CREATE COMICS Workshop
|July 11, 2016 3:00 pm||to||July 15, 2016 3:00 pm|
|July 24, 2017||to||July 28, 2017|
Create Comics Workshop next session: July 24-28!
Create Comics Summer Workshop is a ‘boot camp’ for cartoonists. The 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. For ages 16+
In Create Comics Workshop you will learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and comic production! Collaborate on a comic anthology that you will self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics summer workshop is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over! Come learn about comics!
Instructors: Beth Hetland and Luke Howard!
This workshop didn’t just teach me how to create comics or how to cartoon, it got me inspired!! I learned tons of valuable information that makes my comics desirable and interesting. AND I made great friends with the students and teachers. Not only is this program stuffed with crucial skills and the key to getting your own cartoons exactly how you want them, its completely fun and never a dull moment!
– Rose, Montclair, NJ
Best crash course in comics making – bar none!
-Philip, Montpelier, Vermont
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, Comic Workshop, create comics, Make Comics, Self-publishing, Summer Camp, Vermont
Academic Outreach: Alec Longstreth
Alec Longstreth has the strength and enthusiasm of ten cartoonists. He has a long history with The Center for Cartoon Studies, coming in as the second fellow, running summer workshops with Jon Chad, teaching Publication Workshop class with Jon Chad and then Professional Practices. Now he runs CCS’s outreach program. And for good reason. He is an amazing speaker.
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Tags: Alec Longstreth, Basewood, Cartoon Studies, Gabby Schulz, Jon Chad, Phase 7, Phase 8, Self-publishing, Transition, Visiting Artist
The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION by Alec Longstreth
Here’s a new comic about the journey of moving to Vermont to make and teach comics, by The Center for Cartoon Studies faculty and 2008-09 fellow Alec Longstreth. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION debuted at The Society of Illustrators Ten Years of Fellowship at The Center for Cartoon Studies exhibit opening and was a feature comic at MoCCA Fest 2016. Read The Center for Cartoon Studies presents LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION comic online, here!
Tags: Alec Longstreth, Cartoon Studies, Cartooning, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Fellowship, Location, MoCCA, Self-publishing, Society of Illustrators, Vermont
Next Up Visiting Artist:
Glynnis Fawkes has a background in art and art history. During a Fulbright Fellowship to Cyprus, she published a book of paintings, Archaeology Lives in Cyprus, and a book of cartoons, Cartoons of Cyprus. She spent almost 10 years working as an illustrator on archaeological projects and excavations in Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, and continues to work in Greece. Glynnis has exhibited paintings in Boston, London, Nicosia, Wollongong, at the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland, OR, and in Burlington, VT, where she lives today. She is also a member of the NY-based web comic collective Activatecomix.com.
Tags: Archaeology, Archaeology Lives in Cyprus, Cartoons of Cyprus, Glynnis Fawkes, Illustrator, Self-publishing, Vermont
Short Run Special Guests: Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10
Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10, will be making their first-ever Seattle Short Run appearance. Meet these breakthrough young artists, and founder of micro-publisher Oily Comics, on Saturday, October 31st, held in Seattle Center.
For more information, visit shortrun.org
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS Alumni, Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Oily Comics, Self-publishing, Short Run
CCS Alum Wins Two Ignatz Awards!
Congratulations to The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Sophie Goldstein ’13 for winning two Ignatz Awards for The Oven, “Outstanding Graphic Novel” and “Outstanding Comic!” Sophie also received an Ignatz in 2014 for House of Women, Part I.
See the complete list of winners on The Beat.
Tags: Comic, Graphic Novel, House of Women, Ignatz, Self-publishing, Sophie Goldstein, SPX, The Oven
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
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.
Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS, Drawn and Quarterly, Graphic Novel, Ignatz, John Porcellino, King-Cat Comics, minicomics, Self-publishing, The Hospital Suite
CCS’10 alum wins Xeric Grant!
Congratulations to The Center for Cartoon Studies Alum Laura Terry for winning the Xeric self-publishing grant award for Overboard!
Visit Laura’s site: bravesailor.com
Tags: Laura Terry, Overboard, Self-publishing, Xeric
CCS’10 alum wins Xeric Grant!
Congratulations to CCS Alum Laura Terry for winning the Xeric self-publishing grant award for Overboard!
Visit Laura’s site: bravesailor.com
Tags: Cartoon Studies, Graphic Novel, Laura Terry, Overboard, Self-publishing, Xeric Grant