Donna Almendrala ’12 is the art director at the Peanuts Studio in Santa Rosa. She spends most of her free time playing and obsessing over board games and RPGs. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr as @madmacaques. She did the following interview with Angela Boyle ’16.
The Center for Cartoon Studies commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday May 4, 11am, 2019 at The Barrette Center for The Arts, with speaker PEGGY BURNS.
Peggy Burns is the publisher of Drawn & Quarterly Press in Montreal. SInce its founding in 1989, Drawn & Quarterly has grown into an internationally renowned publisher of the world’s top cartoonists. It has published luminaries including Lynda Barry, Chris Ware, Seth, and Kate Beaton, as well as international authors including Guy Delisle, Tom Gauld and Yoshihiro Tatsumi. The publishing house is celebrated for its high production values, design, editorial integrity, and artistic autonomy.
The event is free and open to the public.
Please join us for the Thesis Exhibition Opening immediately following the ceremony. The exhibit features original work by the graduating class!
A Denver Independent Comics and Art Expo (DiNK) Dinky Awarded to Wash Day!
by Jamila Rowser and CCS graduate Robyn Smith ’17. Edited by J. A. Micheline.
Wash Day is a slice-of-life comic that pays tribute to the beauty and endurance of Black women and their hair. The story follows Kimana, a 26-year-old woman living in the Bronx, as she cares for her long, thick hair. As Kim goes through her Sunday morning rituals, we see the highs and lows of her day—fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk and catcalls. Click here to see more of Robyn’s work and to buy a copy of Wash Day.
DiNK’s annual DiNKy Awards commit to recognize excellence, promote independent comics from a diversified group, and create a level playing field in which work is judged for its merits, not the strength of its marketing campaign.