Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall
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
- Summer Workshops
Click here learn more about our programs.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, MFA, Sequential Art, Study Comics, Vermont, White River Junction
The Center for Cartoon Studies announces the second year of The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency
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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CREATE COMICS Workshop
|July 11, 2016 3:00 pm||to||July 15, 2016 3:00 pm|
|July 24, 2017||to||July 28, 2017|
Create Comics Workshop next session: July 24-28!
Create Comics Summer Workshop is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. For ages 16+
In Create Comics Workshop you will learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and comic production! Collaborate on a comic anthology that you will self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics summer workshop is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over! Come learn about comics!
Instructors: Beth Hetland and Luke Howard!
This workshop didn’t just teach me how to create comics or how to cartoon, it got me inspired!! I learned tons of valuable information that makes my comics desirable and interesting. AND I made great friends with the students and teachers. Not only is this program stuffed with crucial skills and the key to getting your own cartoons exactly how you want them, its completely fun and never a dull moment!
– Rose, Montclair, NJ
Best crash course in comics making – bar none!
-Philip, Montpelier, Vermont
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comic Workshop, create comics, Make Comics, Self-publishing, Summer Camp, Vermont
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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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS WITH A $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP
Awarded to one fall 2017 female identified applicant! Scholarship will be selected in May 2017. Eligible for Master of Fine Arts, and Two-Year Certificate program! Click here to learn more about our MFA and Certificate program! Apply online!
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Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!
|November 12, 2016|
|1:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
Open House and Portfolio Day at CCS!
Saturday, November 12
1pm – 4pm
Bring your portfolio or sketchbook for an admissions review.
Learn more about the program and courses offered at CCS while touring the campus and meeting with faculty and students!
This event is ideal for prospective students!
Learn about CCS programs:
MFA and CERTIFICATES
& LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option
Browse THE SCHULZ LIBRARY!
See current student projects,
recent alumni publications, and faculty work.
R.S.V.P. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Who Should Attend?
Prospective students, applicants, college students,
high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome!
Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies-Post Office building, 46 South Main Street,
White River Junction, Vermont
Tags: Applied Cartooning, Apply to CCS, Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, Master of Fine Arts, MFA in Comics, Portfolio, Portfolio Day, Study Comics, Vermont
The Center for Cartoon Studies To Offer Workshop at Vermont Animation Festival
The Vermont Animation Festival is set to take place October 13-15 in Caledonia County. Presented by Lyndon State College, Catamount Arts and The Center for Cartoon Studies, the event (formerly NEK Animation Festival) will feature works by New England filmmakers and Vermont students.
Saturday, October 15
The Center for Cartoon Studies Comic Workshop with alum Kane Lynch
10 am-1 pm
Catamount Arts Annex
For details and schedule, visit: vermontanimation.org
Tags: cartoonist, Catamount Arts, CCS, Comics, Kane Lynch, Lyndon State College, Vermont Animation Festival
The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth
Here’s a new comic about the journey of moving to Vermont to make and teach comics, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty and 2008-09 fellow Alec Longstreth. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION debuted at The Society of Illustrators Ten Years of Fellowship at The Center for Cartoon Studies exhibit opening and was a feature comic at MoCCA Fest 2016. Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION comic online, here!
Tags: Alec Longstreth, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Fellowship, Location, MoCCA, Self-publishing, Society of Illustrators, Vermont
Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prize
Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, and join our previous winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree; Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll; and Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware.
The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.
The winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.
Read the complete story on Slate.com and to see the rest of the excellent shortlist!
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Visiting Artist: John Martz
John Martz is an Ignatz winning illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. Martz also illustrated Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013).
Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, CCS Visiting Artist, Comics, Graphic Novel, Ignatz, John Martz, Koyama Press, Nobrow, Tim and Other Stories, Vermont