Category Archives: Library

Awesome ‘Possum

Awesome ‘Possum is a series of natural science comic anthology run by Angela Boyle (that’s me, FYI). In January, the third volume, bigger and better than ever, went up for sale. It clocks in with a whopping 45 creators and … Continue reading

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Geis by Alexis Deacon

Geis is the first in a thrilling trilogy by Alexis Deacon. Geis, pronounced “gesh,” is a Gaelic word for an idiosyncratic taboo, either an obligation or a prohibition, similar to being under a vow or spell. And in some cases, whether or … 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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Eisner Week 2016

Welcome to Eisner Week! Will Eisner Week is an annual event to celebrate graphic novels, comics literacy, and free speech and to honor the legacy of Will Eisner who popularized the term “graphic novel.” Every year, Eisner Week starts in … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist: Katie Skelly

Katie Skelly told a hard-hitting tale of smart work. She is the creator of Nurse Nurse and Operation Margerine and has more comics already in the works. She creates the Agent series for a sex-positive feminist group, which is now … 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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Jason illustrates diplomas

Every year, a surprise artist is chosen to illustrate the certificates that graduates receive. This year, as announced at the graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 16, the certificates were drawn by none other than Jason. Jason is a Norwegian cartoonist known … Continue reading

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Student Anthology: Muddy Buddies

Muddy Buddies is a new comic anthology spear-headed by students Kelly Swann and J.D. Lunt. They came up with the idea when Kelly strolled into the production lab at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) with a big bag of … 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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