Category Archives: CCS Alumni

How to Be an Elephant by Katherine Roy ’10

Katherine Roy’s (’10) first book was Neighborhood Sharks. Her next book, How to Be an Elephant: Growing up in the African Wild, is due out in September 2017 through Roaring Book Press. Katherine did swaths of research for this wonderful … Continue reading

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Fantagraphics to publish Mountebank by D. W. ’12

D.W. (’12) is releasing his newest comic, Mountebank, with Fantagraphics this summer. A mountebank is someone who deceives others, especially to trick them out of their money. While I doubt you will feel tricked out of your money getting this book, … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist: Rebecca Roher

Rebecca Roher is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator who graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in 2015. She recently returned as a visiting artist. One of the first comics Rebecca became well-known for was Mom Body. It is about, as … Continue reading

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Anthology superstar Irene

Irene is a short story comics anthology put together by The Center for Cartoon Studies alumni Dakota McFadzean ’12, Andy Warner ’12, and DW ’12. The first volume came out in 2013 and has grown to 6 volumes, the most recent volume clocking in at 216 … Continue reading

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Natural science anthology on Kickstarter

Greetings from the world of science! The natural world is a wonderful place to explore, and it is very explorable through comics. Awesome ‘Possum, Volume 3, is a natural science comic anthology exploring the natural world. It is run by CCS … Continue reading

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Luke Howard

Luke Howard (’13) is currently the co-teacher and program assistant at The Center for Cartoon Studies. As anyone at the school would tell you, the titles do not do his hardwork justice. At TCAF, he released his first published book, Talk … Continue reading

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Luke Healy

Luke Healy, an Irishman, is publishing part of his thesis project. Just before graduating from CCS in 2014, he won a MoCCA fest Award of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators for his comic Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales. Nobrow Press just published How to … Continue reading

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Fable Comics by Chris Duffy

Fable Comics is an anthology of twenty-eight stories that are twists on traditional fables, such as those from Aesop. Chris Duffy is in charge of editing this book, which is intended for 7 to 10 year olds. Chris has been … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist: David Sipress

For our first visiting artist of the 2015/2016 school year, we had the very kind and soft-spoken David Sipress. He has been a New Yorker cartoonist since 1998, but it took him 20 years of rejections to get in. One of … Continue reading

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Prison Island by Colleen Frakes

As difficult as being a teenager can be, Colleen Frakes ’07 spent hers moving every few years as her parents were promoted as guards and staff at various prisons. Moving and having prison guard parents can be tough enough, but then … Continue reading

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