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SEVEN DAYS: The Cartoon Issue

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Vermont’s SEVEN DAYS Annual Cartoon Issue

Featuring cartoons by graduates of CCS: Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Luke Healy, Josh Lees, Dakota McFadzean, Aaron Shrewsbury, and Andy Warner! Contributors also include recent CCS fellow Nicole Georges, faculty Jon Chad, Tom Azarian, Alison Bechdel, Jason Cooley, Glynnis Fawkes, Ghostshrimp, Theo Ellsworth, Kaz, James Kochalka, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, John Kovaleski, Rachel Lindsay, Matt Morris, and Tim Newcomb.

Pick up a print copy today!  Click here to read the Digital Edition!

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This Summer! Graphic Novel Workshop with Cartoonist and Scholar Paul Karasik

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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”

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.

Summer 2014 
Graphic Novel Workshop dates:

Session I: August 4-8
(SOLD OUT!)

Session II: August 11-15

Optional online extension:
August 18 – October 10

Click here for more information and to register!

“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 Workshop, July 7-11

July 7, 2014toJuly 11, 2014

July 7-11, 2014

Create Comics Summer Workshop is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. For ages 16+

Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, 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.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Recent CCS Fellow Julie Delporte Everywhere Antennas Book Releases

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The latest from Julie Delporte (CCS Fellow 2011-12):

 Everywhere Antennas is a poetic novel about self-doubt and technological fatigue, done in Delporte’s ethereal style that pairs a few spare words with flowing pencil crayon illustrations.

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Summer Workshops Registration Now Open!

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To REGISTER ONLINE, click here!

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HOW TO GUIDEBOOK by The Center for Cartoon Studies

Click here to read or download How To Draw Comics, A Guidebook to The Center for Cartoon Studies.

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The Conscience of a Cartoonist: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow

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White River Junction, Vermont — The Center for Cartoon Studies and Norwich Public Library present Passion, Politics and Panels!: Jeff Danziger in Conversation with Tom Tomorrow. This lively discussion of cartooning and politics is in conjunction with the release of Danziger’s new book from Fantagraphics Books, The Conscience of a Cartoonist, a searing account of America in the aftermath of 9/11.

The event takes place on Thursday, April 17, 7:30pm, at the Norwich Congregational Church, 15 Church Street, Norwich, Vermont, and is free and open to the public.

Danziger is a political cartoonist syndicated by The New York Times worldwide. He was finalist for 1993 The Pulitzer Prize, awarded the 2006 Herblock Prize, the 2008 Thomas Nast Prize, and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has produced ten books of cartoons, a children’s book, The Champlain Monster, and a novel about the Vietnam war. Danziger was born in New York City.  His 40-year cartooning career has included working with the New York Daily News, The Rutland Herald, and Christian Science Monitor.

Tom Tomorrow (a.k.a. Dan Perkins) is the creator of the weekly political cartoon, This Modern World, which appears in approximately 80 newspapers across the U.S., and on websites such as Daily Kos, Truthout and Credo. He received the first place Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998 and in 2003.

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Ed Koren Appointed Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont

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The pen was passed and Vermont officially appointed the great Edward Koren as the state’s newest Cartoonist Laureate, taking over the reigns from Burlington’s James Kochalka.

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Visit The Schulz Library blog to see photographs of the event, along with fellow New Yorker cartoonists recognition for Ed, including a special audio speech by Harry Bliss.

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Employment Opportunity at CCS!

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The Center for Cartoon Studies, a small MFA degree-granting college in White River Junction, VT, is seeking an operations manager to oversee administrative tasks and day-to-day operations. Duties will include bookkeeping and accounting, human resources, facilities, board relations, development, marketing and communications, and more. The ideal candidate will have prior administrative and bookkeeping experience and works independently and on teams. Send resume to: hr@cartoonstudies.org  Click here for more information and a position description.

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Edward Koren to be Appointed Vermont’s Second Cartoonist Laureate

February 27, 2014

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Thursday, February 27
3pm Public Lecture
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

46 South Main Street
in the Post Office building
White River Junction

The event is free
and open to the public.

Montpelier, Vermont—Brookfield, Vermont resident Edward Koren will become Vermont’s second cartoonist laureate on Thursday, February 27, 2014, when he will be recognized on the State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.

Edward Koren has long been associated with the The New Yorker magazine, where he has published over 1,000 cartoons, as well as numerous covers and illustrations. David Remnick, The New Yorker’s editor, has this to say about Koren’s work: “The great imaginative artists, comic or seriocomic (what other kinds are there?), are great at least in part because they create a world: Baldwin’s Harlem, Faulkner’s hamlet, Chekhov’s dachas. Ed Koren not only created a world—the Koren worlds are both urban and Vermontian, but all Koren—he also created creatures, part human, part fantastical, to represent and give voice to all of our anxieties, joys, and craziness. Long live Ed Koren, his world and his creatures!”

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