Tag Archives: James Sturm

Visiting Artist: David Sipress

For our first visiting artist of the 2015/2016 school year, we had the very kind and soft-spoken David Sipress. He has been a New Yorker cartoonist since 1998, but it took him 20 years of rejections to get in. One of … 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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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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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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OPEN HOUSE!

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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As Sean Howe writes in his entertaining new book, Marvel Comics, The Untold Story, “Shortly before Christmas in 1949, a speaker system was installed in the artists’ rooms. The artists called it the ‘bitch box.’ Every so often you’d hear … Continue reading

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New on the Shelf

Of Crockett Johnson’s two most famous creations, the comic strip Barnaby and the children’s book Harold and his Purple Crayon, it was the former that I admired and the later that I loved. In fact, my children’s GN, Adventures in … 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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CCS Exit Interview: Blaise Larmee

Blaise, along with Julie Delporte, just completed a year-long fellowship at CCS. This e-mail interview was conducted by James Sturm the week following commencement. J: You’ve just spent the last year in WRJ and I feel like I still don’t … Continue reading

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