The Center of Cartoon Studies is known for its great student-to-teacher ratio, a stupendous lab to take ideas from sketchbooks to finished books (with almost ANY binding solution), and the works created with Hyperion like Amelia, Satchel Paige and Houdini. And a little How To Booklet…
In addition to handing out applications on tours for the school and at conventions, we hand out a How to Draw booklet drawn by Kevin Huizenga. The interesting part of the book is that it does talk about the school and town but is more like a memoir for the time period. A living time capsule about White River Junction and how cartoonists make comics now (from screen printing to computer clean up).
Recently, we ran out of our first print run. 10,000 copies found their way into the hands of eager children, people who love zines and occasionally crumpled at the bottom of a bag. A second print run was needed, as the school is contacted by libraries and schools all over the country for more of those ‘How To’ books. You can read it all online or look for it at a comic convention near you!
Librarian, The Center for Cartoon Studies