Tag Archives: Melissa Mendes

2013 SPX Debuts Part 3

    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 … 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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On the way to C-A-N-A-D-A! TCAF 2012

Several CCS alum and faculty members are snaking their way up the coast to bask in the beautiful, serene joy that is the Toronto Comics Art Festival. Here are few books to be on the look out for while browsing … Continue reading

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MoCCA Comic Debuts!

The Schulz Graphic Novel Library is proud to announce the mini-comic and comic book MoCCA debuts of students, alumni and faculty of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Look for these amazing comics and more along the back wall of MoCCA … 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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Making Make

I recently worked with seven cartoonists (three of them CCS alumni) to create a new comics anthology titled Make: Comics About an Intimate Act.  The intimate act is, well, pooping.  That one detail aside, this is one classy book.  Look … Continue reading

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