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The Center for Cartoon Studies, MFA, Certificates, Studio

The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)

Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
    w/low Residency Option
  • Two-Year and One-Year
    Certificate Program
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Alum Spotlight:
Sasha Velour

Stonewall by Sasha Velour

Sasha Velour (’13) is the most recent winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 9!  And we all send her the biggest congratulations! Her thesis project back in 2013, Stonewall, is a graphic novel about the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Stonewall by Sasha Velour, 2013 thesis project

On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York, and the patrons and other sympathizer rioted in a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations. Considered a turning in the history of LGBT rights, Sasha uses multiple protagonists in a variety of historical styles to navigate the complicated and elusive story.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies announces the second year of The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency

August 15, 2017
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

White River Junction, Vermont – The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) announces the second year of The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency. This year, the month-long residency will be held during the stunning fall season and will include a $3000 stipend. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2017.

Located in Cornish, NH, The Cornish CCS Residency is designed to create a focused and inspiring environment for cartoonists to create exceptional work. Cornish is located 16 miles from The Center for Cartoon Studies (VT), in beautiful rural New Hampshire.

This residency is made possible by former CCS board member, cartoonist Harry Bliss, whose work regularly appears in The New Yorker. “I want to attract the best cartoonists working today and create a residency that is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for storytellers who are pushing the boundaries of the medium,” Bliss said.

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Patreon Spotlight:
Sophie Goldstein

Sophie Goldstein (’13) is the creator of The Oven (AdHouse Books) and House of Women, which will be coming out later this year through Fantagraphics. She has a Patreon going to fund her continued work on comics.

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2017 Summer Workshop Line Up!

July 31, 2017toAugust 12, 2017

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NEXT UP SUMMER WORKSHOPS!:

GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
with Paul Karasik

July 31-August 4
or August 7-11

Optional Online Extension 

GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP
with Jo Knowles
and Tillie Walden

The Young Adult Genre
July 31-August 4 

GRAPHIC MEMOIR WORKSHOP
with Melanie Gillman

August 7-11

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017 Workshops

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Visiting Artist: Ruben Bolling

Ruben Bolling at The Center for Cartoon Studies talking to Luke Howard

Ruben Bolling provided the students with a very funny presentation. Uproarious even. He is the creator of Tom the Dancing Bug, a “free-form, sketch comedy-style” weekly comic strip.

A taste of Ruben’s work

Ruben was a great representative for the strip cartoonist because he worked through the transition from newspapers to the internet. He was doing pretty well with print newspapers at the time, so he was in the first generation who made the transition. Due to this situation, he has his own weird, custom web presence.

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ALISON BECHDEL TO BE APPOINTED VERMONT CARTOONIST LAUREATE

April 6, 2017
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Thursday, April 6
Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
With the reading of a resolution on the Vermont State House floor, Alison Bechdel will be appointed Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Assembly convenes at 1pm

Presentation of Laurels
with Cartoonist Laureate Alison Bechdel
Thursday, April 6, 4pm, at The Center for Cartoon Studies. 

Montpelier, Vermont-Bolton, Vermont resident Alison Bechdel will become Vermont’s third cartoonist laureate on Thursday, April 6, 2017, when she will be recognized on the Vermont State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont’s congressional delegation, said in a joint statement, “We applaud The Center for Cartoon Studies’ choice of Alison Bechdel to serve as Vermont’s next cartoonist laureate. For three decades, Ms. Bechdel’s talents have been well known to Vermonters, and we have proudly watched her achieve the national acclaim she deserves. Her scope of work – from books to Broadway – has added to our national discourse. Congratulations to Alison Bechdel for continuing another unique tradition that sets Vermont apart.”

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Visiting Artist: Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel is a humble cartoonist. He says he got opportunities before he was ready, so he simply did the best he could.

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Rebecca Mock

Rebecca Mock is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist and animator. Her past clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, BBC Radio, Nautilus, Medium, Reader’s Digest, Fullbright, HBO, and Jet Blue. Mock illustrated her first graphic novel, Compass South, written by Hope Larson, was published through FSG in 2016. Mock specializes in atmospheric, cinematic .gif illustration, as well as environmental concept art, background painting, and classic painterly illustration. In her downtime she enjoys being a huge comics, scifi, and anime nerd, as well as an art history know-it-all.

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Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Q & A by Tillie Walden ’16, a comic about coming out as a cartoonist.

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