Stories tagged Michelle Ollie

Support The Center for Cartoon Studies Annual Fund

Cover of the 2017 CCS Comic Appeal by Michelle Ollie

Every year, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) sends out its annual comics appeal, drawn by a different artist. Past artists have included Alec Longstreth, Liniers, and Tillie Walden (’16). This year, CCS President and Co-founder Michelle Ollie herself has taken on the task.

Michelle takes us through her poignant and heart-warming childhood story of regaining her confidence and learning to read using comics. This is just one tale of the power of comics as a medium for communication. Click here to read the comic.

It is the time of year again where CCS, a non-profit organization, is reaching out for donations to support their work. They have been pushing more and more cartoonists out into the world, and we want them to continue to do so for decades to come.

Donate online now! 

Post by Angela Boyle (’16).


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“Story Lines” Cartoon Exhibit At The Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery

February 11, 2017
11:00 am

Central Vermont has been home to a vibrant cartoon culture that will be the focus of “Story Lines” an exhibit through March 11, 2017. The exhibit will focus on works from the extensive archives of The Center for Cartoon Studies that just marked its 10th anniversary. There will also be additional work exhibited by Ed Koren of Brookfield and Phil Godenschwager of Randolph. New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren is the Vermont Cartoonist Laureate. Phil Godenschwager has been creating political cartoons and stained glass in our area for 30 years.

Saturday, February 11, 11am
Opening & Cartooning Workshop for all ages!

A Conversation with New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren and The Center for Cartoon Studies co-founder Michelle Ollie. Immediately following is a special hands on cartooning workshop by The Center for Cartoon Studies alumni Kane Lynch ’16.

Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Randolph, Vermont


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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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Ferragamo ComicsJam – Guest Judge Michelle Ollie!


(Portrait of Michelle Ollie by Max de Radigues!)

For those who parla Italiano, a chat with the CCS president on the Ferragamo Foundation blog here.

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CCS President Michelle Ollie to Lead Vermont Higher Education Council

We are proud to announce CCS President Michelle Ollie’s appointment as President of the Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC) for 2013. VHEC is an organization of all the Vermont public, proprietary, and independent colleges with a mission to implement cooperative activity to strengthen higher education across the state. With Ollie at the helm, we know great things are in store.

To learn more about degrees and programs offered in Vermont, visit VHEC’s consortium site:

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State of the Re:Union visits White River Junction

Many small towns have lost their economic engines. This one re-invented itself. How did White River Junction do it?
A collaboration in cartoons and sound by State of the Re:Union production intern Katrina Roi and The Center for Cartoon Studies student Sophie Goldstein.

Visit to watch the special collaboration in cartoons and sound project with The Center for Cartoon Studies, and to listen to Vermont: The Small Town State segment.

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