“Slasher” by alum Charles Forsman
If you are in need of more comics by Charles Forsman (’08), the man who brought us The End of the Fucking World (Fantagraphics), then you are in luck. He is currently releasing Slasher (Floating World Comics), a psychosexual thriller, as a five-issue miniseries, with a few issues out already.
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Tags: Cartoon Studies, Charles Forsman, Comics, Floating World Comics, miniseries
Next Up Visiting Artists: Melissa Mendes and Charles Forsman
Melissa Mendes lives and works in Hancock, Massachusetts. She attended Hampshire College for her undergraduate studies, and at The Center for Cartoon Studies she got her MFA. In 2010 she received a Xeric Grant to publish her first graphic novel, Freddy Stories. She has drawn comics with the Ladydrawers for Trughout.org, Bitch Media, and illustrated a chapter book called Jack Strong Takes a Stand (Roaring Brook Press). Her comic, Lou, was published in 17 issues by Oily Comics. She is drawing a series for Belt Magazine titled Harvey and Me, written by Ann Elizabeth Moore, about her adventures with Harvey Pekar. Melissa is currently serializing her graphic novel, The Weight.
Charles Forsman is a 2008 graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. Forman is a three-time Ignatz Award-winner for his self-published mini comic, Snake Oil and his graphic novel The End of The Fucking World (Fantagraphics). Fantagraphics also published his graphic novel Celebrated Summer in 2014. Forsman lives in Hancock, Massachusetts where he runs Oily Comics and works on his monthly action comic book, Revenger.
Tags: Celebrated Summer, Charles Forsman, Harvey and Me, Ignatz Award Winner, Melissa Mendes, Oily Comics, Revenger, Snake Oil, TEOTFW, The Weight
At the Junction of Words and Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies
|January 27, 2016 7:00 pm||to||February 9, 2016 8:00 pm|
Guest curator and Professor of English, Craig Fischer as assembled an impressive The Center for Cartoon Studies ten year exhibit currently on exhibit at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Presentation by James Sturm
January 27, 2016, 7pm
At the Junction of Words & Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) exhibit will feature work by CCS faculty and co-founder James Sturm, Stephen R. Bissette and Jason Lutes as well as by CCS Fellows Chris Wright (2008-09), Julie Delporte (2011-12), Connor Willumsen (2012-13) and Sophie Yanow (2014-15). Also included are examples of art by CCS graduates Dan Archer ’08, Charles Forsman ’08, Colleen Frakes ’07, Sophie Goldstein ’13, Luke Howard ’13, Joseph Lambert ’08, Melissa Mendes ’10 and cartoonists who have collaborated with the school on various book projects.
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Tags: Charles Forsman, Colleen Frakes, Connor Willumsen, Craig Fischer, Dan Archer, James Sturm, Jason Lutes, Joseph Lambert, Julie Delporte, Luke Howard, Melissa Mendes, Michelle Ollie, Sophie Goldstein, Sophie Yanow, Stephen R. Bissette, Steve Bissette, Tenth Celebration, Torching Center
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
L’employé du Moi Angoulême Exhibit Featuring CCS Alum, Fellows, and Faculty
|January 29, 2015 10:00 pm||to||February 1, 2015 10:00 pm|
January 29-February 1
L’employé du Moi is a publishing company based in Brussels and active in the world of independent comics for 15 years. The museum Paper will devote this year’s exhibition space during the International Festival of Comics of Angoulême. On more than one hundred square meters you will discover the many facets of the publishing house: original boards , collective productions , and interactive facility all grouped around the imposing sculpture of the building symbol of the publisher. L’employé du Moi publishes work of The Center for Cartoon Studies fellows Max de Radiguès, Julie Delporte, and David Libens, along with CCS faculty Alec Longstreth, and alum Joe Lambert and Chuck Forsman.
Tags: Alec Longstreth, Angoulême, Charles Forsman, David Libens, Joseph Lambert, Julie Delporte, L’employé du Moi, Max de Radigues
CCS Alum Featured In The Best American Comics
Alum Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein make the Best American Comics 2013 book!
The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. The 2013 Editor is Jeff Smith—CCS commencement speaker, creator of the comic Bone. Cover drawing by Kate Beaton.
Notable Comics from CCS also listed in the book:
Jon Chad, Bikeman
Charles Forsman, TEOTFW, Parts 1-7
Luke Howard, All Coons Look Alike to Me: The Life of Ernest Hogan, Father of Ragtime
Jason Lutes, Berlin No. 18
Dakota McFadzean, Unkindness
Gabby Schulz, Sick, Gabby’s Playhouse
Laura Terry, Overboard
Andy Warner, The Man Who Build Beirut
The Cartoon Crier, a collaborative project between The Center for Cartoon Studies and National Cartoonist Society
The Best American Comics 2013 releases October 8th.
Click here to pre-order a copy!
Tags: Andy Warner, Best American Comics, Charles Forsman, Comics, Dakota McFadzean, Gabby Schulz, Graphic Novels, Jason Lutes, Jeff Smith, Joe Lambert, Jon Chad, Luke Howard, Sophie Goldstein
CCS at Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival
First annual “Comic Arts Brooklyn” festival announced to feature Art Spiegelman, Paul Auster, Kim Deitch, Lisa Hanawalt, Paul Karasik, Jeff Smith, and many more!
CCS alum exhibiting at CAB: Sean Ford, Joe Lambert, and Charles Forsman’s Oily Press
For more information, visit: comicartsbrooklyn.tumblr.com/
Tags: Art Spiegelman, Cartoon Studies, Charles Forsman, Comic Arts Brooklyn, Jeff Smith, Joe Lambert, Kim Deitch, Lisa Hanawalt, New York, Oily Press, Paul Auster, Paul Karasik, Sean Ford