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Root Hog or Die: Professor Beth Hetland on books, academia, and progress

One of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ most notable graduates, Beth Hetland (’11) is a character, to say the least. Hetland’s infectious enthusiasm and near-boundless energy make her a nigh-unstoppable educational and creative force. In addition to her professor duties … Continue reading

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At the Schulz: The complete Popeye by E.C. Segar collection

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LET KOREN’S REIGN BEGIN!!

Today the pen was passed and Vermont officially appointed the great Edward Koren as the state’s newest Cartoonist Laureate taking over the reigns from Burlington’s James Kochalka. Governor Peter Shumlin, back from  some Obama facetime in Washington DC, welcomed the … Continue reading

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I CAN’T WAIT TILL TUESDAY

  October 8th is my birthday. The fates have conspired to shower me with gifts. For starters, it’s the release date for Best American Comics 2013, and two CCS alumni Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein are included. Kudos Joe and … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Connor Willumsen

When Connor Willumsen expressed interest in being the 2012-2013 CCS Fellow I wasn’t familiar with his work. One visit to his website was all I needed to be convinced that he was a cartoonist who not only created compelling images … Continue reading

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2013 SPX Debuts – Part 1

The Small Press Expo, North America’s Premiere Independent Cartooning and Comic Arts Festival. is just around the corner! Come September 14th-15th, droves of CCS students, alumni and faculty will be headed down to both attend the show and sell their work. … Continue reading

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The Main Street Museum needs your support!

    White River Junction’s darling Main Street Museum is making a brave push through a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for essential renovations to its infrastructure! Renovations to their existing infrastructure,  are estimated to cost between $5,000 – $7,000. These renovations include … 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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NO APOLOGIES

Around this time of year, CCS incoming freshman log on to the school’s  message board. They find roomates and post links to their work. They also mentally prepare themselves for the ups and downs of the intense one or two … Continue reading

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Advice To A Young Cartoonist

Chuck Forsman and Melissa Mendes were kind enough to return to WRJ last week as visiting artists. They talked about their comics, Oily Comics, and life after CCS. During the Q&A a student asked what advice they wish they had … Continue reading

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