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Alum Spotlight: Carl Mefferd

Art by Carl Mefferd

Falling Awake is the debut graphic novel for Carl Mefferd ’11. The story follows a young woman who lives in a world of magic and monsters, but when she falls asleep she lives in modern America. The comic is 88 pages of full color, printed through Rare Earth Comics with funding through Kickstarter this past September. Then it premiered at NYCC in October 2017. The following interview is with Angela Boyle ’16.

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Summer Workshop Spotlight: GRAPHIC MEMOIR WITH MELANIE GILLMAN

June 25, 2018toJune 29, 2018

Melanie Gillman ’12 at Small Press Expo 2014 with Luke Howard ’13

Graphic Memoir Workshop
June 25-29

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Memoir is a popular subject in comics and Melanie Gillman ’12 is here to help you work on your own graphic memoir. The Graphic Memoir Workshop takes 5 days to walk you through the basics. Melanie will take you through the entire process: brainstorming, scripting, drawing, and publishing. They will cover narrative building, developing your personal voice and artistic style, and effectively pitching and publishing your graphic memoir.

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Melanie Gillman’s “As the Crow Flies” receives third starred review

Recent page from As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

The first volume of As the Crow Flies, by Melanie Gillman ’12, was released by Iron Circus Comics in November 2017. Since it’s release, it has received three starred reviews! The comic, originally published online where it is still updating, is about Charlie Lamonte, a thirtee-year-old, queer, black girl spending a week of summer vacation at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp where she learns to question the rhetoric. This volume is 250 pages and $30. They started posting the web comic in January, 2012.

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Visiting Artist: Alum Sophie Goldstein

Sophie Goldstein (’13) is cartoonist, illustrator, and comics instructor based in the great city of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. Her book The Oven, published by AdHouse Books, won two Ignatz awards and was nominated for the Cartoonist Studio Prize. Her latest book, House of Womena collection of the Ignatz award-winning, self-published mini comic series—will be coming out from Fantagraphics this fall. Sophie’s first comics endeavor was Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, a web comic co-written with Jenn Jordan. It was self-published with funding from Kickstarter in 2013. Sophie has also illustrated a children’s book, Poopy Claws (Overdue Media, 2012), written by Gene Ambaum. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Best American Comics 2013 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), Fable Comics (First Second, 2015), The Pitchfork Review, Cricket Magazine, Sleep of Reason (Iron Circus, 2013), and Symbolia Magazine, among others.

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Spotlight Summer Workshop: YA Graphic Novel

August 4, 2017

Every summer, The Center for Cartoon Studies holds a series of week-long workshops. This summer, they have added some new workshops, including the Young Adult Graphic Novel with Jo Knowles and alumn Tillie Walden, July 31-August 4. The week will focus on the specific idiosyncrasies inherent in young adult fiction through lectures and exercises. You will have access to not only the knowledge of these two quality creators but also the printing lab and the Schulz Library.

Jo Knowles as visiting artist

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As the Crow Flies on Kickstarter

As the Crow Flies on Kickstarter

As the Crow Flies, a webcomic by Melanie Gillman, is finally making it to print through Iron Circus with a Kickstarter. The comic is about a queer, black teen girl at an all-white Christian summer camp, Charlie struggles to reconcile the piousness of the camp with the disregard it has for outsiders like herself and her fellow camper Sydney.

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Visiting Artist: Ruben Bolling

Ruben Bolling at The Center for Cartoon Studies talking to Luke Howard

Ruben Bolling provided the students with a very funny presentation. Uproarious even. He is the creator of Tom the Dancing Bug, a “free-form, sketch comedy-style” weekly comic strip.

A taste of Ruben’s work

Ruben was a great representative for the strip cartoonist because he worked through the transition from newspapers to the internet. He was doing pretty well with print newspapers at the time, so he was in the first generation who made the transition. Due to this situation, he has his own weird, custom web presence.

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Announcing the Winners of the Fifth Cartoonist Studio Prize

Slate Book Review and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) are proud to announce the winners of the fifth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize!

The winner for Best Print Comic is Eleanor Davis for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics)

The winner for Best Web Comic is Christina Tran for “On Beauty,” a story about medical tourism in South Korea.

The winners were selected by Slate’s Jacob Brogan; the faculty and students at The Center for Cartoon Studies, represented by Jarad Greene; and this year’s guest judge, Karen Green, curator for comics and cartoons at Columbia University’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.

See the incredible short list of comics on Slate.com!

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Cartoonist Studio Prize

 

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Congratulations to our two winners, who each receive $1,000 and, of course, eternal glory, and join our previous winners: Richard McGuire and Winston Rowntree; Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll; and Noelle Stevenson and Chris Ware.

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The winner of the Best Print Comic prize is Carol Tyler for her momentous Soldier’s Heart: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father (Fantagraphics), a collection of Tyler’s three mournful, angry, beautiful memoirs about her dad, Chuck Tyler, his experiences on the European front in World War 2, and the PTSD—or “soldier’s heart”—that affected not just the rest of his life but his daughter Carol’s as well.
SLATE_BOOKS_webcomicThe winner of the Best Web Comic prize is Boulet for his characteristically witty and madcap comic, “I Want to Believe.” The French cartoonist is a three-time nominee in this category and this year came away with the prize.

Read the complete story on Slate.com and to see the rest of the excellent shortlist!

 

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Next Up Visiting Artist: Noelle Stevenson

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Noelle Stevenson is the New York Times bestselling author of Nimona, has been nominated for Harvey and Eisner Awards, and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 for Nimona. Noelle is a writer on Disney’s Wander Over Yonder, the co-writer of Boom! Studios’ Lumberjanes, and has written for Marvel and DC Comics. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Nimona is currently on the list for a National Book Award!

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