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) will exhibit at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland. On September 10 and 11 we will participate in a full roster of events. CCS faculty Alec Longstreth will collaborate with Tom Hart to offer a Cartooning Workshop. Robyn Chapman, Ken Dahl (CCS Fellow ’07), and Jen Vaughn (CCS ’10) are guests on a new panel titled Images of the Body, which focuses on human body narratives in comics. Robyn Chapman is also a panel member of The Secret History of Women in Comics. In addition, librarian Caitlin McGurk is on a panel about comics in libraries. Visit the SPX webpage for the programming schedule.

Be sure to cast your vote in the 2011 Ignatz Awards. Nominees include CCS alumni Joseph Lambert (Outstanding Artist, Outstanding Anthology or Collection), Annie Murphy (Outstanding Anthology or Collection), and Laura Terry (Outstanding Mini-Comic).

CCS will have a table in the exhibition hall where attendees can browse the latest comics to come out of White River Junction. Stop by to meet students and faculty, and learn more about our program.

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Three Cartoon Studies Alumni Nominated for the Ignatz Awards

Three alumni of The Center for Cartoon Studies have been nominated for the Ignatz Awards, an annual award of excellence in the field of comics given out at the Small Press Expo in Maryland. Come see the comics of Laura Terry (CCS ’10), Joe Lambert (CCS ’08) and Annie Murphy (CCS ‘ 08) on the Schulz Library Blog and vote for them this September!

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