Stories tagged Charles Forsman

“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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Alum Debut: Killbuck by Sean Knickerbocker

Sean Knickerbocker’s (’12) debut graphic novel, Killbuck, is now out through One Percent Press, which is run by JP Coovert. This coming-of-age story is set in impoverished rural America. It is 96 black-and-white pages at 8.5×5.5 inches.

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“Slasher” by alum Charles Forsman

Slashed #1 cover by Charles Forsman

If you are in need of more comics by Charles Forsman (’08), the man who brought us The End of the Fucking World (Fantagraphics), then you are in luck. He is currently releasing Slasher (Floating World Comics), a psychosexual thriller, as a five-issue miniseries, with a few issues out already.

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Next Up Visiting Artists: Melissa Mendes and Charles Forsman


Melissa Mendes  lives and works in Hancock, Massachusetts. She attended Hampshire College for her undergraduate studies, and at The Center for Cartoon Studies she got her MFA. In 2010 she received a Xeric Grant to publish her first graphic novel, Freddy Stories. She has drawn comics with the Ladydrawers for,  Bitch Media, and illustrated a chapter book called Jack Strong Takes a Stand (Roaring Brook Press). Her comic, Lou, was published in 17 issues by Oily Comics. She is drawing a series for Belt Magazine titled Harvey and Me, written by Ann Elizabeth Moore, about her adventures with Harvey Pekar. Melissa is currently serializing her graphic novel, The Weight.


Charles Forsman is a 2008 graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. Forman is a three-time Ignatz Award-winner for his self-published mini comic, Snake Oil and his graphic novel The End of The Fucking World (Fantagraphics). Fantagraphics also published his graphic novel Celebrated Summer in 2014. Forsman lives in Hancock, Massachusetts where he runs Oily Comics and works on his monthly action comic book, Revenger.

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At the Junction of Words and Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies

January 27, 2016 7:00 pmtoFebruary 9, 2016 8:00 pm


Guest curator and Professor of English, Craig Fischer as assembled an impressive The Center for Cartoon Studies ten year exhibit currently on exhibit at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. 

Presentation by James Sturm
January 27, 2016, 7pm

At the Junction of Words & Pictures: The Tenth Anniversary of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) exhibit will feature work by CCS faculty and co-founder James Sturm, Stephen R. Bissette and Jason Lutes as well as by CCS Fellows Chris Wright (2008-09), Julie Delporte (2011-12), Connor Willumsen (2012-13) and Sophie Yanow (2014-15). Also included are examples of art by CCS graduates Dan Archer ’08, Charles Forsman ’08, Colleen Frakes ’07, Sophie Goldstein ’13, Luke Howard ’13, Joseph Lambert ’08, Melissa Mendes ’10 and cartoonists who have collaborated with the school on various book projects. 

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Short Run Special Guests: Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10

October 31, 2015



Charles Forsman ’08 and Melissa Mendes ’10, will be making their first-ever Seattle Short Run appearance. Meet these breakthrough young artists, and founder of micro-publisher Oily Comics, on Saturday, October 31st, held in Seattle Center.

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L’employé du Moi Angoulême Exhibit Featuring CCS Alum, Fellows, and Faculty

January 29, 2015 10:00 pmtoFebruary 1, 2015 10:00 pm


January 29-February 1

L’employé  du Moi is a publishing company based in Brussels and active in the world of independent comics for 15 years. The museum Paper will devote this year’s exhibition space during the International Festival of Comics of Angoulême. On more than one hundred square meters you will discover the many facets of the publishing house: original boards , collective productions , and interactive facility all grouped around the imposing sculpture of the building symbol of the publisher. L’employé  du Moi publishes work of The Center for Cartoon Studies  fellows Max de Radiguès, Julie Delporte, and David Libens, along with CCS faculty Alec Longstreth, and alum Joe Lambert and Chuck Forsman.

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CCS Alum Featured In The Best American Comics


Alum Joe Lambert and Sophie Goldstein make the Best American Comics 2013 book!

The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming cartoonists. The 2013 Editor is Jeff Smith—CCS commencement speaker, creator of the comic Bone. Cover drawing by Kate Beaton.

Notable Comics from CCS also listed in the book:
Jon Chad, Bikeman
Charles Forsman, TEOTFW, Parts 1-7
Luke Howard, All Coons Look Alike to Me: The Life of Ernest Hogan, Father of Ragtime
Jason Lutes, Berlin No. 18
Dakota McFadzean, Unkindness
Gabby Schulz, Sick, Gabby’s Playhouse
Laura Terry, Overboard
Andy Warner, The Man Who Build Beirut
The Cartoon Crier, a collaborative project between The Center for Cartoon Studies and National Cartoonist Society

The Best American Comics 2013 releases October 8th.

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CCS at Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival

November 9, 2013


First annual “Comic Arts Brooklyn” festival announced to feature Art Spiegelman, Paul Auster, Kim Deitch, Lisa Hanawalt, Paul Karasik, Jeff Smith, and many more!

CCS alum exhibiting at CAB: Sean Ford, Joe Lambert, and Charles Forsman’s Oily Press

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