About CCS

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, One- and Two-Year Certificates in Cartooning, and annual summer workshops. The school is located in historic downtown village of White River Junction, Vermont.

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education to students interested in creating visual stories. CCS’s curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflects the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. CCS emphasizes self-publishing and prepares its students to publish, market, and disseminate their work.

CCS, recognizing the central role that socially responsible businesses can play in a community, will initiate and be responsive to innovative ways to improve the local cultural and economic quality of life.

The Center for Cartoon Studies is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt institution. CCS does not discriminate in its admissions policy for reasons of race, religion or ethnic origins.


Inky Solomon LOW RES


CCS’s spiritual leader is none other than the legendary cartoonist and teacher Inky Solomon.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies is a member of the Vermont Higher Education Council (VHEC) and Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC).