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The Center for Cartoon Studies announces the second year of The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency

August 15, 2017


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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Visiting Artist: Nick Drnaso


Nick Drnaso works as a cartoonist and illustrator in Chicago. His debut graphic novel, Beverly (Drawn and Quarterly), is about repressed modern anxieties and social insecurities. It was nominated for a 2016 Ignazt, Best Comic Collection/Anthology. In 2014, his comic “The Grassy Knoll” was nominated for the Outstanding Story and Outstanding MiniComic Ignatz awards. He also coedited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology.


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Next Up Visiting Artist: Nick Drnaso

Nick Drnaso has contributed to several comics anthologies, self-published a handful of comics, been nominated for three Ignatz Awards, and coedited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology. His debut graphic novel, Beverly is a darkly funny portrait of suburban middle America centering on a group of gossipy teens. Previously, The Grassy Knoll, one of the chapters of Beverly, received two Ignatz Award nominations in 2014 and was mentioned as a “notable comic” in the Best American Comics 2014. Nick Drnaso is also the winner of the Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship for 2017.

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Cornish CCS Residency Awarded to Nick Drnaso


Nick Drnaso has been selected as the winner of the Cornish CCS Residency. Nick is a Chicago-based cartoonist whose debut graphic novel, Beverly, was published earlier this year by Drawn and Quarterly. Nick will be working on his next book during his residency.

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Next Up: Julie Delporte


Julie Delporte is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is one of the organizers of Montreal’s annual 48 Heures comics festival. In 2011, Delporte was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies. She is perhaps best known for The Dream of the Disaster, published with Vincent Giard, the zine The Last MileJournal, published by Koyama Press, and Everywhere Antennas with Drawn and Quarterly. Delporte has also worked as a journalist, studied film, and illustrated textbooks. Colored pencils and dogs with long ears are her favorite antidepressants.

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Visiting Artist: Maurice Vellekoop


Maurice Vellekoop is the author/illustrator of 4 books of his own work with Drawn and Quarterly, Green Candy Press and Koyama Press. His work has been shown numerous times at the Reactor Gallery in Toronto, in group shows overseas: at the Mayor gallery in London and in a traveling show called “New Pop” that stopped at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. Most recently, in the summer of 2014, Maurice had his first solo European show at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester, England.

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Visiting Artist: John Porcellino


John Porcellino has been writing, drawing, and publishing comics and graphic novels for over thirty years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, first published in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. Porcellino’s work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, and Korean.  His latest creation, The Hospital Suite, will be debuting at SPX this fall. 

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Recent CCS Fellow Julie Delporte Everywhere Antennas Book Releases


The latest from Julie Delporte (CCS Fellow 2011-12):

 Everywhere Antennas is a poetic novel about self-doubt and technological fatigue, done in Delporte’s ethereal style that pairs a few spare words with flowing pencil crayon illustrations.

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CCS Industry Day

Industry Day is an annual event that introduces CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics.  Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros. This year’s line up includes: Andrew Arnold is a book designer for the children’s book company Roaring Brook Press. Holly Bemiss is an agent at the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of the world renowned, Montreal-based graphic novel and comics arts company Drawn & QuarterlyDan Kois is the senior editor at the Slate Book Review. Tucker Stone is a comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal and the US Sales and Marketing Director for Nobrow.

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Visiting Artist: T. Edward Bak


T. Edward Bak was born in Denver, Colorado in 1970.  He wrote and drew the comic strip Service Industry for three years in the Athens newspaper Flagpole. Bak’s comics have been published by Bodega Distribution and Sparkplug Comic Books, and he has contributed to anthologies such as Project: Romantic (AdHouse Books), Studygroup 12, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase and Houghton-Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2008.  His newest book, Island of Memory, was released by Floating World Comics.  Bak was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008-09.

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