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

The Center for Cartoon Studies, MFA, Certificates, Studio

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


“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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New Hampshire Public Radio on NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project


CCS student Kelly Swann’s
field sketch of Kevin Willey

NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project: A Powerful Account of a Veteran

Listen to New Hampshire Public Radio on The Center for Cartoon Studies collaboration with the VA Medical Center. This past year students and faculty from The Center for Cartooning Studies (CCS) invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics.


The cartoonist veteran project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.

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Save The Date: CCS Block Party May 7, 2016!

May 7, 2016
11:00 amto3:00 pm
The Center for Cartoon Studies, MFA, Anniversary

Drawing by Brandon Elston ’09

Come celebrate The Center for Cartoon Studies 2016 Commencement followed the next day by The 10-Year Anniversary Block Party!

Alumni Reunite!!!
Party open to the public.
Location: Historic Downtown White River Junction, Vermont

Friday, May 6

Block Party:
Saturday, May 7, 11am-2pm

Save the date! Stay tuned for more information!

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office Building


CCS Campus Building Spotlight:
Historic Post Office

Located in the heart of White River Junction’s historic downtown, the old post office (built in 1934) is a Colonial Revival style design, brick masonry construction and a cut granite block foundation.

Click here to see photos from the 2012 renovation.

Drawing by alumni
Alexis Frederick-Frost.


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The 2015 Diploma by Jason

2015_CCS_Diplomas_by_JASON_MFAEach year The Center for Cartoon Studies commissions a cartoonist to create a one-of-a-kind diploma for our graduating class. This year, award winning cartoonist Jason, created this stunning masterpiece.


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Summer Workshop:
Create Comics

June 15, 2015toJune 19, 2015
July 20, 2015toJuly 24, 2015

Summer Workshops at Cartoon Studies

Session II: July 20-24

This 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, 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.

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops

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CCS Summer Workshops! Register Now!

Summer Workshops at Cartoon Studies

Next up!

Create Comics:
July 20-24
Cartooning Studio:
July 27-31
Graphic Novel Workshop:
August 3-7  FULL!
August 10-14 FULL!
Request a spot on the wait list
Cartoon Club Summer Session:
July 6-10  •  July 13-17

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2015 Summer Workshops

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Noah Van Sciver Named CCS Ten Year Anniversary Fellow


The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce its 2015-16 fellow, Noah Van Sciver. Noah is an accomplished cartoonist whose work has appeared in Mad magazine, The Best American Comics, The Believer, Wired, Vice and The Stranger, as well as countless graphic anthologies. Van Sciver has four graphic novels: The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, Youth Is Wasted, Saint Cole and Fante Bukowski: Struggling Writer.

Currently living in Denver, Van Sciver is “…looking forward to coming to White River Junction this fall, meeting and working with this year’s students and finishing my book on Johnny Appleseed.”

This is the tenth year of CCS’s fellowship program. To support their work, fellows are provided studio space, a full access pass to CCS’s programing, production lab, and Schulz Library as well as afforded teaching opportunities.

CCS’s current fellow is Sophie Yanow; past fellows include Nicole Georges, Connor Willumsen, Julie Delporte, Blaise Larmee, David Libens, Max de Radigues, Alec Longstreth, Chris Wright, T. Edward Bak, Gabby Schulz, and Robyn Chapman.

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Saturday Cartoon Club: December 6

October 4, 2014
10:00 am
November 1, 2014
10:00 am
December 6, 2014


Kids + Comics = YOWZA!
Are you at least nine years old? Do you like drawing comics? Do you have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join The Center for Cartoon Studies’ Saturday Morning Cartooning Club! We’ll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton about cartooning!

Next Saturday Morning Cartoon Club:

December 6

Time: 10-11:30am

For more information and to register online:

Eventbrite - Saturday Morning Cartoon Club


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