Monthly Archives: November 2009

Introducing The Bissette Art Instructionals

Want to learn how to turn this… into this? Visit the Bissette Art Instructionals, where you can learn tricks of the trade and watch drawing demos by this CCS faculty extraordinaire. – Robyn Chapman

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A Course in Cartooning, Across the Sea

This report just in from CCS student Kevin Kilgore.  Kevin is spending his senior year in Seoul, South Korea (learn more here).  As part of his low-residency program, Kevin is researching cartooning in his region.  Below he describes the cartooning … Continue reading

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Big and Little

John Stadler recently visited CCS and walked us through one of his most popular books, Big and Little.  This book, and several others, are available in the Schulz Library’s Children’s Books section. I originally wrote about Big and Little on … Continue reading

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New Books!

In September of 2009, the Center for Cartoon Studies participated in Glory Days, the local railroad festival. The entire town came out to celebrate, be it with bagels, chowder, discount tires, or comics. The Schulz Library held a book sale … Continue reading

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Recommended: Nine Recently Read Books

In No Particular Order… 1. Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory This Xeric award-winning book by Erroyn Franklin documents the dissolution of her marriage and the ensuing emotional vortex that results.  The illustrations on each page are white paper … Continue reading

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Romance Comics (The Basic Formula)

Romance comics appeared on the scene during the last years of comic’s Golden Age (invented Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, no less!)  From 1948-1950 their popularity grew at an unprecedented rate.  The first six months of 1950 was the high … Continue reading

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Sturm Speaks!

Listen to CCS Director James Sturm (or as I like to call him, “the chief”) share his graphic novel wisdom with NPR listeners.  James was guest on Vermont Edition.   For a program created for a lay audience, the discussion holds … Continue reading

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