Monthly Archives: February 2010

Bill Watterson, Comic Strip Giant

Note: Steve Bissette and I are teaching a course in contemporary comics history (Survey of the Drawn Story II, as it’s properly known).  Our students are required to submit an essay, in blog form, on an aspect of contemporary comics history. … Continue reading

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The Trial Of Mike Diana

Note: Steve Bissette and I are teaching a course in contemporary comics history (Survey of the Drawn Story II, as it’s properly known).  Our students are required to submit an essay, in blog form, on an aspect of contemporary comics history. … Continue reading

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Beano for the Heart and Soul

Beano began its weekly comic printing in 1938 and has featured Minnie the Minx, the Bash Street Kids, Biffo the Bear, Dennis the Menace and many others. Recently, Jon Gilbert Fox donated a copy of the Beano Book Annual to … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Presses

What has now become a CCS signature project, The Golden Age assignment, freshman split into four groups (5-6 per group) and produce a full-color comic in two weeks. The comics must conform to specific genres and tone to those that … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

White River Junction, circa 1909 — James Sturm

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2009 Year-End Report

The Schulz Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies is now in its fifth year of operation, and our collection has grown to 8000 books.  These include 1,358 graphic novels, 713 books of comic strips, 618 books of manga, 457 … Continue reading

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