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Join CCS For a Graphic Novel Reading and Talk in Northampton at The Forbes Library

March 2, 2016
7:00 pm

ILOVETHISPART_TILLIEWALDEN

The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm

Comics and Graphic Novel reading and talk with James Sturm (Market Day), cartoonist and co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), CCS student Tillie Walden ’16 (I Love This Part), and James Lawson (Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous).

Location: Forbes Library, Northampton MA
Free and open to the public.

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Market Day and Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean Nominated for Einser Awards

Comic-Con International has just announced its 2011 Eisner Award nominees, and two CCS books made this prestigious list.  James Sturm’s Market Day was nominated for Best Graphic Album (New).  Sarah Stewart Taylor and Ben Towle’s Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean was nominated for Best Publication for Kids.  Good luck James, Sarah and Ben!

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James Sturm to Speak at Johns Hopkins

March 7, 2011
5:30 pm

Cartooning, Internet Addiction, Religion, and Starting a College
A slide talk presentation by James Sturm

Monday, March 7, 5:30pm
The Johns Hopkins University

For more information: jhu.edu

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James Sturm

James Sturm is a cartoonist and educator. He is currently the Director of The Center for Cartoon Studies, a two-year cartooning school located in White River Junction, Vermont.

In 1991 James received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, moved to Seattle and co-founded the alternative weekly, The Stranger. That same year Fantagraphics began publishing his Eisner-nominated comic book series The Cereal Killings.

During the next five years James was the art director of The Stranger, collaborated with syndicated columnist (and talking head) Dan Savage producing two issues of the comic book Savage Love. In 1996 James received a Xeric grant for his comic The Revival. From 1997-2001 James lived in Savannah, Georgia and taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design in the sequential art department.

In 1998 Drawn and Quarterly published the story Hundreds of Feet Below Daylight, the second in a trilogy of American historical fiction pieces. Three years later came the last installment of the trilogy, the best-selling and award-winning graphic novel The Golem’s Mighty Swing. The book has been translated into several languages and was named “Best Comic 2001″ by Time Magazine.

An avid collector of Marvel Comics in his youth James wrote and designed the 2004 Eisner award winning Unstable Molecules, a four issue series and trade paperback featuring the characters based on the Fantastic Four, and published by Marvel Comics.

James’ most recent books include Satchel Paige, Striking Out Jim Crow, Adventures in Cartooning (with CCS alumni Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost), and Market Day. With CCS alumni Brandon Elston, James edited Denys Wortman’s New York.

James’ writings and illustrations have appeared in scores of national and regional publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Onion, The New York Times, Slate, and on the cover of The New Yorker.

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