Monthly Archives: January 2011

Catching Up With Adam Staffaroni

Adam Staffaroni is a member of the class of 2007, CCS’s inaugural class. Like all his classmates, Adam took a gamble by enrolling in a college that hadn’t existed yet. I venture to say the gamble paid off. Since graduating … Continue reading

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James Kochalka: Vermont Cartoonist Superstar

When the everyday is fodder for a comic, it is hard not to be fascinated by life’s little moments: coincidences that might go unnoticed, tangents leading us to dusky-eyed memories or brilliant-blue-sky discoveries, commonalities that we do not even realize we share. Vermont born-and-bred cartoonist, James Kochalka, notices all of these things and more which he captures in his daily diary comic, American Elf. Kochalka is know for many other comics work, his involvement in the comics community, love of rockin’ concerts and will soon be acknowledged for this with Vermont’s first Cartoonist Laureate title. Continue reading

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Where’s the bubble gum in Comic Book Creator Trading Cards?

Many of the items in the Schulz Graphic Novel Library are rare; from our bound Punch collection (1878-1924!) to James Sturm’s Master’s thesis to bound classic X-Men issues 1-43 (thanks, Robin McConnell!). But one that deserves the spotlight is our … Continue reading

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MOGWORLD, adventure in the Middle Ages for the Middle Aged gamer in us all

Given the high-tech world full of beeeps, chirps, clicks, RINNGG, ding-dong, come-here-girl noise distractions we live in, sitting down and enjoying a book from cover to cover is a luxury.  Often we lose that wonderful feeling of letting your imagination … Continue reading

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Annie Murphy Still Lives

CCS alum Annie Murphy has been busy since she left White River Junction for the bright(er) lights of Portland, Oregon. She has two more publications under her belt (I Still Live and The Collective Tarot), she started teaching, and she … Continue reading

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