CARTOONIST TOMMI PARRISH AWARDED FOURTH ANNUAL CORNISH CCS FELLOW
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
Thursday March 7, 3pm
CCS Post Office building, 46 South Main Street
This lecture is open to the public.
Cara Bean is the author of Draw 500 Funny Faces and Features and has been teaching art in the United States for thirteen years. Her work has been featured in Pen America Illustrated, The Women’s Review of Books, and Teaching Arts Magazine. She provides public drawing and creativity workshops that explore how the beginning of complex ideas emerge from the simple act of doodling on paper. Cara has taken a leave from her teaching position to focus on creating comics that speak directly to kids about mental health. She is The Center for Cartoon Studies Cornish Residency Fellow.
The Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship AWARDED TO ALI FITZGERALD
In 2015, Ali began a series of comic workshops with refugees which were then supported by Comic Invasion and Amnesty International.Her first graphic novel, based on these workshops as well as Berlin’s historical//contemporary relationship to immigration and bohemia, will be published by Fantagraphics in the Spring of 2018. At The Cornish CCS Fellowship Residency, she’ll work on a series of comics investigating the aesthetics of nationalism and propaganda.
She has been a regular arts writer for Art21 since 2010 and founded the column Queer Berlin in 2013. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively in the U.S. and Europe as well as featured or mentioned in the New York Times, Artlies!, Afar, The Berlin Quarterly, The Guardian, The Economist, Taggespeigel, Tip Magazin, Varoom Magazine and Art in America. For more information on Ali Fitzgerald visit: alifitzgerald.net