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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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Alum Lucy Knisley Creator Keynote Speaker at MSU Comic Forum

February 23, 2018

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Lucy Knisley (’09) is the Creator Keynote Speaker for the Michigan State University Comics Forum 2018. Last year, our very own James Sturm (Market Place) was the Creator Keynote Speaker. The Forum is a multi-day event every year for scholars, creators, and fans of comics. As the creator keynote, Lucy got to draw the poster for the event.

Lucy Knisley

Lucy brings a lot of experiences to talk about. Since 2008, she has published five graphic novels: French Milk, Relish, An Age of License, Displacement, and Something New. All are autobiographical. She has also drawn the children’s book Margaret and the Moon, written by Dean Robbins, about how Margaret Hamilton calculate the first moon landing. And still to come are New Kid about Lucy’s high-school years, Kid Gloves about becoming a parent, and You Are New, a children’s book about what babies can and cannot do.

Santiago Naranjo (’16) reading Something New by Lucy Knisley

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Take The Center for Cartoon Studies Free One-Week Cartooning Workout

A free email course, sign up here: One-Week Cartooning Workout

This short bootcamp that you can do from your home will help you practice and grow regardless of the type of comics you are into: short or long, fiction or non-fiction, and everything in between.

You can start it any time you want. And if you want to see what other people are doing for this routine breaker, look for the hashtag #CCS1WeekWorkout #CCSHowTo on your favorite social media.

 

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The Center for Cartoon Studies in the Eisners, 2017!

On a Sunbeam, Exists, Blammo 9, and Ape and Armadillo covers

The 2017 Eisner nominees have been announced, and we have some excellent folks from The Center for Cartoon Studies in there.

On a Sunbeam, by Tillie Walden (’16) is up for Best Digital Comic.

Exits, by Daryl Seitchik (’18) through Koyama, is up for Best Graphic Album, New.

Ape and Armadillo Take Over the World, by James Sturm (CCS cofounder) through Toon Books, is up for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8).

Blammo #9, by Noah Van Sciver (’15-’16 fellow) through Kilgore Books, is up for Best Single Issue / One Shot.

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Will Eisner Week: March 1-7, 2016

March 2, 2016
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

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The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm

Comics and Graphic Novel reading and talk by James Sturm, cartoonist and co-founder, The Center for Cartoon Studies, student Tillie Walden (I Love This Part), and James Lawson (Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous).

Location: Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton MA

Free and open to the public.

Will Eisner (1917-2005) was America’s most influential comic artist, an artist who changed comic books, created comic strips, and is recognized at the “Father of the Graphic Novel.”

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Join CCS For a Graphic Novel Reading and Talk in Northampton at The Forbes Library

March 2, 2016
7:00 pm

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The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm

Comics and Graphic Novel reading and talk with James Sturm (Market Day), cartoonist and co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), CCS student Tillie Walden ’16 (I Love This Part), and James Lawson (Paleo: Tales of the Late Cretaceous).

Location: Forbes Library, Northampton MA
Free and open to the public.

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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

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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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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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SPX 2014 Special Alt-Weekly Comic Guests: Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, and James Sturm

September 13, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

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SPX  will salute pioneers and early popularizers of the alt-weekly comic by bringing in such major guests as “alt-comics godfather” Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-winning Village Voice legend and author/screenwriter/playwright; Lynda Barry, the great “Ernie Pook’s Comeek”/Chicago Reader cartoonist turned inspiring college educator; and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm (“Market Day,” RAW), who co-founded Seattle’s The Stranger.

Read all about the Special Alt-Weekly programming from Michael Cavna of The Washington Post!

The SPX festival is held in Bethesda, Maryland, on September 13 & 14. For more information, visit: spxpo.com

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Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health

June 26, 2014toJune 28, 2014

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The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder James Sturm will be speaking at the upcoming Comics & Medicine Conference: From Private Lives to Public Health. Sturm will present on Applied Cartooning: The Cartoonist Veteran Sessions and deliver a workshop on strategies and exercises for using comics in a therapeutic setting. For a complete conference schedule, click here.

The conference takes place June 26-28, at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information: graphicmedicine.org

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