SPX 2014 Special Alt-Weekly Comic Guests: Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, and James Sturm
|September 13, 2014||to||September 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: spxpo.com
Tags: Alt-weekly, Alternative Weekly Comics, Chicago Reader, James Sturm, Jules Feiffer, Lynda Barry, RAW, Small Press Exp, SPX, The Onion, The Stranger, Village Voice
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!
Tags: Cole Closser, Koyama Press, SPX
CCS Alum Featured Artist at Vancouver Comicon Comix & Stories
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
For more information: vancouvercomiccon.com
Tags: Comix, Convention, Jen Vaughn, Lies Grownups Told Me, SPX, Vancouver
CCS at SPX
|September 10, 2011||to||September 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.
Tags: conventions, Ignatz Awards, SPX
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!
Tags: Annie Murphy, Ignatz, Joe Lambert, Laura Terry, Schulz Blog, SPX