Category Archives: Education

Visiting Artist: Jim Woodring

Jim Woodring is an epic cartoonist. He is best known for his wordless comics, Frank, named after the main character. Most recently, he published Fran (Fantagraphics, 2013), a Frank story, the sequel (and prequel?) to Congress of the Animals. All … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist: Box Brown

Brian “Box” Brown is the creator of Retrofit Comics, a small-press publisher, and a cartoonist himself. He has self-published, been published through other publishers, and works often with MAD Magazine. While making Everything Dies, Box studied religion to enlighten himself. … Continue reading

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David Berona

On May 25, 2015, David Berona died. David was a beloved friend, advisor, and teacher, and The Center for Cartoon Studies was lucky to have him so involved with the school. David helped get the Schulz Library up and running and continued … Continue reading

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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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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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“Come for the Comics, Stay for the Doughnuts”: Paul Karasik and students at the Center for Cartoon Studies’ Graphic Novel Workshop

Paul Karasik has good things to say about the doughnut situation here in White River Junction. “The Polka Dot Diner doughnut is a superior product,” Karasik said when interviewed in The Center for Cartoon Studies’ Schulz Library. “It’s not overly … Continue reading

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Able Alec Longstreth and Jumpin’ Jon Chad on the CCS Summer Workshops

Hey there true believers! This reporter recently sat down with those terrible titans of comics coaching, those inscrutable instructors of sequential storytelling, those profound professors of paneled pomposity, Alec Longstreth and Jon Chad! These erudite educators had just finished up … Continue reading

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New Arrivals: Week of July 8th

Little by little the Schulz Library is always expanding its collection. Thanks to generous donations from publishers, artists, and collectors the world over, our collection is abundant and unique. From our selection of contemporary graphic novels, to our out-of-print and … Continue reading

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Beronä Explores the Roots of the Graphic Novel

Last week David A. Beronä, leading scholar of wordless comics (and a Schulz Library advisor!), published a post on Comics Forum, which is run by the folks behind the academic conference of the same name. In this piece he outlines … Continue reading

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CCS and the CBLDF Join Forces for the First Amendment!

CCS and the CBLDF, new First Amendment superfriends, announce addition of a permanent “Banned Comics” section to the Schulz Library during the 30th annual Banned Books Week. Continue reading

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