Category Archives: CCS Alumni

The Expeditioners are here! And a Neighborhood Sharks update!

This just in at The Schulz Library… The Expeditioners Books 1 & 2 – by faculty member, S. S. Taylor (and illustrated by class of 2010 alumni, Katherine Roy!) The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair, the second … Continue reading

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SPX 2014!

SPX 2014 was a total blast for The Center for Cartoon Studies and Schulz Library! Co-founder, James Sturm, moderated the Alt-Weekly Comics Roundtable and co-hosted the Ignatz Awards with the absolutely radiant Sasha Velour (Sasha Stienberg, class of 2013.) Several … Continue reading

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Elephant in the Room, Blood in the Water: Katherine Roy, nonfiction, and travel

New York-based illustrator Katherine Roy, a 2010 The Center for Cartoon Studies alumna, has been churning out book after book of gorgeously-illustrated nonfiction for young readers. In addition to her series of young adult novels, The Expeditioners, co-created with CCS affiliate … Continue reading

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Julie Delporte: Everywhere Antennas

It’s been a great couple of years for Montreal-based cartoonist Julie Delporte. In addition to having been The Center for Cartoon Studies’ Fellow for 2011-12, she’s released the wonderful Pigskin Peters Award nominated Journal through Koyama Press, the children’s book … Continue reading

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Academia Nuts: CCS Students to present at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, is hosting its third annual Comics, Illustration, and Animation Conference this weekend. The programming includes a variety of academics from such far-flung climes as Hanover, Germany; Coventry, UK; and, oddly enough, White River Junction, VT. … Continue reading

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Kickstart My Heart: Joyana McDiarmid and Maple Key Comics

The Center for Cartoon Studies alumna Joyana McDiarmid launched a Kickstarter last month to crowd-fund the first two issues of her new bimonthly comics anthology Maple Key Comics. The project is an ambitious one, to say the least–McDiarmid’s first issue alone … Continue reading

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Transatlanticism: CCS to take Angoulême by storm

Every year, the sleepy little town of Angoulême, in the Poiteau-Charentes region of France, is beset by over 200,000 comics enthusiasts for a four days of events and programming in celebration of the art of bande dessinée: The Angoulême International … Continue reading

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YOLO: Dakota McFadzean on Death, Age, and Drawing Every Day

Center for Cartoon Studies Alumnus Dakota McFadzean has a pretty dark sense of humor. In his often surreal daily strips–appropriately entitled “The Dailies”–death, cosmic insignificance, facial mutation, and ghosts are all used to point out the absurdity of life and … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Sophie Goldstein

CCS Alum Sophie Goldstein (Class of 2013) is a comics powerhouse. Although she only graduated this May, Goldstein has had an extremely productive year of cartooning.  Her work has recently been appearing in a host of reputable venues. It’s been quite … Continue reading

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Tim Stout, Jason Week, and the Curse of the Crawling Brain

CCS alumni Tim Stout and Jason Week‘s Danger and Doom: Brainless Brother is an young reader’s story packed with intrigue, chase scenes, puns, and goo of various origins. It’s a rollicking adventure that, had it been released when this reporter … Continue reading

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