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ALISON BECHDEL TO BE APPOINTED VERMONT CARTOONIST LAUREATE

April 6, 2017
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Thursday, April 6
Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
With the reading of a resolution on the Vermont State House floor, Alison Bechdel will be appointed Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Assembly convenes at 1pm

Presentation of Laurels
with Cartoonist Laureate Alison Bechdel
Thursday, April 6, 4pm, at The Center for Cartoon Studies. 

Montpelier, Vermont-Bolton, Vermont resident Alison Bechdel will become Vermont’s third cartoonist laureate on Thursday, April 6, 2017, when she will be recognized on the Vermont State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont’s congressional delegation, said in a joint statement, “We applaud The Center for Cartoon Studies’ choice of Alison Bechdel to serve as Vermont’s next cartoonist laureate. For three decades, Ms. Bechdel’s talents have been well known to Vermonters, and we have proudly watched her achieve the national acclaim she deserves. Her scope of work – from books to Broadway – has added to our national discourse. Congratulations to Alison Bechdel for continuing another unique tradition that sets Vermont apart.”

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The Ladybroad Ledger: A new comics newspaper featuring female creators from Vermont

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Stephanie Zuppo (’15) and Rachel Lindsay are the driving force behind The Ladybroad Ledger, a free comics newspaper featuring female comics creators from Vermont. The first issue of the newspaper (12 pages) is now being distributed at schools, libraries, and businesses throughout Vermont. Their plan is to put out an issue twice a year. This issue of the black-and-white paper features comics by Rachel Lindsay, Julianna Brazil, Laura Martin (’17), Sandy Bartholomew (’17), Bridget Comeau (’15), Susan Norton, Angela Boyle (’16 – yes, that is me), Kelly Swann (’16), Michelle Sayles, Iona Fox (’15), and Stephanie herself, along with a cover color and short interview with Glynnis Fawkes.

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Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

November 12, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

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Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!

Saturday, November 12

1pm – 4pm

Bring your portfolio or sketchbook for an admissions review.  
Learn more about the program and courses offered at CCS while touring the campus and meeting with faculty and students! 
This event is ideal for prospective students!

Learn about CCS programs:
MFA and CERTIFICATES

& LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option

Browse THE SCHULZ LIBRARY! 
 See current student projects, 
recent alumni publications, and faculty work.

R.S.V.P. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Who Should Attend?
 Prospective students, applicants, college students,
high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome!

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies-Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, 
White River Junction, Vermont
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Eventbrite - THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES FALL OPEN HOUSE AND PORTFOLIO DAY

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The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth

The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Location, Location, Location

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!

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Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall

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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
    Certificate Program
  • Summer Workshops

Click here learn more about our programs.

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Summer 2016! Graphic Novel Workshop With Paul Karasik

August 1, 2016toAugust 5, 2016
August 8, 2016toAugust 12, 2016

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“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!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops

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 YorkerCity of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized PlanetsHow 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

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CREATE COMICS Summer Workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics

June 20, 2016toJune 24, 2016
July 11, 2016toJuly 15, 2016

Summer Workshops at CCS
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!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Summer Workshops

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Visiting Artist: John Martz

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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).

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Portfolio Day March 19

March 19, 2016 1:00 pmtoMarch 20, 2016 3:00 pm

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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.

Portfolio reviews 
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!

 

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Vermont Teens: Win A Scholarship Create Comics Workshop!

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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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