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Vermont Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium Features Faculty Jason Lutes, Sophie Yanow, and recent Alum

October 19, 2017toOctober 21, 2017

Keynote presentations by Art Spiegelman (October 19), Joe Sacco (October 20) and Alison Bechdel (October 21), and a day-long event at the Fleming Museum on October 21 featuring panel discussions and over 40 cartoonists from New England and Quebec.

Presenters include The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) faculty Jason Lutes and Sophie Yanow, along with alum Iona Fox. Alum Bridget Comeau, Iona Fox, and Stephanie Zuppo will have work on exhibit.

October 19, 20 and 21, 2017

Keynote presentations by Art Spiegelman (October 19), Joe Sacco (October 20) and Alison Bechdel (October 21), and a day-long event at the Fleming Museum on October 21 featuring panel discussions and over 40 cartoonists from New England and Quebec. Presented by the University of Vermont and the Vermont Folklife Center.

Sponsored by Burack Distinguished Lecture Series, Fleming Museum, German and Russian Department, Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, Jewish Studies Program, Mollie Ruprecht Fund for Visiting Artists, Vermont Humanities Council, UVM Humanities Center,UVM Marsh Professor-at-Large Program, and The Center for Cartoon Studies.

For more information, visit:  vermontfolklifecenter.org/panels/

 

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Vermont Cartoonist Laureate: Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel getting a hug from Vermont’s recent Cartoonist Laureate, Ed Koren

Every three years, a new cartoonist laureate is crowned in Vermont. After the ceremony at the Vermont capitol in Montpelier, Alison Bechdel came straight down to The Center for Cartoon Studies. After some lovely words from Michelle Ollie, she talked about what her career has been, how she got to this point.

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ALISON BECHDEL TO BE APPOINTED VERMONT CARTOONIST LAUREATE

April 6, 2017
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

Thursday, April 6
Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate
With the reading of a resolution on the Vermont State House floor, Alison Bechdel will be appointed Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Assembly convenes at 1pm

Presentation of Laurels
with Cartoonist Laureate Alison Bechdel
Thursday, April 6, 4pm, at The Center for Cartoon Studies. 

Montpelier, Vermont-Bolton, Vermont resident Alison Bechdel will become Vermont’s third cartoonist laureate on Thursday, April 6, 2017, when she will be recognized on the Vermont State House floor. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont’s congressional delegation, said in a joint statement, “We applaud The Center for Cartoon Studies’ choice of Alison Bechdel to serve as Vermont’s next cartoonist laureate. For three decades, Ms. Bechdel’s talents have been well known to Vermonters, and we have proudly watched her achieve the national acclaim she deserves. Her scope of work – from books to Broadway – has added to our national discourse. Congratulations to Alison Bechdel for continuing another unique tradition that sets Vermont apart.”

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Visiting Aritst: Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was subsequently adapted as a musical which won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. She has also edited Best American Comics 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2014 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award.

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Spring Visiting Artist Line Up!

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Spring Visiting Artist lineup is here!  Cartoonists and artists due to visit the school this semester include Alison Bechdel, Paige BraddockNick DrnasoJaime HernandezSummer PierreDash ShawJeremy SoreseDana Walrath and more!

 

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Archive Exhibit at Studio Place Arts Gallery

January 23, 2016
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
January 26, 2016toFebruary 27, 2016

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From The Center for Cartoon Studies Archives
Studio Place Arts in Barre Vermont

Jan. 19 – Feb. 20, 2016

From the comic strip to the comic book to the graphic novel, The Center for Cartoon Archive includes all kinds of original cartoon art. Whether its work by Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Patrick McDonnell (Mutt’s) Ernie Bushmiller (Nancy), or Alison Bechdel (Fun Home), the collection is a vital part of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) curriculum, regularly brought into the classroom and exhibited to inspire the next generation of cartoonists.

Studio Place Arts
Barre, Vermont
Hours:
Tues-Fri: 11am-5pm
Sat: Noon-4pm

 

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SEVEN DAYS: The Cartoon Issue

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Vermont’s SEVEN DAYS Annual Cartoon Issue

Featuring cartoons by graduates of CCS: Melanie Gillman, Eleri Mai Harris, Luke Healy, Josh Lees, Dakota McFadzean, Aaron Shrewsbury, and Andy Warner! Contributors also include recent CCS fellow Nicole Georges, faculty Jon Chad, Tom Azarian, Alison Bechdel, Jason Cooley, Glynnis Fawkes, Ghostshrimp, Theo Ellsworth, Kaz, James Kochalka, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, John Kovaleski, Rachel Lindsay, Matt Morris, and Tim Newcomb.

Pick up a print copy today!  Click here to read the Digital Edition!

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CCS Will Eisner Spring Lecture: Alison Bechdel

April 10, 2014
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

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Alison Bechdel is the creator of the long-running self-syndicated comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For.  She came to critical success with her graphic memoirs Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Bechdel edited Best American Comics 2011, and has drawn comics for SlateMcSweeney’sEntertainment WeeklyThe New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is also a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Thursday, April 10, 4:30pm

Location:
Dartmouth College
The Life Sciences Building
Room 100

Presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth College, and Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Archive

From the comic strip to the comic book to the graphic novel, The Center for Cartoon Archive includes all kinds of original cartoon art. Whether its work by Alison Bechdel, Jamie Hernandez, Chris Ware, Harry Lucey, Richard Thompson, Will Eisner, or Ernie Bushmiller, the collection is a vital part of CCS’s curriculum, regularly brought into the classroom and exhibited to inspire the next generation of cartoonists. If you are interested in donating original art we would encourage that conversation. Inquiries can be made to studio@cartoonstudies.org. The Center for Cartoon Studies is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

 

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The Center for Cartoon Studies Archive

From the comic strip to the comic book to the graphic novel, The Center for Cartoon Archive includes all kinds of original cartoon art. Whether its work by Alison Bechdel, Jamie Hernandez, Chris Ware, Harry Lucey, Richard Thompson, Will Eisner, or Ernie Bushmiller, the collection is a vital part of CCS’s curriculum, regularly brought into the classroom and exhibited to inspire the next generation of cartoonists. If you are interested in donating original art we would encourage that conversation. Inquiries can be made to studio@cartoonstudies.org. The Center for Cartoon Studies is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

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