Summer 2016! Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik
|August 1, 2016||to||August 5, 2016|
|August 8, 2016||to||August 12, 2016|
“Paul Karasik has a kind of intelligence combined with earnestness that comes from someplace deep not a recipe book. He is very, very, very intelligent.”
– Art Spiegelman
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, “MAUS: A Survivor’s Tale”
Graphic Novel Workshop:
Session I: August 1-5
Session II: August 8-12
Optional online extension available!
Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?
Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week in White River Junction, Vermont. Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New Yorker, City of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, How To Read Nancy), and a renowned teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.
“If you ever had any interest in taking a comics class, I recommend THIS ONE. Paul is probably one of the most insightful and all around influential and amazing teachers I’ve ever had…I give this class ten thumbs up, if I only had thumbs for each finger.” – Heather Benjamin, Cartoonist
Tags: Cartoon, City of Glass, Comic Workshop, Comics, Graphic Novel, New Yorker, Paul Karasik, Sequential Art, Summer Camp, Vermont, visual narrative, White River Junction
Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall
The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)
Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.
- Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
w/low Residency Option
- Two-Year and One-Year
- Summer Workshops
Click here learn more about our programs.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, MFA, Sequential Art, Study Comics, Vermont, White River Junction
CREATE COMICS Summer Workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics
|June 20, 2016||to||June 24, 2016|
|July 11, 2016||to||July 15, 2016|
Register now for
Session II: July 11-15
A 5-day workshop that packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production and collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comic Workshop, create comics, Make Comics, Self-publishing, Summer Camp, Vermont
The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth
Here’s a new comic about the journey of moving to Vermont to make and teach comics, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty and 2008-09 fellow Alec Longstreth. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION debuted at The Society of Illustrators Ten Years of Fellowship at The Center for Cartoon Studies exhibit opening and was a feature comic at MoCCA Fest 2016. Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION comic online, here!
Tags: Alec Longstreth, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Fellowship, Location, MoCCA, Self-publishing, Society of Illustrators, Vermont
Visiting Artist: John Martz
John Martz is an Ignatz winning illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. Martz also illustrated Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013).
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, CCS Visiting Artist, Comics, Graphic Novel, Ignatz, John Martz, Koyama Press, Nobrow, Tim and Other Stories, Vermont
Portfolio Day March 19
|March 19, 2016 1:00 pm||to||March 20, 2016 3:00 pm|
Saturday, March 19th, 1pm
Bring your portfolio or sketchbook for an admissions review. Learn more about the program and courses offered at The Center for Cartoon Studies while touring the campus and meeting with faculty and students!
This event is for prospective students for the MFA and Certificate program.
by CCS faculty, CCS Students will be offering tours of the campus, browse The Center for Cartoon Studies Schulz Library, see current student projects, recent alumni publications, and faculty work.
R.S.V.P. space is limited!
Tags: Admissions, Cartooning, Comics, Degree Program, Illustration, Master of Fine Arts, MFA, Portfolio Day, Sequential Art, Vermont
Vermont Teens: Win A Scholarship Create Comics Workshop!
For the eighth year in a row, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has donated a full scholarship to the Vermont Department of Libraries so a Vermont teen can attend the Create Comics summer workshop camp.
Create Comics is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, drawing, environmental drawing, and production. Students collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over.
Any Vermont student age 16 or older is eligible. This year the workshop will take place in White River Junction, Vermont, June 20-24 or July 11-15, 2016.
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Tags: ALA, American Library Association, Camps, Cartoon Studies, create comics, Kid comics, Vermont, Vermont Libraries
The Center for Cartoon Studies Archive Exhibit at Studio Place Arts Gallery
|January 23, 2016|
|3:00 pm||to||5:00 pm|
|January 26, 2016||to||February 27, 2016|
From The Center for Cartoon Studies Archives
Studio Place Arts in Barre Vermont
Jan. 19 – Feb. 20, 2016
From the comic strip to the comic book to the graphic novel, The Center for Cartoon Archive includes all kinds of original cartoon art. Whether its work by Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Patrick McDonnell (Mutt’s) Ernie Bushmiller (Nancy), or Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), the collection is a vital part of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) curriculum, regularly brought into the classroom and exhibited to inspire the next generation of cartoonists.
Studio Place Arts
Tags: Alison Bechdel, Beetle Bailey, Cartoon Studies Archive, cartoonist, Cartoons, CCS, Cul de Sac, Ernie Bushmiller, Fun Home, Mort Walker, Mutt's, Nancy, Patrick McDonnell, Richard Thompson, SPA Gallery, Studio Place Arts, Vermont
The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents Q & A
With Tillie Walden ’16
Click here to download our 2015 Annual Appeal Comic by The Center for Cartoon Student Tillie Walden ’16.
Tags: Annual Appeal Comic, Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comics, Making Comics, Sequential Art, Study Comics, Tillie Walden, Vermont
Next Up Visiting Artist:
Glynnis Fawkes has a background in art and art history. During a Fulbright Fellowship to Cyprus, she published a book of paintings, Archaeology Lives in Cyprus, and a book of cartoons, Cartoons of Cyprus. She spent almost 10 years working as an illustrator on archaeological projects and excavations in Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, and continues to work in Greece. Glynnis has exhibited paintings in Boston, London, Nicosia, Wollongong, at the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, OR, and in Burlington, VT, where she lives today. She is also a member of the NY-based web comic collective Activatecomix.com.
Tags: Archaeology, Archaeology Lives in Cyprus, Cartoons of Cyprus, Glynnis Fawkes, Illustrator, Self-publishing, Vermont