Stories tagged Graphic Novels

The Center for Cartoon Studies Has Big Showing in LA Times Book Prize Finalists

Three Cartoon Studies fellows have been nominated for the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Graphic Novel/Comic of the year! They include:

Robyn Smith ’17 for WASH DAY DIARIES (Robyn Smith/Jamila Rowser). Robyn got her MFA at CCS, was a fellow from 2021-22, and is a member of our faculty.

Tommi Parrish for MEN I TRUST. Tommi was a CCS fellow from 2020-21.

Noah Van Sciver for JOSEPH SMITH AND THE MORMONS. Noah was a CCS fellow from 2015-16.

Shoutout to Jamila Rowser, who wrote WASH DAY DIARIES, she was recently a CCS visiting artist.

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Tags: CCS Alum, CCS Fellow, Graphic Novels, LA Times Book Prize, Robyn Smith, Wash Day Diaries

It’s LIT PBS talks Graphic Novels

A recent It’s LIT PBS episode discussed how graphic novels are in fact . . . novels. In the myriad examples of the fantastic literature available in graphic form, the video features grad and faculty Tillie Walden ’16 and Vermont Cartoonist Laureate with Spinning and advisor Alison Bechdel with Fun Home. It’s LIT is a video essay series hosted by Lindsay Ellis and Princess Weekes where they explore figures, genres, and books that shaped the literary world.

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Tags: Alison Bechdel, Fun Home, Graphic Novels, It's LIT, Princess Weekes, Spinning, Tillie Walden

Slate and The Center for Cartoon Studies will once again name the best print and webcomic of the year

Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate’s Dan Kois, the faculty and students of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), and this year’s guest judge, Candida Rifkind President of the Comics Studies Society and co-editor of the new Wilfrid Laurier UP book series Crossing Lines: Transcultural/Transnational Comics Studies. The deadline to enter is January 31.

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Tags: Candida Rifkind, cartoonist studio prize, Dan Kois, Graphic Novels, Schulz Library, Slate, Web Comic of the Year, Web comics

Seattle: Short Run Comix + Arts Festival

Short Run 2019

Short Run is coming on November 9 in Seattle, WA, and despite being on the opposite coast from The Center for Cartoon Studies, you can find some CCS grads with their comics. With a focus on comics, Short Run includes all sorts of self-publishers and small press. Free to the public!

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Tags: Alec Longstreth, Angela Boyle, awesome 'possum, Basewood, Ben Horak, Charlotte Bronte before Jane Eyre, Colleen Frakes, Convention, Glynnis Fawkes, Graphic Novels, Grump Toast, Iron Scars, Isle of Elsi, Prison Island, Short Run

CCS Exhibiting at New York MoCCA Festival 2019

April 6-7, 2019

MOCCA Arts Festival
at Metropolitan West, 639 W 46th Street, New York

Visit The Center for Cartoon Studies table F214! Meet students, buy comics, and learn more about The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA and Certificate program, and summer workshops.

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Tags: cartoonist, Comic Convention, Comics, Graphic Novels, MoCCA, New York, Society of Illustrators

Summer 2019 Workshop Line Up!

  • Drawing and Writing Single Panel Comics
 with Hilary Price: June 3-6
  • Cartooning Studio: June 17-21
  • Graphic Memoirs with Melanie Gillman: June 24-28
  • Introduction to Hand-Drawn Animation with Alec Longstreth: July 8-12
  • Create Comics: July 15-19
  • Queer Comics with Tillie Walden: July 29-August 2
  • Creating Graphic Novels for the Young Adult Market
with Jo Knowles and Tillie Walden: August 5-9
  • Graphic Novel Workshop with Paul Karasik:
 July 29-August 2 or August 5-9

Eventbrite - The Center for Cartoon Studies 2019 Summer Workshops

NEW! Children’s Book Workshop: Exploring Jewish Themes and Content

PLUS! Cartoon Club Summer Session

Kids + Comics = YOWZA! Cartooning Club: Summer Edition! All the fun of our Saturday Cartoon Club, plus summer, multiplied by five! If you’re at least 9 years old and want to spend a week or two drawing comics, register now for our Summer Cartoon Club.

Tags: Alec Longstreth, Beth Hetland, create comics, Graphic Memoirs, Graphic Novels, Hilary Price, Jo Knowles, Jon Chad, Melanie Gillman, Paul Karasik, Queer Comics, Single Panel Comics, Summer Workshops, Tillie Walden, Young Adult Graphic Novels

Buy Comics, Prints, Books, Graphic Novels at the Comics and Medicine Marketplace

The 9th International Comics and Medicine Conference begins this Thursday!

Buy Comics, Prints, Books, Graphic Novels at the conference Marketplace!

  • Thursday, August 16th, 4-6pm
  • Friday, August 17th, 12noon-1:30pm

Location: Newberry Market, downtown White River Junction

Tags: Applied Cartooning, Comics and Medicine, Dartmouth, Graphic Medicine, Graphic Novels

Top Two at the Schulz Library

2017 top two books checked out from the Schulz LibraryIn the last 12 months, two books are sitting at the top of the heap at the Schulz Library as the most checked out: Kevin Czap’s Futchi Perf (Czap Books, 2017) and Sophia Foster-Dimino’s Sex Fantasy (Koyama Press, 2017). To help push them into first place, Czap is the current fellow at CCS (2017–2018).

Futchi Perf is about optimism and community. Perf’s (the title character) idealized future is full of tight and romantic friends, music, and a little bit of urban magic. The book collections a series of short comics set in the same background into a larger, deeper story.

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Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS Fellow, Czap Books, Fütchi Perf, Graphic Novels, Kevin Czap, Koyama Press, Schulz Library, Sex Fantasy, Sophia Foster-Dimino

Next Up Visiting Artist: Gabby Schulz

Art by Gabby Schulz, aka Ken Dahl

Gabby Schulz, aka Ken Dahl, was born and raised in Hawaii. He has authored five graphic novels and a long trail of minicomics, editorial comics, and web comics over the years, earning him two Ignatz Awards, an Eisner nomination, and an Expozine Grand Prix.

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Tags: Cartoon Studies, Gabby Schulz, Graphic Novels, Ken Dahl, Microcosm Publishing, Monsters, Phase Seven Comics, Secret Acres, Sick, Sick A Process of Drastically Reducing One's Expectations, Weather, Welcome to the Dahl House

Patreon Spotlight:
Sophie Goldstein

Sophie Goldstein (’13) is the creator of The Oven (AdHouse Books) and House of Women, which will be coming out later this year through Fantagraphics. She has a Patreon going to fund her continued work on comics.

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Tags: AdHouse Books, cartoonist, CCS Alum, Comics, Fantagraphics, Graphic Novels, House of Women, Patreon, Sophie Goldstein, The Oven