Tillie Walden To Be Appointed Vermont’s Fifth Cartoonist Laureate
MONTPELIER, VT—Norwich resident Tillie Walden will be appointed Vermont’s fifth Cartoonist Laureate on Thursday, April 13, 2023, when she will be recognized on the Vermont Statehouse floor.
Walden is one of the most celebrated and accomplished cartoonists working today. She won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work for her graphic novel memoir “Spinning,” making her at 22 one of the youngest Eisner Award winners ever.
Beautifully crafted and charged with emotion, Walden’s work is celebrated for its intimate and authentic portrayal of adolescence that often explores queer themes. Entertainment Weekly named her as one of “the most essential graphic novelists of her generation.”
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is thrilled to announce that the Cartoonist Studio Prize is back for its 10th year running! This year we are teaming up again with The Beat to recognize the year’s most exceptional graphic novels and webcomics. The winning creators in both categories- print and webcomics – will each receive $1000 and a Wacom One Creative Pen Display. Details can be found here: cartoonstudies.org/studioprize
Keith Knight’s “K Chronicles” in Vermont Seven Days
Seven Days, the Vermont alt-weekly, now includes K Chronicles by Keith Knight. Knight, a recent visiting artist at The Center for Cartoon Studies, has been publishing his semi-autobiographical webcomic since 1993 and it is syndicated across the country. In 2015, Knight published a collection of 20 years of strips commenting on police brutality, They Shoot Black People, Don’t They? With the current political and social issues, his body of work is even more important. As Seven Days writes, “Black Lives Matter protests across the country show: Art about race and racism is as much a part of this moment as COVID-19 case counts.”
Student Emma Hunsinger ′20 gets Assignment published in The New Yorker
The Center for Cartoon Studies student Emma Hunsinger ′21 has a comic, How to Draw a Horse, in the current print edition of The New Yorker. Spanning 10 pages in print, the comic initially ran online in May 2019 and was the most popular content on TheNewYorker.com. This comic began as a class assignment.
Lucy Bellwood is a professional Adventure Cartoonist and educator based in Portland, OR. Her documented expeditions include rafting trips through the Grand Canyon, cutting-edge oceanography in the Pacific, and an expedition aboard the last wooden whaling ship in the world. Her talks and essays explore the intersections of community, authenticity, and financial
sustainability for creators. She is the author of Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea (Toonhound, 2016), an educational memoir about her time working aboard tall ships, and 100 Demon Dialogues (Toonhound, 2018), a helpful guide to living with imposter syndrome.
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), the Leslie Center for the Humanities Program at Dartmouth College, and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation present Phoebe Gloeckner.
Thursday, April 11, 4:30pm
Haldeman Building, Room 041
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Phoebe Gloeckner is a graphic novelist and a professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design. Gloeckner is the author of The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures (now a film) and A Child’s Life and Other Stories, as well as many short stories, illustrations and comics, which have appeared in a variety of publications over the last 25 years.
Art Spiegelman is the first-ever cartoonist to receive the Edward MacDowell Medal. MacDowell is one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts organizations, and it has been awarding this medal annually since 1960 to artists who have made an outstanding contribution to American culture.
White River Junction – Though over 3,700 miles apart, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in Vermont and The Graphic Storytelling program at The Animation Workshop (TAW) of VIA University College in Denmark, have a lot in common including a dynamic curriculum taught by some of the best cartoonists working today that nurtures up and coming visual storytellers.