Fellowship Programs

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Fellowship is awarded to an emerging cartoonist who has already achieved significant critical and/or professional stature. The program is designed to help the cartoonist enter the next phase of their career by providing access to CCS’s many resources.

Qualified candidates are usually recommended by one of CCS’s faculty or advisory committee members. If you would like to be considered for next year’s Fellowship, please submit your name, contact information, and website URL to fellowship@cartoonstudies.org (do not attach any files to your email, or physically mail any materials to the school). The CCS Fellow will be chosen by June 1st, at which point CCS will send out an email to all applicants notifying them of the decision. Click here to download more information on the Fellowship program (pdf document).

Read the Fellowship Residency Report 2019 (.pdf)

CCS Fellows

Sarah Shay Mirk, Program and Applied Cartooning Fellow 2023-24
Rebecca Oluwatoyin Thompson, Applied Cartooning Fellow 2022-23
K.L. Ricks, 2022-23
Robyn Smith ’17, 2021-22
Tommi Parrish, 2020-21
MK Czerwiec, Will Eisner Applied Cartooning Fellow 2019
Keren Katz 2018-20
K Czap 2017-18
, 2016-17
Kurt Shaffert, Will Eisner Applied Cartooning Fellow 2016-2018
Noah Van Sciver, 2015-16
Sophie Yanow
, 2014-15
Nicole Georges
, 2013-14
Connor Willumsen
, 2012-13
Julie Delporte
, 2011-12
Blaise Larmee, 2011-12
David Libens, 2010-11
Max de Radigues, 2009-10
Alec Longstreth, 2008-09
Chris Wright, 2008-09
T. Edward Bak, 2007-08
Gabby Schulz, 2006-07
Robyn Chapman, 2005-06

The Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship

Located in Cornish and at the country’s premier cartooning college, The Cornish CCS Residency is designed to create a focused and inspiring environment for cartoonists in order to create exceptional work. Cornish is located 16 miles from The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in rural New Hampshire.

Learn more about the
Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship

Cornish CCS Residency Fellows

Arwen Donahue , 2023
Agnes Lee, 2022
Tommi Parrish, 2019
Cara Bean, 2018
Ali Fitzgerald, 2017
Nick Drnaso, 2016

Learn about the Children’s Book Residency: Exploring Jewish Themes and Content

Sponsored by PJ Library

Every month PJ Library mails out more than 240,000 picture books and middle-grade books for children ages 6 months to 12 years that focus on Jewish themes, subjects, and values. This summer, PJ Library is sponsoring a week-long intensive residency to help eight visual storytellers create a draft of a children’s book or graphic novel.

The weeklong residency will be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in beautiful downtown White River Junction, Vermont and led by CCS cofounder James Sturm and other CCS faculty. In addition, we’ll hear from book agents, scholars, and publishers.

Admitted participants receive scholarships for the full cost of tuition, lodging and special events, as well as travel and food stipends. The 2020 residency application deadline has passed. Learn more…