Graphic Novel Workshop

July 30-August 3
August 6-10

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies Summer Workshops

Optional online extension: August 13-October 5

  • On campus workshop tuition: $1,000
  • Additional optional online extension tuition: $1,200
  • Additional for-credit option: $400 for on campus workshop,
    $200 for online extension
  • Ages 18+

Paul Karasik has a kind of intelligence combined with earnestness that comes from someplace deep not a recipe book. He is very, very, very intelligent.
– Art Spiegelman
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, “MAUS: A Survivor’s Tale”

There was not a wasted moment during the Graphic Novel Workshop; I learned new things about comics every second. The instruction was informed and eye opening, and somehow at the end of the week I ended up with a full plan for a 120 page graphic novel. I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough.
– Kori, age 28, Brunswick, Maine

Paul Karasik is a thoughtful, intelligent, and methodical teacher who is able to help is students progress rapidly with their projects. I was very impressed with his teaching style.
– Kathryn, age 52, Westport, NY

Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?

Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week in White River Junction, Vermont. Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New Yorker, City of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, How To Read Nancy), and a renown teacher (CCS, RISD, SVA) who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.

During the week-long on-campus workshop, students will participate in lectures, collaborative exercises, book discussion sessions, events, and group critiques, with the goal of producing the first draft of a longer comics project.

During the option 8-week online extension, students will develop and refine their work through online collaboration with faculty and peers, and complete comprehensive final drafts of their projects.

You will leave this class a stronger cartoonist than when you entered.

If you ever had any interest in taking a comics class, I recommend THIS ONE. Paul is probably one of the most insightful and all around influential and amazing teachers I’ve ever had…I give this class ten thumbs up, if I only had thumbs for each finger.
– Heather Benjamin, Cartoonist

Refund policy:

Tuition is refundable up until 3 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop, minus a $50 fee and any fees assessed by Eventbrite. Tuition is non-refundable after that date.


Call (802) 295-3319 or