Alum Spotlight: Andrew Arnold
Andrew Arnold (’07) is currently an associate art director at First Second.
You’ve been Associate Art Director at First Second for a year now. What has been your favorite book to work on so far?
The Prince and the Dressmaker! Jen Wang’s artwork is beautiful and the story is so tender. It’s an instant classic!
What has been your favorite moment at First Second?
Attending San Diego Comic Con for the first time! It was all I hoped it would be . . . and more!
What project are you looking forward to most at the moment?
Acquiring my first graphic novel by cartoonist Tim Probert. The project is a middle-grade fantasy adventure that follows the story of two friends trying to save the world. Tim’s artwork is expressive and rich; it’s going to be something special.
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Tags: Andrew Arnold, art director, Associate Art Director, Cartoon Studies, CCS Alum, First Second, Graphic Novel, Jen Wang, San Diego Comic-Con, The Prince and the Dressmaker, Tim Probert
CCS Industry Day
Industry Day is an annual event that introduces CCS students to top industry professionals including publishers, editors, designers and critics. Students attend a panel discussion followed by one-on-one reviews with the pros. This year’s line up includes: Andrew Arnold is a book designer for the children’s book company Roaring Brook Press. Holly Bemiss is an agent at the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency. Peggy Burns is the Associate Publisher of the world renowned, Montreal-based graphic novel and comics arts company Drawn & Quarterly. Dan Kois is the senior editor at the Slate Book Review. Tucker Stone is a comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal and the US Sales and Marketing Director for Nobrow.
Tags: Andrew Arnold, Cartoon Studies, Comics, D&Q, Dan Kois, Drawn and Quarterly, Holly Bemiss, Industry Day, Nobrow, Peggy Burns, Roaring Brook Press, Susan Rabiner, The Comics Journal, Tucker Stone
NEW! Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action
James Sturm’s new book created with alumni Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost, Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action, the Knight, Edward the horse, and of course the Magic Cartooning Elf are back for more fun, but this time they’re sharing the stage with a host of new characters. Buy a copy today!
Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, AIC, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, Characters in Action, children's literature
Release and Signing with Joe Lambert and James Sturm at CCS
Saturday, October 5, 11:30am
at The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont
James Sturm’s new book created with alumni Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost, Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action, the Knight, Edward the chubby horse, and of course the Magic Cartooning Elf are back for more fun, but this time they’re sharing the stage with a host of new characters.
The Center for Cartoon Studies alum and Eisner-award-winning graphic novelist Joseph Lambert piece in Fairy Tale Comics is an adaptation from Dora Lee Newman’s retelling of the traditional American folktale “Br’er Rabbit Won’t Help,” in which the titular trickster gets his just desserts from the other animals of the forest.
The Center for Cartoon Studies
Post Office building
46 South Main Street
White River Junction
Norwich Book Store will be selling books at CCS!
Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, Characters in Action, Comics, Fairy Tale Comics, James Sturm
The New York Times Motherlode features our “Comics to Santa”
Adventures in Cartooning, meet Adventures in Parenting: The New York Times parenting blog Motherlode gives our Holiday Challenge a shout-out! In their latest book, Adventures in Cartooning, Christmas Special, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) director James Sturm and alumni Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost asked kids to send a comic to Santa. Check out the amazing results from one talented class of 3rd graders here, or on the Motherlode blog!
Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, Comics to Santa, James Sturm, Motherlode, New York Times
A Panel-Powered Holiday Comic
An original comic by James Sturm, Frederick-Frost (’07) , and Andrew Arnold (’07) about what two kids do when the lights go out. Click here to read the entire comic on School Library Journal.
Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, James Sturm, School Library Journal
Adventures in Christmas Gets Starred Review by Publisher’s Weekly
“As smart as it is funny – and it’s very funny.” –Publisher’s Weekly
Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special by James Sturm, and alumni Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost gets a Starred Review by Publisher’s Weekly.
Read the complete Publisher’s Weekly Review online: publishersweekly.com
Adventures in Cartooning Christmas Special released September 18th. Order your copy today!
Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, Cartooning, CCS, Center for Cartoon Studies, Christmas Special, How to Draw, James Sturm, Publishers Weekly, White River Junction
Nursery Rhyme Comics features 5 CCS Alumni!
Edited by CCS thesis advisor Chris Duffy, this destined-to-be-a-classic collection of 50 nursery rhymes features the work of CCS alumni Andrew Arnold, J.P. Coovert, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Lucy Knisley, and Mo Oh. Buy a copy today!
Read the Schulz Blog story featuring alumni stories from the book!
Tags: Alexis Frederick-Frost, Alumni, Andrew Arnold, Chris Duffy, J.P. Coovert, Lucy Knisley, Mo Oh, Nursery Rhyme Comics
Alum Alexis Frederick-Frost presenter at 2010 Boston Book Festival
Alexis Frederick-Frost is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. His book, Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics, written with James Sturm and CCS graduate Andrew Arnold, was the recipient of numerous awards, including Booklist’s Top Ten Art Books for Kids, School Library Journal’s Best Book of the Year, and theLibrary Media Connection’s “Best of the Best.”
The Boston Book Festival (BBF) will take place October 16.
For more information visit: bostonbookfest.org
Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Alum, Andrew Arnold, Cartoon Studies, First Second, Graphic Novel, James Sturm
AIC Wins 2010 Gryphon Award
Adventures in Cartooning, written and illustrated by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost, has received the 2010 Gryphon Award for Children’s Literature.
…a stupendous new high for children’s graphic novels…a tale that works just as well as a read-aloud for the very young as it does a lesson for everyone from fans of the form to the wholly uninitiated.”
— Booklist, Starred Review
Order a copy today!
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