Tag Archives: Center for Cartoon Studies


Cartooning, presentations, book signings. Check out the Post Office building and see CCS at its vital best. We love being in this building.

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New Book features CCS Sketchbooks

In the introduction to his new book, Comics Sketchbooks: The Private Worlds of Today’s Most Creative Talents, Steven Heller writes that “looking through artists’ sketchbooks is like viewing those artist naked through a picture window.” Although the statement is certainly … 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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Remembering Ernest

Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) starred in one of my all-time favorite movies, Marty. Everything about that movie is perfect. Perfect screenplay. Perfect acting. Borgnine plays a sad-sack butcher whose family walks all over him and calls it love. They practically conspire … Continue reading

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Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller is OUT!

Joseph Lambert‘s book Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller is out in the world this week and already receiving high praise from book reviewers and literary sources. The fifth book in the collaboration of The Center for Cartoon … Continue reading

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Our local Norwich Bookstore is now selling The Center for Cartoon Studies Schulz Library totes! Pick one up in the store or buy them online!

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Joe Lambert’s Big Year

2011 was a great year for cartoonist and CCS ’08 alum Joseph Lambert. His new book I Will Bite You from Secret Acres won the sacred brick Ignatz award at the Small Press Expo last September (two to be exact, … Continue reading

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Tom Gammill: a Doozie of a Teacher

Tom Gammill, a known writer and funny man attempted to wow us with his street smarts this past month. While his particular brand of sass might fly when writing for such obviously sophomoric shows like Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live and the Simpsons; the Center for Cartoon Studies was having NONE of it. First, he tried to convince us that the Doozies is a good comic strip and then he attempted to give constructive criticism on current student work. Feel free to witness that horror that his destructive criticism wrought, some students still shake when they hear his name: Continue reading

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James Kochalka: Vermont Cartoonist Superstar

When the everyday is fodder for a comic, it is hard not to be fascinated by life’s little moments: coincidences that might go unnoticed, tangents leading us to dusky-eyed memories or brilliant-blue-sky discoveries, commonalities that we do not even realize we share. Vermont born-and-bred cartoonist, James Kochalka, notices all of these things and more which he captures in his daily diary comic, American Elf. Kochalka is know for many other comics work, his involvement in the comics community, love of rockin’ concerts and will soon be acknowledged for this with Vermont’s first Cartoonist Laureate title. Continue reading

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Softball Sunday!

New Student Orientation at the Center for Cartoon Studies took place this past weekend and we could not be more excited for a whole new class (herd? murder? panel?) of cartoonists. Aside from learning how to not cut your hands … Continue reading

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