Author Archives: James Sturm

LET KOREN’S REIGN BEGIN!!

Today the pen was passed and Vermont officially appointed the great Edward Koren as the state’s newest Cartoonist Laureate taking over the reigns from Burlington’s James Kochalka. Governor Peter Shumlin, back from  some Obama facetime in Washington DC, welcomed the … Continue reading

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I CAN’T WAIT TILL TUESDAY

  October 8th is my birthday. The fates have conspired to shower me with gifts. For starters, it’s the release date for Best American Comics 2013, and two CCS alumni Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein are included. Kudos Joe and … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Connor Willumsen

When Connor Willumsen expressed interest in being the 2012-2013 CCS Fellow I wasn’t familiar with his work. One visit to his website was all I needed to be convinced that he was a cartoonist who not only created compelling images … Continue reading

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NO APOLOGIES

Around this time of year, CCS incoming freshman log on to the school’s  message board. They find roomates and post links to their work. They also mentally prepare themselves for the ups and downs of the intense one or two … Continue reading

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Advice To A Young Cartoonist

Chuck Forsman and Melissa Mendes were kind enough to return to WRJ last week as visiting artists. They talked about their comics, Oily Comics, and life after CCS. During the Q&A a student asked what advice they wish they had … Continue reading

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OPEN HOUSE!

Cartooning, presentations, book signings. Check out the Post Office building and see CCS at its vital best. We love being in this building.

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As Sean Howe writes in his entertaining new book, Marvel Comics, The Untold Story, “Shortly before Christmas in 1949, a speaker system was installed in the artists’ rooms. The artists called it the ‘bitch box.’ Every so often you’d hear … Continue reading

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ALUMNI ALERT: LAURA TERRY

Laura just did a slew of lovely illustrations for the most Slate Book Review. This on the heels of her Xeric Award-winning book Overboard. The scary thing about Laura—she is only now putting it all together. Can’t wait to see what the next … Continue reading

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Alumni Alert: Dane Martin

“I get most excited when making things that are vague and sparse, which I guess is just a matter of preference. Some people hate that, but I love that it’s perfectly doable in comics. I still haven’t really figured out … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions Part 2: DONATING, TRADING, E-BAYING

A small school like CCS doesn’t have a huge budget for building an original art collection, yet as I mentioned in an earlier post, it’s vital to the school’s curriculum. So how does CCS grow its collection? Three ways. The … Continue reading

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