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Summer Workshop Spotlight: GRAPHIC MEMOIR WITH MELANIE GILLMAN

Melanie Gillman ’12 at Small Press Expo 2014 with Luke Howard ’13

Graphic Memoir Workshop
June 25-29

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies Summer Workshops

Memoir is a popular subject in comics and Melanie Gillman ’12 is here to help you work on your own graphic memoir. The Graphic Memoir Workshop takes 5 days to walk you through the basics. Melanie will take you through the entire process: brainstorming, scripting, drawing, and publishing. They will cover narrative building, developing your personal voice and artistic style, and effectively pitching and publishing your graphic memoir.

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Alum Spotlight: teaching in higher education

Because The Center for Cartoon Studies offers an MFA to those students who already have a bachelor’s degree (you might be surprised how many of those are Bachelor’s of Science), graduates pursue higher education including teaching at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, and the Animation Workshop,

Stephanie Zuppo ’15 (Belchville) is teaching at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.  In the Division of Communication and Creative Media, their classes have included digital painting. They originally got their BFA in Illustration and Design at Moore College of Art and Design. They also teach a wide variety of workshops at Generator Makerspace in Burlington, including bookbinding and teen cartooning. Stephanie’s main comics project right now is running Ladybroad Ledger, which just started a Patreon for subscriptions out of state. Stephanie also is the founder of Conosaurus.

Champlain College faculty/staff interior headshots/portraits, August 17th, 2017

Cole Closser ’13 (Black Rat) is teaching at Missouri State University in the Art and Design Department, where he also received his BFA. His classes include Graphic Narrative, Introduction to Computer Graphic Design, and Illustration.

Cole Closser, teaching portrait at Missouri State University

 

Beth Hetland ’11 (Half Asleep) teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Her classes range across departments, in the Writing Program,

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“The End of the ***ing World” heading to Netflix!

Image from TEOTFW TV series

A NETFLIX ORIGINAL:  The End of the ***ing World to release January 5th!

In 2013, Charles Forsman (’08) completed The End of the ***ing World, a look into the bleak lives of teenagers James and Alyssa. In 2013, then–film student Jonathan Entwistle create a short film of the comic. In 2014, he directed a pilot episode for a TV show. And now the show is coming to Netflix! Channel 4 launched the series in the UK on October 24.

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Air and Space picks Knisley’s “Margaret and the Moon”

Margaret and the Moon cover and a photo of Margaret Hamilton

Margaret and the Moon, written by Dean Robbins and illustrated by Lucy Knisley (’09) was released in May this year, telling the story of one of the women of NASA, Margaret Hamilton. And now Air and Space, a Smithsonian magazine, has listed it among the best aviation- and space-themed children’s books of 2017. “Young readers are sure to be engrossed . . . .”

Page from Margaret and the Moon

Margaret Hamilton originally started working for NASA on the Apollo space mission. Her teams were responsible for developing in-flight software and the systems software, including error detection and recovery software (like restarts). She helped Apollo 11 land on the moon after several computer alarms went of and became the hero of the mission. She also coined the term “software engineering” during these Apollo space missions!

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Graphic Medicine Conference

Page from Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies

The Graphic Medicine Conference has been an annual gathering across North America and the United Kingdom since 2010. And in 2018, the venue is at The Center for Cartoon Studies!

London, 2010, was hosted at the School of Advanced Study, Institute of English Studies, University of London. The keynote speakers were Paul Gravett (editor of The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics, 2008), Brian Fies (Mom’s Cancer, 2006), and Marc Zaffran.

Cover of Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies

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Shark, meet Windows 10

Sharks, meet Windows 10. Pain 3D, meet sharks. Katherine Roy (’10), creator of Neighborhood Sharks (David Macaulay Studio, 2014) and How to Be an Elephant (David Macaulay Studio, 2017), is featured in the current Window’sPaint 3D campaign!

In Paint 3D, you can draw into videos, she Katherine made a super great white shark.

You can see her working on a Windows laptop in Paint 3D and with her references photos:

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Support The Center for Cartoon Studies Annual Fund

Cover of the 2017 CCS Comic Appeal by Michelle Ollie

Every year, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) sends out its annual comics appeal, drawn by a different artist. Past artists have included Alec Longstreth, Liniers, and Tillie Walden (’16). This year, CCS President and Co-founder Michelle Ollie herself has taken on the task.

Michelle takes us through her poignant and heart-warming childhood story of regaining her confidence and learning to read using comics. This is just one tale of the power of comics as a medium for communication. Click here to read the comic.

It is the time of year again where CCS, a non-profit organization, is reaching out for donations to support their work. They have been pushing more and more cartoonists out into the world, and we want them to continue to do so for decades to come.

Donate online now! 

Post by Angela Boyle (’16).

 

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Graphic Medicine Conference Call for Papers

Graphic Medicine: The Ways We Work

Graphic Medicine is an annual conference examining and celebrating the role of comics in the study and delivery of healthcare. The next conference will be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies on August 16–19, 2018. They have an open call for papers.

News! The keynote speakers this year are David Macaulay (The Way Things Work) and Susan Merrill Squier (Brill Professor Emerita at Pennsylvania State University).

They are looking for abstracts that focus on health, medicine, and comics (in any form). For example, using comics for clinical interventions, accessing funding sources, engaging with care communities, working with disability injustice, and more. Previous presentations have included “The Process of Comics: Reflection, Identity, Access” lightning talks and “Drawing How the Brain Experiences Trauma” workshop.

There are a few types of presentations. Lightning talks are short, 5-minute presentations introducing a new, ongoing, or completed work.

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Richie Pope

"The Hidden Radicalism of Southern Food" for The New York Times by Richie Pope

“The Hidden Radicalism of Southern Food” for The New York Times by Richie Pope

Richie Pope is an illustrator and cartoonist currently living in Dallas, Texas. Pope has worked with publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Google, Scientific American, TIME, Nautlius, Tor Books/Tor.com, and The Washington Post. Pope has been recognized by both the Society of Illustrators and Spectrum.

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Alum Em Sauter at Brooklyn Brewery for “Beer is for Everyone!”

Beer is for Everyone signing at Brooklyn Brewery
Beer is for Everyone is out. And if you are in Brooklyn, you can get it signed by the creator, Em Sauter, at Brooklyn Brewery, Friday, December 8, from 7–9. The event is during tasting room hours, so you can sample beer while talking about beer while getting a book about beer signed by a beer-themed cartoonist.
Beer is for Everyone! by Em Sauter
Em will be signing and selling books at a pop up at . As Em says,”The book makes a great gift!” If you need something to talk about with her, check these previous posts:

 

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