Stories tagged Graphic Novel

“Beer Is for Everyone!” by Em Sauter

Beer is for Everyone! by Em Sauter

Em Sauter (’11) is a cartoonist who works at a brewery as communications manager. So not too surprisingly, her new book is titled Beer Is for Everyone! (of Drinking Age). It will release this October 2017 with One Peace Books!

Em Sauter

What is the premise of this book?

It’s based on my beer reviews (Pints and Panels webcomic) but it’s all new material plus a discussion of educational elements of beer (malt, hops). My reviews are usually one page

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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

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Patreon Spotlight:
T Edward Bak

Sample page of Wild Man by T Edward Bak

T Edward Bak is working on a graphic novel about the naturalist Georg Wilhem Steller, Wild Man. Bak’s research is based on translations of Steller’s own accounts. Bak is focusing his story and research on Steller’s experience with the imperial Second Kamchatka Expedition in the 18th century, from Russia to North America.

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Announcing the Winners of the Fifth Cartoonist Studio Prize

Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) are proud to announce the winners of the fifth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize!

The winner for Best Print Comic is Eleanor Davis for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics)

The winner for Best Web Comic is Christina Tran for “On Beauty,” a story about medical tourism in South Korea.

The winners were selected by Slate’s Jacob Brogan; the faculty and students at The Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by Jarad Greene; and this year’s guest judge, Karen Green, curator for comics and cartoons at Columbia University’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.

See the incredible short list of comics on!

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Spotlight Summer Workshop: YA Graphic Novel

August 4, 2017

Every summer, The Center for Cartoon Studies holds a series of week-long workshops. This summer, they have added some new workshops, including the Young Adult Graphic Novel with Jo Knowles and alumn Tillie Walden, July 31-August 4. The week will focus on the specific idiosyncrasies inherent in young adult fiction through lectures and exercises. You will have access to not only the knowledge of these two quality creators but also the printing lab and the Schulz Library.

Jo Knowles as visiting artist

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All The Wonders Podcast Interviews CCS Faculty Jon Chad

The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty Jon Chad talks with All The Wonders about his latest book, Volcanoes: Fire and Life, the newest in First Second’s Science Comics series. Jon talks about his underlying love of science, looking for narrative beats, and creating stories that encourage reader inquiry. Listen to this episode, and learn the truth about Volcanoes!

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Tillie Walden’s ’16 SPINNING Named 2017 BookExpo Finalist!

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 by, The Center for Cartoon Studies recent graduate Tillie Walden, will release this fall with First Second Books.

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Alum Spotlight: Lucy Knisley


Lucy Knisley graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009. Since then she has created multiple graphic novels, with more already on the way. She gave me (Angela Boyle ’15) a brief interview.

Who was your advisor and why did you choose them?

Lynda Barry! I love her. I chose her for a number of reasons: First of all, she is amazing. I was pretty burnt out after two years of art high school, four years of art college, and a year of CCS, and I needed a lot of freedom and space to do my thesis, and she offered that. She was such a breath of fresh air—mental health and freedom over productivity and monetary value in work. Exactly what the doctor ordered.


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2017 is The Will Eisner Centennial Year!

March 1, 2017toMarch 7, 2017

Help us celebrate Will Eisner Week, March 1-7! Read a comic or graphic novel! Pick one up your local library, bookstore, comic shop! To learn about Will Eisner, a champion o the graphic novel, visit:


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Next Up Visiting Artist: Rebecca Mock

Rebecca Mock is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist and animator. Her past clients include The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time, BBC Radio, Nautilus, Medium, Reader’s Digest, Fullbright, HBO, and Jet Blue. Mock illustrated her first graphic novel, Compass South, written by Hope Larson, was published through FSG in 2016. Mock specializes in atmospheric, cinematic .gif illustration, as well as environmental concept art, background painting, and classic painterly illustration. In her downtime she enjoys being a huge comics, scifi, and anime nerd, as well as an art history know-it-all.

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