Alum Spotlight: Dakota McFadzean
Dakota McFadzean is a Canadian cartoonist who graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2012. He went on to win a Doug Wright award in 2015 for for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, a collection of his daily comics. Now he works for DreamWorks on Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh. He gave me (Angela Boyle ’15) a brief interview.
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Tags: Adventures of Tip and Oh, Alum, Alumni, Cartoon Studies, Dakota McFadzean, Dreamworks, Murray Geister
Dakota McFadzean ’12 wins Doug Wright Award!
The best in Canadian comics and graphic novels were recognized May 14 at the 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning in Toronto, including The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Dakota McFadzean for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, Patrick Kyle, and Michael Deforge.
Congratulations also to alum Rebecca Roher ’15 who was nominated for Mom Body!
The Doug Wright Awards is a feature event of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF), the 12th annual Wright Awards were held in downtown Toronto. The evening featured special appearances by R. Sikoryak (Raw, Masterpiece Comics), special guest presenters Seth, Chester Brown, Jeet Heer, Heidi McDonald, Chris Kuzma, Maurice Vellekoop, Nathalie Atkinson, and Betty Liang.
Tags: Bird in a cage, CCS Alum, Dakota McFadzean, Don't Get Eaten by Anything, Doug Wright Award, Mom Body, Rebecca Roher, TCAF, Toronto Comics
Congratulations to CCS 2015 Ignatz Award Nominees!
The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2015 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz Awards will be presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:30 P.M. For more information on SPX: spxpo.com
Outstanding Graphic Novel
Saint Cole by CCS Fellow Noah Van Sciver
Promising New Talent
CCS alum Dakota McFadzean (’12) – Don’t Get Eaten by Anything
The Oven by CCS alum Sophie Goldstein (’13)
Whalen: A Reckoning by CCS alum Audry (’15)
Outstanding Online Comic
Mom Body by CCS alum Rebecca Roher (’15)
Click here for a complete list of Ignatz nominees!
Tags: Audry, Cartoon Studies, Cartoons, CCS, Comics, Dakota McFadzean, Dash Shaw, Doctors, Don't Get Eaten by Anything, Ignatz, Mom Body, Noah Van Sciver, Rebecca Roher, Saint Cole, Self-publishing, Small Press Expo, Sophie Goldstein, SPX, The Oven, Vermont, Whalen
SEVEN DAYS: The Cartoon Issue
Vermont’s SEVEN DAYS Annual Cartoon Issue
Featuring cartoons by graduates of CCS: Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Luke Healy, Josh Lees, Dakota McFadzean, Aaron Shrewsbury, and Andy Warner! Contributors also include recent CCS fellow Nicole Georges, faculty Jon Chad, Tom Azarian, Alison Bechdel, Jason Cooley, Glynnis Fawkes, Ghostshrimp, Theo Ellsworth, Kaz, James Kochalka, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, John Kovaleski, Rachel Lindsay, Matt Morris, and Tim Newcomb.
Pick up a print copy today! Click here to read the Digital Edition!
Tags: Aaron Shrewsbury, Alison Bechdel, Andy Warner, Cartoon Issue, CCS, Dakota McFadzean, Eleri Mai Harris, Ghostshrimp, Glynnis Fawkes, James Kochalka, Jason Cooley, John Kovaleski, Jon Chad, Josh Lees, Kaz, Luke Healy, Matt Morris, Melanie Gillman, Nicole Georges, Rachel Lindsay, Seven Days, Theo Ellsworth, Tim Newcomb, Tom Azarian, Vermont, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren
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
Seven Days: All Cartoons
The comics from Seven Days’ recent all-cartoon issue are available online!
Click here for contributor bios and comics by Carl Antonowicz, Eleri Mai Harris, Rachel Dukes, Bill Volk, Bryan Stone, Allie Kleber, Donna Almendrala and more.
Tags: Allie Kleber, Andy Warner, Bill Volk, Bryan Stone, Carl Antonowicz, Dakota McFadzean, Donna Almendrala, Eleri Mai Harris, Harry Bliss, Jai Granofsky, Melanie Gillman, Rachel Dukes, Seven Days Vermont, Sophie Goldstein
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
Other Stories: Dakota McFadzean
Dakota McFadzean (CCS ’12) is known for his ability to combine classic comic conventions with the darkest modern humor, juxtapose the minutiae of the daily grind with the vastness of the universe, render the bleakest truths of human existence in the most charming, accessible style, and still get us to laugh day after day. It’s very exciting to announce that his book Other Stories and the Horse You Rode In On, a collection of short works, will be available this fall from Conundrum Press. Bring on the lawn gnomes, the displaced faces, and the telekinetic pigeons! They’re all there, under a yawning Saskatchewan sky.
Tags: Alumni, Conundrum Press, Dakota McFadzean
Last spring, Jeff Kinney visited The Center for Cartoon Studies and inspired this year’s annual appeal. Click here to read the brochure (2mb pdf) online now.
Make a donation to CCS online today!
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, Center for Cartoon Studies, Comics, Dakota McFadzean, Diary of a CCS Student, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, MFA, Study Comics, Vermont, White River Junction
Center for Cartoon Studies Alum in Best American Comics 2012