Peggy Burns to speak at The Center for Cartoon Studies Commencement Ceremony

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!

Wash Day by Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith ’17 wins DINK award

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.




Announcing the Winners of the Seventh Cartoonist Studio Prize

The best print and web comic of 2018, selected by the Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies:

The winner for Best Print Comic is Chlorine Gardens by Keiler Roberts, published by Koyama Press. Roberts’ autobiographical comic skitters through stories of parenting, family life, and illness with deadpan wit and narrative ingenuity.

The winner for Best Web Comic is “Being an Artist and a Mother” by Lauren Weinstein, published on Weinstein’s comic takes a gimlet-eyed look at the challenge of making art about motherhood while actually being a mother.

Congratulations to both of this year’s winners and all of our nominees!

Go to to read the full story and to see the shortlist!


Next Up Visiting Artist: Mark Alan Stamaty

Mark Alan Stamaty is the author-illustrator of ten books. His children’s books include Who Needs Donuts? (1973, 2003), Alia’s Mission (2005), Too Many Time Machines (1999), Small in the Saddle (1975), Minnie Maloney & Macaroni (1976), and Where’s My Hippopotamus? (1977). He is also the creator of several comic strips including MacDoodle St. for The Village Voice, Washingtoon for The Washington Post, and Boox for the New York Times Book Review. Mark has worked for countless publications throughout his career, including The New Yorker, the New Republic, the Washington Post Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Slate Magazine, Esquire, New York Magazine, Harper’s, Newsweek, Playboy, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2007, Mark received the Augustus Saint Gaudens Award for Career Achievement in Art from Cooper Union. .

Graduate Spotlight: Jarad Greene ’17

Cover of Memories of a Former Porcelain Doll

Jarad Greene ’17 just sold his first graphic novel, Scullion! So a big congratulations on your graphic novel debut, Jarad. He is the administrative and development coordinator at The Center for Cartoon Studies. In 2017, he was selected to represent CCS on the judging panel for the Cartoonist Studio Prize, which selected Eleanor Davis for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics) and Christina Tran for “On Beauty.” His mini-comic Memories of a Former Porcelain Doll won a 2017 MICE mini-grant. He recently did the following interview with Angela Boyle ’16.


This Land Is My Land by Andy Warner ’12 and Sofie Louise Dam

Cover of This Land is My Land

Andy Warner ’12 is hot on his own heels. In 2016, Andy Warner ’12 he released Brief Histories of Everyday Objects (Picador). Now he is promptly following it up with This Land is My Land with Sofie Louise Dam. Coming in May 2019 from Chronicle Books, this new nonfiction book is about thirty self-made utopias found around the globe: “from the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands to the Indian rock garden of Nek Chand. . . .” (more…)

Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA Program Fall 2019

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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

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