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The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)

Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
    w/low Residency Option
  • Two-Year and One-Year
    Certificate Program
  • Summer Workshops

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has named Arwen Donahue for the 2023 Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship


White River Junction, Vermont –The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has selected Arwen Donahue as its sixth annual Cornish-CCS Residency Fellowship for Fall 2023. Arwen will be working on a graphic memoir that explores generational legacies of sexual violence and asks how writing and art can play a role in their transformation.

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SPRING EISNER LECTURE: Jillian Tamaki in Conversation with Glynnis Fawkes

The Center for Cartoon Studies, The Leslie Center for Humanities at Dartmouth,, and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation present Jillian Tamaki in conversation with Glynnis Fawkes.

Attention Upper Valley Community! Award-winning artist and creator, Jillian Tamaki is our featured speaker for the annual Spring Eisner Lecture! In addition, our award-winning cartoonist and faculty member, Glynnis Fawkes will be moderating! We are very excited, and we hope to see on Thursday, April 20, at 5 PM for the free lecture at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, Room 001. We hope you will join us!

Thursday, April 20, at 5 PM
This event is free and open to the public.

The Norwich Bookstore will be selling books and Jillian will be signing after the talk.

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Summer Workshops Announced!

Workshops are a great time for cartooning adventures! Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. This summer we’re offering an exciting line-up, including Create Comics, the return of college-level Cartooning Studio, Graphic Memoir, and the Graphic Novel Workshop.

For more information and to register for a workshop, visit:

Drawing by Moss Bastille ’17.

Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartoon Studio, Cartooning Workshops, create comics, Graphic Memoir, Graphic Novel, Online Workshops, zines

CCS Campus Opens in Fall

The Center for Cartoon Studies is looking forward to seeing students on campus and online this fall as it embraces a blended learning model. Campus classrooms and the production lab will be set up to allow for social distancing as will the The Schulz Library which will be open for browsing and research. We are grateful for Vermont’s exemplary response to Covid-19 and are encouraged by the recent openings of White River Junction restaurants and hotels. Faculty and staff are looking forward to seeing students this fall. Keep safe, keep creative, and keep drawing comics. To learn more about our programs and to apply, visit

Tags: Cartoon Studies, Covid, Low Res, MFA, Vermont


Drawing by Eleanor Davis

The Center for Cartoon Studies has moved its curriculum online until May 1. The events of the last few weeks are moving breathtakingly swiftly but, come what may, our dedicated faculty, staff, thesis advisors, and visiting artists are committed to supporting our beloved students. Our community is clever and resilient and whatever brave new world we find ourselves in, we will keep making comics.

Tags: Cartoon Studies

Visiting Artists at CCS Spring 2020

A wide variety of creators are coming to talk comics with the students at The Center for Cartoon Studies:

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Secret Acres at The Schulz Library

Fatal Faux-Pas cover

Secret Acres is a micro publisher and small distributor. Over the years, they have published three CCS alum: Samuel Gaskin ’07, Joseph Lambert ’08, and Sean Ford ’08. If you need a fix of Secret Acres books, The Schulz library can help you out.

Fatal Faux-Pas by Samuel Gaskin: Collection of gags and stories riffing on pop culture

I Will Bite You! by Joseph Lambert: Collection of lively stories

Only Skin by Sean Ford: Grim exploration of the tragic landscape of modern rural America

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Alum Spotlight: Andrew James Christianson ′11

House by the Hill by Andrew Christianson

Andrew James Christianson ′11 is an art director at Fantasy Flight Games in Minnesota. They create board and card games, role playing games, and other real-world games. Though many are based on beloved licenses such as Lord of the Rings, they also create their own proprietary worlds. Andrew works with artists on these games, envisioning the worlds.

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Tags: Andrew Christianson, art director, Cartoon Studies, CCS Alum, Fantasy Flight Games, interview, Self-published, The Stag

Alum Spotlight: Chuck Forsman

Self Portrait by Chuck Forsman

Chuck Forsman ’08 is the force behind Oily Comics. He has a new comic, Automa, that he is serializing on Patreon. His comic The End of the XXXXing World (now out through Fantagraphics) has been adapted as a Netflix Original Series. Season 1 was nominated for the 2018 British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series.

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Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS Alum, Chuck Forsman, Fantagraphics, Graphic Novel, interview, netflix, TEOTFW, The End of the XXXXing World, TV series