Stories tagged Cole Closser

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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From The CCS Archives:
The Cartoon Crier

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FROM THE CCS ARCHIVES:
The Cartoon Crier

Read The Cartoon Crier online!

The word “comic” has always been a bit of a misnomer and The Cartoon Crier hopes to set the record straight. Sorrow and woe is the focus of this free 36-page newspaper tabloid that highlights the work of The National Cartoonists Society members and of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ community.

The Cartoon Crier features the saddest strips from iconic comics like Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, B.C., and For Better and For WorseThe Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, Mell Lazarus, Melissa Mendes, Joe Lambert, Tom Gammill, Hilary Price, Laura Park, Richard Thompson, and Mo Willems, as well as new work from the paper’s editors, Cole Closser, R. Sikoryak, and James Sturm.

 

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Two CCS Alum Make The A.V. Club 10 Best Graphic Novel of 2013

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The A.V. Club‘s picks 10 top art comics and graphic novels of the year, includes 2 CCS alum books: Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost and Chuck Forsman’s Celebrated Summer:

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Little Tommy Lost: Cole Closser

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The first official collection of Cole Closser’s Little Tommy Lost will be published this fall by Koyama Press! Ladies an’ gen’l’men, boys an’ gurls, you don’t want to miss this. The book, which collects 72 self-contained daily-newspaper-style strips and 12 full color Sundays, will make its debut at SPX in September. Pre-orders are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Keep it comin’, Cole!

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Read The Cartoon Crier Online Today!

Read The Cartoon Crier online!

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The Cartoon Crier: Read It and Weep

May 1, 2012

The word “comic” has always been a bit of a misnomer and The Cartoon Crier hopes to set the record straight. Sorrow and woe is the focus of this free 36-page newspaper tabloid that highlights the work of The National Cartoonists Society members and of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ community.

The Cartoon Crier features the saddest strips from iconic comics like Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, B.C., and For Better and For Worse. The Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, Mell Lazarus, Melissa Mendes, Joe Lambert, Tom Gammill, Hilary Price, Laura Park, Richard Thompson, and Mo Willems, as well as new work from the paper’s editors, Cole Closser, R. Sikoryak, and James Sturm.

The Cartoon Crier premiered at the 2012 The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival (MoCCA) in New York City and will be available as a free download on May 1 from cartoonstudies.org.

Image above: MONSTER by CCS student Dan Rinylo 

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The Comics Journal Features Cartoon Essay by CCS Student Cole Closser

The Center for Cartoon Studies student and archivist Cole Closser (CCS ’13): A comic strip essay on Charles Forbell’s Naughty Pete. See the entire strip on The Comics Journal.

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