Category Archives: Cartoonist

Vet Portraits with George Pratt

James Sturm, co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), started engaging with the VA Hospital in White River Junction, VT over a year ago. This winter the two organizations hosted a number of events connecting veterans with cartoonists. Recently … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist: Ellen Forney

Ellen Forney, creator of Marbles, is a cartoonist from Seattle, Washington. She visited The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) and Dartmouth College in conjunction with the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College as part of CCS’s annual spring Eisner … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist: George Pratt

George Pratt is a comic artist, award-winning painter, writer and photographer. He came to visit The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) last week as a visiting artist, and to present at the CARTOONIST DRAWING VETERANS event at the White River … Continue reading

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George Pratt Watercolor Demo

While George Pratt was in town as the visiting artist to The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), he gave a watercolor demo of an interesting technique he learned from Burt Silverman. Silverman did the cover of Jethro Tull’s Aqualung album … Continue reading

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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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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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Eisner Week Day 4 – The Spirit Turns 75

Although a few months early, this year’s Will Eisner Week is the perfect time to celebrate The Spirit’s 75th birthday (with a badly photoshopped cake)! The Spirit, Eisner’s masked crimefighting detective, first appeared in newspapers on June 2nd, 1940. Eisner … Continue reading

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Will Eisner Week Day 3 – New York

Today I took the opportunity to crack open an Eisner collection that i wasn’t familiar with and it happened to be this book, WILL EISNER’S NEW YORK: THE BIG CITY.  I had no idea what to expect and was delighted … Continue reading

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