The Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship


Located in Cornish and at the country’s premier cartooning college, The Cornish CCS Residency is designed to create a focused and inspiring environment for cartoonists in order to create exceptional work. Cornish is located 16 miles from The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in rural New Hampshire.


Residency Dates

A month long residency October 16-November 16, 2017


Set on 12 acres in Cornish, NH, the secluded home is reached by traveling a mile and half down a winding dirt road. The one-bedroom apartment is equipped with a kitchen, studio, and claw foot tub.

Studio Space and Resources

As part of the residency, The Center for Cartoon Studies will provide the Resident with access to its classrooms, Schulz Library, and production lab (that includes computers, scanners, and printers). The Center for Cartoon Studies is located in White River Junction, VT, 16 miles from Cornish.


An honorarium of $3,000 will be provided.

Residency Eligibility Checklist:
• Own or rent a dependable car
• Perform light, household maintenance (emptying dehumidifier, etc)
• Agree to give a lecture at The Center for Cartoon Studies
• Must be comfortable living in a rural setting.

Application Deadline

  • August 15, 2017
  • Resident will be notified by September 1, 2017

Application for Residency

Application requirements:

  • Name
  • Contact info (address, email, phone)
  • Description of project
  • Please provide samples specific to the proposed project
  • Links to samples of work
  • A letter of reference (may be e-mailed to:

Email the above items to or click here for the online form.


Cartoonist Harry Bliss bought the house in the summer of 2016. Bliss, a long time staff cartoonist at The New Yorker and former The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) board member, worked with CCS to create this residency.

About Cornish, New Hampshire

Established in 1763, the town was once known as Mast Camp, because it was the shipping point for the tall masts floated down the river by English settlers. Incorporated in 1765 it was named for Sir Samuel Cornish, a distinguished vice-admiral of the Royal Navy. Saint-Gaudens-Pan Fountain Cornish also became a well-known summer resort for artists and writers. Seeking a studio away from the summer heat of New York City, sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens began coming to Cornish in 1885. Artist friends followed him, transforming the area into a popular artists’ colony. Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish is at his former home and studio, and hosts summer concerts as well as ongoing exhibits. Cornish is also the site of the longest two-span covered bridge in the world and is home to four covered bridges in all. Cornish NH is about a 20-minute drive from The Center for Cartoon Studies.

About The Center for Cartoon Studies

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels, and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree, One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning and Applied Cartooning, and annual summer workshops. The school is located in the historic downtown village of White River Junction, Vermont.

Read more about The Cornish CCS Residency in The New Yorker

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