Our Alumni

Em Sauter ‘11

Beer is for Everyone (of Drinking Age) by Em Sauter

Em Sauter is a cartoonist who works at a brewery as communications manager. So not too surprisingly, her new book is titled Beer Is for Everyone! (of Drinking Age). Based on her long running web comic reviews of beer, Pints and Panels, Beer Is for Everyone is all new content.

Sophie Goldstein ‘13

House of Women by Sophie Goldstein

House of Women, Fantagraphics debut, Sophie’s second graphic novel was one of Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2017.

Luke Healy ‘14

How to Survive in the North by Luke Healy

Luke Healy‘s debut comic How to Survive in the North started as his thesis at The Center for Cartoon Studies and was later picked up for publication by Nobrow Press.

Katherine Roy ‘10

How to be an Elephant by Katherine Roy

The School Library Journal Best Books of 2017 not only includes but features alum Katherine Roy’s How To Be An Elephant on the cover! See more of Katherine’s work

See more of Katherine’s work

Melanie Gillman ‘??

As The Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

As the Crow Flies, a webcomic by Melanie Gillman, is finally making it to print through Iron Circus with a Kickstarter. The comic is about a queer, black teen girl at an all-white Christian summer camp, Charlie struggles to reconcile the piousness of the camp with the disregard it has for outsiders like herself and her fellow camper Sydney.

Stephanie Zuppo ‘15

Belchville by Stephanie Zuppo

Stephanie Zuppo 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. Originally Belchville was released in minicomic issues of 24 pages each.

Sarah “Chu” Wilson ‘15

Slightly Damned by Chu

Sarah “Chu” Wilson ’15 is a web comic maniac. She has two series going, Slightly Damned and The Junk Hyenas Diner, and continues to make various minicomics. Slightly Damned started in 2004 and continued through her time at The Center to Cartoon Studies to now. Chu posts one color page per week. The fantasy story follows Rhea through Hell after she was murdered in an action-adventure romantic comedy.

Dakota McFadzean ‘12

Don’t Get Eaten By Anything by Dakota McFadzean

Dakota McFadzean is a Canadian cartoonist who graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2012. He went on to win a Doug Wright award in 2015 for for Don’t Get Eaten By Anything, a collection of his daily comics. Now he works for DreamWorks on Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh.

Lucy Knisley ‘09

Something New by Lucy Knisley

Something New explores Lucy Knisley’s personal views on marriage, the process and history, and how it came through in her own wedding. In Relish, she thinks back about the place food has had in her life. It was a New York Times bestseller and won Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Book of 2013, NPR’s Best Book of 2013, and the American Library Association Alex Award in 2013.

Sasha Velour ‘13

VELOUR: The Drag Magazine by Sasha and Johnny Velour

Sasha Velour is the most recent winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, season 9! And we all send her the biggest congratulations! Sasha’s thesis project back in 2013, Stonewall, is a graphic novel about the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Velour: The Drag Magazine (known in early stages as “VYM”) celebrates the art of drag through fine art, poetry, and interviews! Each issue pairs drag innovators with visual artists and writers to create beautiful and thoughtful pieces about the power, beauty, and purpose of drag. Sasha is co-founder VELOUR with Johnny Velour.

Laura Terry ‘10

Graveyard Shakes by Laura Terry

Laura Terry’s graphic novel, Graveyard Shakes (Scholastic). Previously homeschooled, Victoria Trost is desperate to fit in at her new boarding school, but that’s unlikely with her younger sister, Katia, there. Katia’s eccentric, carefree nature leaves Victoria ostracized. After an embarrassing few days (and a blizzard), Victoria meets Little Ghost, a polite, friendly specter. Laura has self-published a number of minicomics including Morning Song, BFF, and Dance after Dark. Her work has been listed in multiple Best Of lists published by The Comics Journal. In 2012 she received the last of the Xeric grants with her comic Overboard, which was also listed as a Notable Comic of 2013 by Best American Comics.