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Visiting Artist:
An Nguyen

An Nguyen is a Canadian cartoonist living in Ontario. Her most recent work is So Pretty / Very Rotten written with Jane Mai and published by Koyama Press. An also draws comics under the name Saicoink and is known for her comic series Open Spaces and Closed Places. Nguyen has drawn comics for Spera: Ascension of the Starless, Electric Ant zine, and various Love Love Hill anthologies. In addition to So Pretty / Very Rotten, she and Jane Mai also released a zine titled Don’t Talk to Me or I’ll Set Myself on Fire.

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Spinning by alum Tillie Walden releases September 12

September 12, 2017

Tillie Walden and her newest book, Spinning

Spinning by Tillie Walden (’16) is coming out in just about a week on September 12, 2017. Her fourth graphic novel, this is her first with First Second. She has also published I Love This Part, A City Inside, and The End of Summer with Avery Hill Publishing, released through Retrofit Comics in the United States. It will be coming out to marvelous reviews.

Page from Spinning by Tillie Walden

  • Booklist Online: “She uses negative space to great effect, elegantly depicting her loneliness and isolation while simultaneously emphasizing how deeply she feels unable to speak up for herself.”
  • Cathy Camper, Lambda Literary: ” At school, another student, Grace, bullies her, so skating becomes a kind of after-school refuge. Not a refuge from everything, however: Tillie develops a secret crush on another girl. . . .”

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The Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship AWARDED TO ALI FITZGERALD

In 2015, Ali began a series of  comic workshops with refugees which were then supported by Comic Invasion and Amnesty InternationalHer first graphic novel, based on these workshops as well as Berlin’s historical//contemporary relationship to immigration and bohemia, will be published by Fantagraphics in the Spring of 2018. At The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency, she’ll work on a series of comics investigating the aesthetics of nationalism and propaganda.  

Ali lives in Berlin and mostly works in the milieu of socially-critical visual narratives. She currently contributes comics and visual essays to New York Magazine’s The Cut  and The New Yorker. She has also contributed art-world comics to Art Magazin and Modern Painters and created the popular comic Hungover Bear and Friends for McSweeney’s, which ran from 2013 to 2016.

She has been a regular arts writer for Art21 since 2010 and founded the column Queer Berlin in 2013. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Europe as well as featured or mentioned  in the New York TimesArtlies!, Afar, The Berlin Quarterly, The Guardian, The Economist, Taggespeigel, Tip Magazin, Varoom Magazine and Art in America.  For more information on Ali Fitzgerald visit: alifitzgerald.net

 

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CCS Fellow Liniers book launch and signing for Good Night, Planet – to take place at Norwich Bookstore

September 9, 2017
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Saturday, September 9
10am to 12pm
at Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont

Norwich Bookstore will be celebrating the launch of Liniers new book for young readers, Good Night, Planet. When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play. After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, the little girl is worn out, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started!

Ricardo Siri, better known by his middle name, Liniers, is a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. Good Night, Planet is his third book for children, following Written and Drawn by Henrietta and The Big Wet Balloon. He has also published three volumes of the collected Macanudo series of political cartoons, drawn numerous New Yorker covers, and contributed to other journals.

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Tillie Walden ’16 is a Special Guest at Small Press Expo 2017

September 16, 2017toSeptember 17, 2017

An incredible line up of SPX special guests is slated for 2017!  Including recent The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) recent graduate Tillie Walden ’16.  SPX takes place September 16 & 17, in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit: smallpressexpo.com

Tillie Walden won two Ignatz Awards at SPX in 2016, a few months after graduating from CCS.

Winning in both categories Tillie was nominated for: Outstanding Artist & Promising New Talent! The Outstanding Artist category reflects, in the Jurors’ opinion, the best execution of graphic skill by an individual within the comic medium. Click here to read all about it.

Spinning is anticipated to be a bestseller in 2017! BookExpo named its finalists for its Editors’ Buzz program, which highlights titles in three categories expected to resonate with readers in 2017. In the past, selected nine books that proved to be bestsellers, according to BookExpo. The program has, in the past, selected nine books that proved to be bestsellers, according to BookExpo.

Spinning will release this September with First Second Books. Preorder a copy.

 

Spinning by Tillie Walden

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CCS Diplomas across the Years

Every year, The Center for Cartoon Studies gets a different artist to draw the certificate for their graduates. The artist is kept a secret until the actual graduation ceremony when it is unveiled with the honorary degree is given to that year’s graduation speaker. Diploma drawing above by Eleanor Davis.

Chu holding diploma by Jason.

And you can see them all on CCS’s Flickr!

2016 diploma by Liniers

Post by Angela Boyle.

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“Slasher” by alum Charles Forsman

Slashed #1 cover by 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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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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“What Is a Glacier?” by Instructor Sophie Yanow

What Is a Glacier cover by Sophie Yanow

Sophie Yanow recently started teaching here at The Center for Cartoon Studies, but that hasn’t stopped her from coming out with comics. What is a Glacier? was recently released through Retrofit Comics and came in the first 2017 subscription package.

Sample page from What is a Glacier by Sophie Yanow

This beautiful book is a meditation on time. An autobiographical comic on her trip to Iceland, she reflects on her relationship that had ended in the previous year. Just before the release of the book, Sophie was interviewed by R. J. Casey on The Comics Journal.

Sample page from What is a Glacier by Sophie Yanow
Post by Angela Boyle.

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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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