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Spotlight: Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman on books

Robyn Chapman has a long history with CCS, from our founding days! She is currently an editor at First Second, but she also makes her own mini comics when she has time and runs The Tiny Report, a chronicle of the comics micro-press movement to help bring awareness to the books this movement gets published.

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This Year’s Commencement Speaker: Nate Powell


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT: On Friday, May 6, The Center for Cartoon Studies will hold its 10th commencement ceremony. This year’s speaker is New York Times best-selling cartoonist Nate Powell, whose work includes March, a graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; a graphic adaptation of Rick Riordan’s novel The Lost Hero; and graphic novels You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, and The Year of the Beasts.

Powell’s work has received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selections, a Best American Comics selection, and has been nominated for a total of eight Eisner Awards and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prize




Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, and join our previous winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree; Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll; and Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware.

The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.
SLATE_BOOKS_webcomicThe winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.

Read the complete story on and to see the rest of the excellent shortlist!


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The Oven by Sophie Goldstein ’13 Makes Publishers Weekly Best 20 Books of 2015


The Oven by Sophie Goldstein ’13 makes the Publishers Weekly Best 20 Books of 2015! The science fiction comic also recently won two Ignatz awards for “Outstanding Graphic Novel” and “Outstanding Comic!” 




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Next Up: Julie Delporte


Julie Delporte is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is one of the organizers of Montreal’s annual 48 Heures comics festival. In 2011, Delporte was a fellow at The Center for Cartoon Studies. She is perhaps best known for The Dream of the Disaster, published with Vincent Giard, the zine The Last MileJournal, published by Koyama Press, and Everywhere Antennas with Drawn and Quarterly. Delporte has also worked as a journalist, studied film, and illustrated textbooks. Colored pencils and dogs with long ears are her favorite antidepressants.

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Farm life, War Experience, Back Home, Trauma, 30 Lost Years, Massage


CCS student Kelly Swann’s
field sketch of Kevin Willey

NHPR on The Cartoonists Veteran Project: A Powerful Account of a Veteran

Listen to New Hampshire Public Radio on The Center for Cartoon Studies collaboration with the VA Medical Center. This past year students and faculty from The Center for Cartooning Studies (CCS) invited veterans and their families to learn about cartooning and share their stories with the intention of turning those stories into comics.


The cartoonist veteran project is funded in part with support from The National Endowment for the Arts.


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Apply Now!


The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a course of study designed for a small group of dedicated students with a passion and appreciation for graphic novels, storytelling, writing, drawing, comics, and design. CCS offers the Master of Fine Arts degree and certificates. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes.  Learn how to apply…

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Visiting Artist: Herblock Prize Winner Jen Sorensen


Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. In 2000 she won a Xeric grant to publish her first collection of strips. She was the recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Jen was once clue “12 down” in the Time Out New York crossword puzzle and her work made cameos on the “Queer as Folk” television series. Sorensen is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and National Cartoonists Society. For more information and links to Jen Sorensen’s work, visit:

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CCS Spring Eisner Lecture: Ellen Forney

April 9, 2015
4:30 pmto6:30 pm


Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle’s The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin and Monkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002.

Click here for a link to a recent NPR interview with Forney.

Thursday, April 9, 4:30pm

Dartmouth College
Room 41

Free and open to the public.

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



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Saturday Cartoon Club for Kids at Cartoon Studies

October 5, 2013
November 2, 2013
December 7, 2013

Kids + Comics = YOWZA!

Are you at least 9 years old? Do you like to draw comics? Have a few Saturdays free this fall? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join the Saturday Morning Cartooning Club!

Next session:  

October 5
November 2
December 7

The cost is $25 per session, or sign up for all three for only $60.

Click here for more information and to register!

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