Alum Spotlight: Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009. Since then she has created multiple graphic novels, with more already on the way. She gave me (Angela Boyle ’15) a brief interview.
Who was your advisor and why did you choose them?
Lynda Barry! I love her. I chose her for a number of reasons: First of all, she is amazing. I was pretty burnt out after two years of art high school, four years of art college, and a year of CCS, and I needed a lot of freedom and space to do my thesis, and she offered that. She was such a breath of fresh air—mental health and freedom over productivity and monetary value in work. Exactly what the doctor ordered.
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Tags: An Age of License, Cartoon Studies, CCS Alumni, First Second, Graphic Novel, Lucy Knisley, Relish, Schulz Library, Something New
Luke Healy ’14 Thesis Project Published with NOBROW!
“…an extremely accomplished debut graphic novel.” -QUIETUS
Here is a link to a great review by QUIETUS for How To Survive In The North!
Recent graduate Luke Healy’s ’14 How To Survive In The North started as a thesis project while he was attending The Center for Cartoon Studies. Based on two related Artic expeditions, both of which were well documented at the time, it adds a contemporary fictional third strand. The expeditions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson were an attempt to prove his theory of ‘the friendly Arctic’, his notion that as long as you knew how to get food and fuel from under the ice, it would be unproblematic to explore the area.
Click here to order a copy today!
Tags: cartoonist, CCS Alumni, Graphic Novel, Luke Healy, Nobrow
How To Survive in the North Thesis Project by Luke Healy to release in May with Nobrow!
Congratulations to recent The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Luke Healy for How to Survive in the North, his thesis project while attending CCS, will be published with Nobrow! His graphic novel weaves together the true life historical expeditions of Ada Blackjack and Robert Bartlett with a contemporary fictional story in a unique and visual narrative journey that shows the strength it takes to survive in even the harshest conditions – whether that be struggling for survival in the Arctic in the 1900s or surviving a mid-life crisis in the present day. Pre-order your copy today: nobrow.net
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS Alumni, Graphic Novel, Luke Healey, Nobrow
Short Run Special Guests: Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10
Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10, will be making their first-ever Seattle Short Run appearance. Meet these breakthrough young artists, and founder of micro-publisher Oily Comics, on Saturday, October 31st, held in Seattle Center.
For more information, visit shortrun.org
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS Alumni, Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Oily Comics, Self-publishing, Short Run
Alumni Alert: Laura Terry
Let’s add another item to the list of Upper Valley Must-Sees: the work of Laura Terry (CCS ’10). In addition to local highlights like Dartmouth College campus murals, cartoons for King Arthur Flour’s magazine The Baking Sheet, and illustrations for Lou’s Restaurant in Hanover, Terry’s lush and expressive style has been featured on websites like Slate.com. A recipient of one of the last-awarded Xeric grants for her 2012 comic Overboard, Terry keeps her online portfolio updated at www.bravesailor.com.
Tags: CCS Alumni, Dartmouth College, King Arthur Flour, Laura Terry, Lou's Restaurant, Upper Valley
CCS at CAKE 2013
The second annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) will take place this weekend, June 15th and 16th. Folks in the area, stop by and see CCS alums Beth Hetland, Josh Kramer, Luke Howard, Laurel Lynn Leake, April Malig, Sasha Steinberg, Melanie Gillman, Dakota McFadzean, Penina Gal, Betsey Swardlick and more!
For a look at some alumni work debuting at CAKE, click “more.”
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Tags: April Malig, Beth Hetland, Betsey Swardlick, CAKE 2013, CCS Alumni, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, Dakota McFadzean, Josh Kramer, Laurel Lynn Leake, Luke Howard, Melanie Gillman, Penina Gal, Sasha Steinberg
Thesis Exhibition On Exhibit, May 12 – June 16
The Center for Cartoon Studies
2012 Thesis Exhibition
An exhibition featuring work by the graduating class of The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Exhibition runs Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm, through Saturday, June 16.
Location: CCS Gallery, Colodny Building, White River Junction, Vermont.
Click here to see photos of the exhibit online!
Tags: Adrienne Núñez, Amelia Onorato, Andrew Geer Warner, Ariel Bordeaux, Bill Bedard, Blaise Larmee, Cartoon Studies, CCS Alumni, ccs commencement, Dakota McFadzean, Dave Weinar, Donna Almendrala, Jai Granofsky, Julie Delporte, Katie Moody, Melanie Gillman, Molly Howard, Nate Wootters, Rio Aubry Taylor, Sean Knickerbocker, Wade Simpson