Monthly Archives: March 2015

Visiting Artist: Jen Sorensen

Jen Sorensen is a political and journalist cartoonist. Originally from Lancaster, PA, she came to visit The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) from Austin, TX. She has a degree in cultural anthropology, which has been useful in her career observing … Continue reading

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Unlovable by Esther Pearl Watson

At the end of 2014 fall semester, a series of books was sweeping through the students at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). The title? Unlovable. Spear-headed through recommendations by Anna Sellheim, the sudden popularity of Unlovable, Vol. 1, urged the … Continue reading

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McCloud talks process

Scott McCloud has recently come out with a new graphic novel, The Sculptor, through First Second. He is currently on book tour through the US, then Europe. After his talk in Burlington, VT, in February, he made a surprise guest … Continue reading

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Local Spotlight: Dartmouth Book Arts

Sarah Smith, Book Arts Workshop Special Instructor, introduced students from The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) to the Book Arts department at Dartmouth where they do letterpress, binding, and books as a form. The department started in the 1930s with … Continue reading

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Be The First

We have thousands of books at the Schulz Library, and when our students are eagerly gobbling up the new hot items that come through, awesome stuff falls through the cracks. But no longer! There is now a semi-permanent display of … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist: Dan Archer

Dan Archer, from London, is a graphic journalist and a CCS grad from ’09. He started making comics when he was assigned jury duty and used it to express his feelings of helplessness at a not entirely just system. He … Continue reading

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Comic Art at The Howe Library

Every cartoonist’s style and process is different. The Howe Public Library is now displaying art by current students at CCS. The show, called In Progress, is in the Ledyard Gallery on the second floor through April 29. The show includes … Continue reading

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The Schulz Library Celebrates the work of Yoshihiro Tatsumi – Black Blizzard

The originator of the gekiga style of Japanese comics, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, died on March 7, at the age of 79. We’ve set up a small display of his books in his honor. What’s crazy to me is that I only … Continue reading

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The Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize Shortlist!

The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the print and web nominees for the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize!  The Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Print Comic of the Year: 2014 Shortlist Arsene Schrauwen … Continue reading

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Will Eisner Week Day 5 – Eisner’s Studio and Assistants

In addition to his work on The Spirit and his graphic novels, Will Eisner was notable for playing a role in the careers of a number of great cartoonists. Early in his career, Eisner formed one of the first “comic book … Continue reading

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