Top Two at the Schulz Library
In the last 12 months, two books are sitting at the top of the heap at the Schulz Library as the most checked out: Kevin Czap’s Futchi Perf (Czap Books, 2017) and Sophia Foster-Dimino’s Sex Fantasy (Koyama Press, 2017). To help push them into first place, Czap is the current fellow at CCS (2017–2018).
Futchi Perf is about optimism and community. Perf’s (the title character) idealized future is full of tight and romantic friends, music, and a little bit of urban magic. The book collections a series of short comics set in the same background into a larger, deeper story.
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Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS Fellow, Czap Books, Fütchi Perf, Graphic Novels, Kevin Czap, Koyama Press, Schulz Library, Sex Fantasy, Sophia Foster-Dimino
Visiting Artist: Kevin Czap
Kevin Czap is a cartoonist and publisher who’s recently found a home in Providence, RI. Known to some as “Comics Mom,” Czap has been active in the scene since 2010, teaching, blogging, cheerleading, and co-organizing a convention in the meantime. They currently are focused on celebrating comics through the micro-press Czap Books, and continuing to put out personal projects.
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Tags: CCS Fellow, CXC, Czap Books, Fütchi Perf, Graphic Novel, Kevin Czap, micro-press, Uncivilized Books
6th Annual Studio Prize
The Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the sixth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize!
Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize is awarded to two cartoonists whose work exemplifies excellence in cartooning. It aspires to celebrate the best work in the medium. Both established creators and new voices are encouraged to submit. (Last year’s winners: Eleanor Davis and Christina Tran.) The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate’s Jacob Brogan, the faculty and students of The Center for Cartoon Studies (represented by Kevin Czap), and this year’s guest judge: Andrew Farago of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum.
For details, visit:
Tags: Andrew Farago, Cartoon Art Museum, cartoonist studio prize, Christina Tran, Eleanor Davis, Jacob Brogan, Kevin Czap, Slate, Slate Book Review, studio prize
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is October 21-22
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PORTFOLIO REVIEWS 11am-1pm with KL Ricks!
Join us again this year at MICE and find heaps of CCS students, fellows, faculty, and alumni Robyn-Brooke Smith, Allie Kleber, Jarad Greene, Anna Sellheim, and CCS current fellow Kevin Czap! Too many to count. KL Ricks is back in the saddle giving portfolio reviews– get one at MICE to have your 2018 application fee waived!
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo will take place October 21 – 22, 2017, at University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. It is free and open to the public. MICE is for anyone who wants to discover new comics, learn more about the medium of comics, or is interested in making their own. Sunday is Kids Day, featuring workshops for the young cartoonist. For details, visit: micexpo.org
Tags: Allie Kleber, Anna Sellheim, Jarad Greene, Kevin Czap, Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, MICE, Portfolio, Robyn-Brooke Smith
NEWS! Kevin Czap is The Center for Cartoon Studies 2017-18 Fellow
Kevin Czap (pronounced “chap”) lives and works in Providence, RI. They run the micro-press Czap Books, publishing comics celebrating the poetic, personal, and weird. Endearingly referred to as “Comics Mom,” Czap received the CXC Emerging Talent Award in 2016 for their work and involvement in the comics community. Recent comics include Fütchi Perf and “The Letting Go” for the Ley Lines series.
Here’s a recent interview with Kevin on The BEAT:
“Emerging Talent and Publisher Kevin Czap on the Comics to Watch in 2017”
Tags: CCS Fellow, Comics, Czap Books, Fütchi Perf, Kevin Czap, Ley Lines, micro-press, The Beat, The Letting Go
Next Up: Industry Day
In addition to our weekly Visiting Artist Seminar, a special Industry Day event is scheduled every spring. Professionals from the comics industry descend on White River Junction and The Center for Cartoon Studies. The entire day is set aside for the event with guests take part in a panel where the state of the comics industry and publishing are discussed at length. This year’s guests include Robyn Chapman (First Second), Calvin Reid (Publisher’s Weekly), Sheila Keenan (Penguin Random House), Tanya McKinnon (McKinnon McIntyre Literary Agency), Kevin Czap (Czap Books).
Tags: Calvien Reid, CCS Visiting Artist, Czap Books, First Second, Industry Day, Kevin Czap, Penguin Random House, Publishers Weekly, Robyn Chapman, Sheila Keenan, Tanya McKinnon