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.
Children’s Book Residency: Exploring Jewish Themes and Content
The 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 June 8-12, 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. Click here for more information on the residency.
Every month PJ Library mails out more than 240,000 picture books and middle-grade books for children ages 6 months to 12 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.
Daryl Seitchik ′18 brought issue 1 of their new comic Follow the Doll to the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. It will be a painted graphic novel and is inspired by one of the most beloved Slavic folktales, “Vasilisa the Wise”—or “Vasilisa the Beautiful,” or simply, “Vasilisa.” Not an adaptation of the traditional tale, Daryl is attempting to “dig up, reveal, and bring to life the latent content in an old story rich with archetypal meanings.” Keep an eye on their store if they put issue 1 on sale!
With a comic book designed to help educators teach their students about democracy and governance, CCS cartoonists are visiting classrooms in the Midwest this fall.
White River Junction, VT, September 16, 2019 — The annual Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey finds that only 26% of Americans can name all three branches of government. The Mikva Challenge and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), two non-profit organizations, are teaming up to increase that number.
This is What Democracy Looks Like: A Graphic Guide to Governance is a 32-page comic book that will be distributed to classrooms in Detroit, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and more this fall. This comic book is the result of a collaboration of educators and word-class cartoonists and is designed to help teachers who are working hard to prepare students to be empowered, informed, and civic-minded. At each school, CCS instructors will give away comics and work with teachers to help students gain a deeper understanding of how their government works (and doesn’t work) and how they can make a difference in their communities and beyond.
CARTOONIST TOMMI PARRISH AWARDED FOURTH ANNUAL CORNISH CCS FELLOW
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White River Junction, Vermont –The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has named Tommi Parrish its fourth annual Cornish CCS Residency Fellow. This month-long fellowship provides a $3000 stipend and housing and studio space on 12 secluded acres in Cornish, NH as well as full access to all The Center for Cartoon Studies resources including The Schulz Library, production lab, and studio space. The fellow was selected from a pool of fifty-five applicants.
Tommi Parrish is a 4-time Ignatz award-nominated cartoonist, illustrator, and art editor based in Montreal, QC. Parrish has comics in the permanent collection at the Gallery of Western Australia and has had shows, delivered workshops, and given talks throughout Australia, North America, and Argentina. Their latest work, The Lie and How We Told It(Fantagraphics) won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel. You can find them on Instagram @Tommi_PG.
Announcing the fourth year of The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency
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White River Junction, Vermont – The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) announces the fourth year of The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency. The month-long residency is held during the height of New England’s fall foliage season and will include a $3000 stipend. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2019.
Located in Cornish, NH, The Cornish CCS Residency is designed to create a focused and inspiring environment for cartoonists to create exceptional work. Cornish is located 16 miles from The Center for Cartoon Studies(VT),in beautiful rural New Hampshire.
This residency is made possible by former CCS board member, cartoonist Harry Bliss, whose work regularly appears in The New Yorker. “I want to attract the best cartoonists working today and create a residency that is a one-of-a-kind opportunity forstorytellerswho are pushing the boundaries of the medium,” Bliss said.
Using the power of comics to teach teens about the way our government works
White River Junction, Vermont – This Is What Democracy Looks Like, A Graphic Guide To Governance is a 32-page comic book created by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). It is the result of a collaboration of educators and world-class cartoonists and is designed to help teachers who are working hard to prepare students to be empowered, informed, and civic-minded.
“It is hard to imagine a more important book to get in the hands of students young and old. Civics, democracy, and cartoons all in a non-partisan approach to raise people’s awareness of the real power that they and their communities hold. A funding opportunity that will pay dividends for years.” –Max Silverman, Executive Director, Center for Educational Leadership.
Starting on the 1st of July 2019, CCS will be running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to visit schools. CCS instructors will give away comics and work with teachers to help students gain a deeper understanding of how their government works and how they can make a difference in their community and beyond. The first leg of the tour will include schools in Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, with future legs of the tour branching out into other regions of the USA added as additional funds are raised.
Wash Day by Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith ′17 wins DINK award
A Denver Independent Comics and Art Expo (DiNK) Dinky Awarded to Wash Day!
by Jamila Rowser and CCS graduate Robyn Smith ′17. Edited by J. A. Micheline.
Wash Day is a slice-of-life comic that pays tribute to the beauty and endurance of Black women and their hair. The story follows Kimana, a 26-year-old woman living in the Bronx, as she cares for her long, thick hair. As Kim goes through her Sunday morning rituals, we see the highs and lows of her day—fresh coffee, rising rent, girl talk and catcalls. Click here to see more of Robyn’s work and to buy a copy of Wash Day.
DiNK’s annual DiNKy Awards commit to recognize excellence, promote independent comics from a diversified group, and create a level playing field in which work is judged for its merits, not the strength of its marketing campaign.
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.