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The Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship AWARDED TO ALI FITZGERALD

In 2015, Ali began a series of  comic workshops with refugees which were then supported by Comic Invasion and Amnesty InternationalHer first graphic novel, based on these workshops as well as Berlin’s historical//contemporary relationship to immigration and bohemia, will be published by Fantagraphics in the Spring of 2018. At The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency, she’ll work on a series of comics investigating the aesthetics of nationalism and propaganda.  

Ali lives in Berlin and mostly works in the milieu of socially-critical visual narratives. She currently contributes comics and visual essays to New York Magazine’s The Cut  and The New Yorker. She has also contributed art-world comics to Art Magazin and Modern Painters and created the popular comic Hungover Bear and Friends for McSweeney’s, which ran from 2013 to 2016.

She has been a regular arts writer for Art21 since 2010 and founded the column Queer Berlin in 2013. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Europe as well as featured or mentioned  in the New York TimesArtlies!, Afar, The Berlin Quarterly, The Guardian, The Economist, Taggespeigel, Tip Magazin, Varoom Magazine and Art in America.  For more information on Ali Fitzgerald visit: alifitzgerald.net

 

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CCS Fellow Liniers book launch and signing for Good Night, Planet – to take place at Norwich Bookstore

September 9, 2017
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Saturday, September 9
10am to 12pm
at Norwich Bookstore, Norwich, Vermont

Norwich Bookstore will be celebrating the launch of Liniers new book for young readers, Good Night, Planet. When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play. After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, the little girl is worn out, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started!

Ricardo Siri, better known by his middle name, Liniers, is a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. Good Night, Planet is his third book for children, following Written and Drawn by Henrietta and The Big Wet Balloon. He has also published three volumes of the collected Macanudo series of political cartoons, drawn numerous New Yorker covers, and contributed to other journals.

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Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program this Fall

The Center for Cartoon Studies, MFA, Certificates, Studio

The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)

Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world
to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
    w/low Residency Option
  • Two-Year and One-Year
    Certificate Program
  • Summer Workshops

Click here learn more about our programs.

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

August 15, 2017
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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CREATE COMICS Workshop

July 11, 2016 3:00 pmtoJuly 15, 2016 3:00 pm
July 24, 2017toJuly 28, 2017

Create Comics Workshop at CCS

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!

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017 Workshops

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

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Alum Spotlight: Stephanie Zuppo

Stephanie Zuppo (’15) is a hardworking cartoonist who has wholeheartedly accepted her role as a Vermont cartoonist. She has an obvious passion for comics that you can see in all of her various and sundry projects.

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Ladybroad Ledger, Release Issue #2

July 29, 2017
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

The Ladybroad Ledger, Issue #1

This week was the launch of the GoFundMe to print Issue #2 of The Ladybroad Ledger—an anthology newspaper of femme alt cartoonists from Vermont run by Stephanie Zuppo (’15). Issue #1 was released earlier this year and issue #2 is coming out this summer. It is a twice-yearly publication that we all hope to look forward to for a long time.

Join us for a comic reading event at The Center for Cartoon Studies to celebrate the release of The Ladybroad Ledger Issue #2! This event will be taking place on July 29th from 5 – 8pm in CCS’ Post Office building. Follow us on Facebook for more updates on this event and to RSVP.

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Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference in White River Junction

June 8, 2017

The State of Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The conference will highlight White River Junction’s revitalization. The conference will include panels on zoning, new construction, housing, arts and culture, and preservation. For more information and to register, visit: accd.vermont.gov

Poster illustration by Dan Nott ’18.

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ALISON BECHDEL TO BE APPOINTED VERMONT CARTOONIST LAUREATE

April 6, 2017
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Thursday, April 6
Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
With the reading of a resolution on the Vermont State House floor, Alison Bechdel will be appointed Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Assembly convenes at 1pm

Presentation of Laurels
with Cartoonist Laureate Alison Bechdel
Thursday, April 6, 4pm, at The Center for Cartoon Studies. 

Montpelier, Vermont-Bolton, Vermont resident Alison Bechdel will become Vermont’s third cartoonist laureate on Thursday, April 6, 2017, when she will be recognized on the Vermont State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont’s congressional delegation, said in a joint statement, “We applaud The Center for Cartoon Studies’ choice of Alison Bechdel to serve as Vermont’s next cartoonist laureate. For three decades, Ms. Bechdel’s talents have been well known to Vermonters, and we have proudly watched her achieve the national acclaim she deserves. Her scope of work – from books to Broadway – has added to our national discourse. Congratulations to Alison Bechdel for continuing another unique tradition that sets Vermont apart.”

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The Ladybroad Ledger: A new comics newspaper featuring female creators from Vermont

Ledger

Stephanie Zuppo (’15) and Rachel Lindsay are the driving force behind The Ladybroad Ledger, a free comics newspaper featuring female comics creators from Vermont. The first issue of the newspaper (12 pages) is now being distributed at schools, libraries, and businesses throughout Vermont. Their plan is to put out an issue twice a year. This issue of the black-and-white paper features comics by Rachel Lindsay, Julianna Brazil, Laura Martin (’17), Sandy Bartholomew (’17), Bridget Comeau (’15), Susan Norton, Angela Boyle (’16 – yes, that is me), Kelly Swann (’16), Michelle Sayles, Iona Fox (’15), and Stephanie herself, along with a cover color and short interview with Glynnis Fawkes.

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