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Alum Spotlight: Lucy Knisley


Lucy Knisley graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009. Since then she has created multiple graphic novels, with more already on the way. She gave me (Angela Boyle ’15) a brief interview.

Who was your advisor and why did you choose them?

Lynda Barry! I love her. I chose her for a number of reasons: First of all, she is amazing. I was pretty burnt out after two years of art high school, four years of art college, and a year of CCS, and I needed a lot of freedom and space to do my thesis, and she offered that. She was such a breath of fresh air—mental health and freedom over productivity and monetary value in work. Exactly what the doctor ordered.


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Visiting Artist: Rebecca Mock

Rebecca Mock speaks at The Center for Cartoon Studies.

An instant favorite, Rebecca Mock spoke frankly about the trials and tribulations in pricing her work. She discussed openly how she prices her work now because it benefits only the big companies when artists don’t engage in conversation about how much they make. Rebecca is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist, and animator. Her first graphic novel, Compass South, was written by Hope Larson.

Rebecca Mock explains.

Rebecca is most well known for her beautiful art and “quitely contemplative” gifs, as Benjamin Starr wrote on Visual News. The students asked about how she gets her atmospheric color palettes. The trick is that she uses swatches to easily change the colors. Then she goes through forty or fifty iterations before finally finding the colors she likes.

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Visiting Artist: Summer Pierre

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Summer Pierre is a realist and talked about how doing art to become rich or famous is folly. You have to do it because you love it. Because you see value in the work that you do. And that is why we will continue to see more comics coming from Summer Pierre.


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Visiting Artist: Nick Drnaso


Nick Drnaso works as a cartoonist and illustrator in Chicago. His debut graphic novel, Beverly (Drawn and Quarterly), is about repressed modern anxieties and social insecurities. It was nominated for a 2016 Ignazt, Best Comic Collection/Anthology. In 2014, his comic “The Grassy Knoll” was nominated for the Outstanding Story and Outstanding MiniComic Ignatz awards. He also coedited the second and third issue of Linework, Columbia College’s annual comic anthology.


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Noah Van Sciver Named CCS Ten Year Anniversary Fellow


The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce its 2015-16 fellow, Noah Van Sciver. Noah is an accomplished cartoonist whose work has appeared in Mad magazine, The Best American Comics, The Believer, Wired, Vice and The Stranger, as well as countless graphic anthologies. Van Sciver has four graphic novels: The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, Youth Is Wasted, Saint Cole and Fante Bukowski: Struggling Writer.

Currently living in Denver, Van Sciver is “…looking forward to coming to White River Junction this fall, meeting and working with this year’s students and finishing my book on Johnny Appleseed.”

This is the tenth year of CCS’s fellowship program. To support their work, fellows are provided studio space, a full access pass to CCS’s programing, production lab, and Schulz Library as well as afforded teaching opportunities.

CCS’s current fellow is Sophie Yanow; past fellows include Nicole Georges, Connor Willumsen, Julie Delporte, Blaise Larmee, David Libens, Max de Radigues, Alec Longstreth, Chris Wright, T. Edward Bak, Gabby Schulz, and Robyn Chapman.

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Will Eisner Week Event at The Schulz Library

March 6, 2015
5:00 pmto7:00 pm


Celebrating comics and the graphic novel
at The Schulz Library

Open House:
Friday, March 6, 5-7pm

Schulz Library
The Center for Cartoon Studies
46 South Main Street
White River Junction

Explore The Center for Cartoon Studies’ collection of comics and graphic novels and browse a special display of books by the legendary Will Eisner at its Schulz Library. The Schulz librarians will be offering guided tours of the library collection. Free comics for those who attend!

A special exhibit of original art from the CCS Archive is also on display in the CCS Gallery.


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Why We Work:
The Schulz Library
at The Center for Cartoon Studies



The Schulz Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies

Thanks to donations from publishers, cartoonists, and faculty members the Schulz Library collection continues to grow. Thanks to R.Sikoryak and The Will Eisner Technology Initiative, The Schulz Library now has a new digital collection of thousands of golden and silver age comic books in a searchable data base. A robust technology resource, including iPads, scanners, tablets, and laptops are also available for check-out. There’s hot tea for those who want to relax in one of the library’s comfy chairs where a cold winter’s day can be spent discovering a new favorite cartoonist or reading the book that made you want to become a cartoonist in the first place.

Visit the Schulz Blog to search the catalog, read interviews with faculty and alum, see some of our recent acquisitions, book reviews, and more.

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Cartoon Club Summer Session

July 14, 2014toJuly 18, 2014
July 21, 2014toJuly 25, 2014


Attention Upper Valley Parents!

Cartooning Club: Summer Edition

All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club. Sessions run from 9am-12noon.

July 14-18
July 21-25

Click here for more information and to register!

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Saturday Cartoon Club

April 5, 2014

Kids + Comics = YOWZA!

Are you at least 9 years old? Do you like to draw comics? Have a few Saturdays free this spring? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes then come join the Saturday Morning Cartooning Club!

Next session:  

May 3

10-11:30am at The Center for Cartoon Studies Post Office building. Stick around after the session to visit The Schulz Library Reading Room.

Click here for more information and to register!

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