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Vermont Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium Features Faculty Jason Lutes, Sophie Yanow, and recent Alum

October 19, 2017toOctober 21, 2017

Keynote presentations by Art Spiegelman (October 19), Joe Sacco (October 20) and Alison Bechdel (October 21), and a day-long event at the Fleming Museum on October 21 featuring panel discussions and over 40 cartoonists from New England and Quebec.

Presenters include The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) faculty Jason Lutes and Sophie Yanow, along with alum Iona Fox. Alum Bridget Comeau, Iona Fox, and Stephanie Zuppo will have work on exhibit.

October 19, 20 and 21, 2017

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“What Is a Glacier?” by Instructor Sophie Yanow

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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
Post by Angela Boyle.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Begins Its Second Decade with a Splash!!

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The 2016-2017 CCS Fellow is Argentine cartoonist Liniers.

Ricardo Liniers Siri is best known as the creator of the popular Latin American comic strip Macanudo. American audiences have been introduced to Liniers through his New Yorker covers and children’s books that include The Big Wet Balloon and Written and Drawn by Henrietta. Liniers remarks, “It´s an amazing adventure to get to go to Vermont, meet all kinds of cartoonists and draw till I drop. Well…my kind of adventure!”

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Sophie Yanow joins CCS’s faculty. 

Sophie Yanow was the 2014-15 CCS Fellow. “I’m happy to continue to be a part of the CCS community, and excited to be given a role where I will do my best to encourage and facilitate knowledge sharing and artistic growth among the ever amazing CCS students,” says Yanow.

CCS’s first Applied Cartooning Fellow is Reverend Kurt Shaffert. 

Rev. Shaffert has served as a chaplain with the VA Connecticut Healthcare System since 2008 and as a lecturer in pastoral care at the Yale Divinity School since 2007.  He presented at the recent Graphic Medicine Conference on Process Cartooning (Graphic Narrative Medicine) as a Clinical Intervention.

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Society of Illustrators Exhibit: The Center for Cartoon Studies, Ten Years of Fellowship

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Art by Connor Willumsen

 

On exhibit until April 30

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY

The Center for Cartoon Studies Fellows will also be attending the MoCCA Arts Festival, held on April 2 – 3 at Metropolitan West in NYC.

Over the last ten years, CCS Fellows have produced some of the most moving, provocative, and groundbreaking work in comics. CCS Fellows include Robyn Chapman, Gabby Schulz, T. Edward Bak, Chris Wright, Alec Longstreth, Max de Radigues, David Libens, Blaise Larmee, Julie Delporte, Connor Willumsen, Nicole Georges, Sophie Yanow, and Noah Van Sciver.

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At the Junction of Words and Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies

January 27, 2016 7:00 pmtoFebruary 9, 2016 8:00 pm

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Guest curator and Professor of English, Craig Fischer as assembled an impressive The Center for Cartoon Studies ten year exhibit currently on exhibit at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. 

Presentation by James Sturm
January 27, 2016, 7pm

At the Junction of Words & Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) exhibit will feature work by CCS faculty and co-founder James Sturm, Stephen R. Bissette and Jason Lutes as well as by CCS Fellows Chris Wright (2008-09), Julie Delporte (2011-12), Connor Willumsen (2012-13) and Sophie Yanow (2014-15). Also included are examples of art by CCS graduates Dan Archer ’08, Charles Forsman ’08, Colleen Frakes ’07, Sophie Goldstein ’13, Luke Howard ’13, Joseph Lambert ’08, Melissa Mendes ’10 and cartoonists who have collaborated with the school on various book projects. 

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The Winners of the Cartoonist Studio Prize

The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) are proud to announce the winners of the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winners were selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan Kois; the faculty and students at The Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by CCS fellow Sophie Yanow; and this year’s guest judge, cartoonist Paul Karasik.

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The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Richard McGuire for Here, a decades-in-the-making, centuries-spanning epic of time and space, as seen through the complete history of a single room in a single house. Published by Pantheon.

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The winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Winston Rowntree for Watching, a beautiful, detailed story of time travelers observing life in the present day.

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The Cartoonist Studio Prize: The Shortlists

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The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the print and web nominees for the third annual Cartoonist Studio Prize! Click here to see the complete list.

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Will Eisner Week Lecture: Sophie Yonow

March 5, 2015

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In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. In the fall of 2011 she moved to Montreal, Quebec where she joined the well regarded Colosse comics collective. In Situ, a collection of journal comics documenting her transition to Montreal, won wide acclaim in US and Canada. Her work has also frequently appeared online on Top Shelf Comix, Te Rumpus, the Nib, and many others. Her latest book, War of Streets and Houses published by Uncivilized Books, was nominated for an Ignatz Award for ‘Outstanding Graphic Novel’ in 2014.

Thursday, March 5, 3pm
At The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office Building

Free and open to the public.

Special thanks to our reception sponsor Maple Street Catering and Big Fatty’s BBQ!

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Will Eisner Week:
March 1-7, 2015

March 5, 2015

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WILL EISNER WEEK LECTURE
at The Center for Cartoon Studies

CCS Fellow Sophie Yanow

Thursday, March 5, 3-5pm

Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies, Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont. Free and open to the public.

In celebration of Will Eisner Week, Sophie Yanow, CCS fellow and cartoonist from Northern California whose work fluctuates between the macro and the micro, will talk about her approach to nonfiction, autobiography, and poetry in comics making. For more information on Sophie Yanow, visit situology.com

Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”

For a list of all upcoming CCS Will Eisner Week events, click here.

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CCS Alum and Fellows Nominated for SPX Ignatz Awards

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Alum (Sophie Goldstein, Luke Howard, Dane Martin) and incoming Fellow Sophie Yanow are nominees for this year’s Ignatz Awards!  Alums Annie Murphy, Jose-Luis Olivares, Sasha Steinberg & recent Fellow Nicole Georges contributed to the nominated QU33R anthology!

Click here to see the complete list of 2014 Small Press Expo Ignatz Nominees.

Small Press Expo will take place September 13-14, 2014, at the North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Washington. Attendees vote for the award during the convention on September 13; the Ignatz ceremony, which is open to the public, is held that evening. For more information about SPX, visit: spxpo.com

Image above is from Outstanding Artist Ignatz Nominee Sophie Goldstein’s House of Women.

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