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Two Center for Cartoon Studies Graduates Nominated for Eisner Awards

We are honored and excited to announce that two of our The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) grads and current faculty, Robyn Smith ’17 and Tillie Walden ’16, have been nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award! Both are in the running for “The Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17).”

Robyn Smith ’17 for WASH DAY DIARIES (Chronicle Books) with writer Jamila Rowser. Robyn is a 2017 graduate of CCS, was a fellow from 2021-22, and is a member of our faculty.

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Tags: CCS Alum, Clementine, Eisner Award, Eisner Nominee, Graphic Novel, Jon Chad, Liniers, Robyn Smith, Tillie Walden, Wash Day

Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Rick Veitch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On Thursday, April 2, 2020, West Townshend, Vermont resident Rick Veitch will be appointed Vermont’s fourth cartoonist laureate during a live stream event. Veitch was to be recognized on the Vermont Statehouse floor and meet with Vermont Governor Phil Scott on April 2, but that will be rescheduled due to the pandemic. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.

“Congratulations, Rick. Your honor is well deserved.” —Vermont Governor Phil Scott

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Tags: Ed Koren, Liniers, Vermont, Vermont Cartoonist Laureate

Celebrate Will Eisner Week

2020 Will Eisner Week poster

Will Eisner Week (March 1-7, 2020) is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Will Eisner, champion of the graphic novel. This international event is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech, and the sequential arts.

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Tags: A Contract with God, Comics and Sequential Art, Eisner Week, First Second, Good Night Planet, James Kolchalka, Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer, Liniers, Sophie Yanow, Spinning, The Contradictions, Tillie Walden, TOON Books, Top Shelf Comix, Will Eisner

The Schulz Library Collection: Daily Comics

We have close to 20,000 books and zines that include graphic novels and gags, anthologies and mini comics, classic comics, daily/weekly comic collections, student work, manga, reference and more. Thanks for generous donations from publishers, artists, and collectors the world over, our collection is abundant and unique. From our selection of contemporary graphic novels, zines, student and faculty work, to our out-of-print and rare collections of gag cartoons and classic newspaper strips, The Schulz Library is a dream come true for the cartoonist bibliophile.

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Tags: Angela Boyle, B.C., Bad Machinery, Ben Katchor, Bridget Comeau, Calvin and Hobbes, Cartoon Studies, cartoonstudies, Daily Comics, Dan Knott, Danielle Corsetto, Doonesbury, Ernie Bushmiller, Frank King, Garry Trudeau, Gary Larson, Gasoline Alley, George Herriman, Girls With Slingshots, Jerry Scott, Jess Johnson, Jim Borgman, John Allison, Johnny Hart, Julius Knipl, Krazy Kat, Liniers, Macanudo, Moomin, Nancy, Nancy Dreams and Schemes, Night of the Crash-Test Dummies, Penny Arcade, Pogo, Schulz Library, The Far Side, Tove Jansson, Zits

Two Eisner Wins for CCS: Alumni Tillie Walden ′16 and Fellow Liniers!

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) alumni Tillie Walden ′16 and 2016-17 Fellow Liniers win the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award!!

Best Reality-Based Work
Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)
Good Night, Planet, by Liniers (Toon Books)

Comic-Con International is the home of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the comic book world’s version of the Oscars. Congratulations to all the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners. For a complete list of winners, visit:

Tags: Cartoon Studies, Comic-Con, First Second, Holy Shit, Liniers, San Diego Comic-Con, Spinning, Tillie Walden, TOON Books

3 CCS Top ALA YA Graphic Novel List!

The American Association of Librarians has posted a list of the 2018 top ten graphic novels for youth in Booklist Online. Three from The Center for Cartoon Studies made the list!

As The Crow Flies

Melanie Gillman ′13 already won the Stonewall Award from ALA for As the Crow Flies Vol. 1 (Iron Circus Comics), so it comes as no surprise that this comic is also in the top ten YA graphic novels. From the ALA post:

Lush, warm colored-pencil artwork relates the story of 13-year-old Charlie, a queer black girl who struggles with her faith—as well as outdated concepts and whitewashed history—on an all-girls hiking trip.

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Tags: ALA, As the Crow Flies, Booklist, Cartoon Studies, First Second, Good Night Planet, Iron Circus Comics, Liniers, Melanie Gillman, Spinning, Tillie, TOON Books

CCS International ComiCon Special Guests: Recent fellow Liniers and alum Tillie Walden

Both Liniers, CCS fellow 2016–17, and Tillie Walden ’16 are going to be special guests at the 2018 International ComiCon in San Diego. With one and two Eisner nominations this year, respectively, they are bound to have a wonderful time.

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Tags: Cartoon Studies, Eisner Nominee, First Second, Good Night Planet, International ComiCon, Liniers, Spinning, Tillie Walden, TOON Books

Alum Spotlight: Eisner nominations 2018

Celebrating Snoopy by Charles Schulz

Eisner nominations are out and we must send out congratulations our CCS alums!

Good Night, Planet cover, by Liniers

  • Liniers, CCS fellow 2016–17, is nominated for Good Night, Planet with Toon Books for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8). For ages 4 and up, the story explores what your toys do when you’re sleeping.

Spinning cover by Tillie Walden

  • Tillie Walden ’16 for Spinning, which is nominated for Best Publication for Teens (ages 13–17) and for Best Reality-Based Work. Spinning is about Tillie’s time as a figure skater, all through high school, where she comes of age, comes out, and comes into her own.

Let’s also give a shout out for Charles M. Schulz whose Celebrating Snoopy (Andrews McMeel) is up for Best Archival Collection / Project—Strips. The Schulz family provided the funds for CCS to start the excellent Schulz Library.

Tags: Charles Schulz, Eisner, Good Night Planet, Liniers, Schulz Library, Spinning, Tillie Walden

CCS Featured Guests at TCAF:

TCAF poster by featured guset Fiona Smyth

At the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) this May 12-13, Melanie Gillman ′12 and former CCS fellow Liniers are both feature guests along with Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun, VIZ Media, 2016), Vera Brosgol (Leave Me Alone, Roaring Book Press, 2016), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods, Margaret K McElderry Books, 2014), Michael DeForge (Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero, Drawn and Quarterly, 2017), Hope Larson (Mercury, Atheneum Books, 2010), Jillian Tamaki (Super Mutant Magic Academy, Drawn and Quarterly, 2015), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer [writer], First Second, 2010), and Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker, First Second, 2018).

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Tags: Cartoon Studies, Drawn and Quarterly, Emily Carroll, First Second, Good Night Planet, Goodnight Punpun, Hope Larson, Inio Asano, Jen Wang, Jillian Tamaki, Leave Me Alone, Liniers, Macanudo, Mariko Tamaki, Melanie Gillman, Mercury, Michael DeForge, Sticks Angelica Folk Hero, Super Mutant Magic Academy, TCAF, The Big Wet Balloon, The Prince and the Dressmaker, This One Summer, Through the Woods, TOON Books, Vera Brosgol, Written and Drawn by Henrietta

CCS Diplomas across the Years

Every year, The Center for Cartoon Studies gets a different artist to draw the dipoloma for their graduates. The artist is kept a secret until the actual graduation ceremony when it is unveiled with the honorary degree is given to that year’s graduation speaker. Diploma drawing above by Eleanor Davis.

Chu holding diploma by Jason.

And you can see them all on CCS’s Flickr! Follow us on Instagram to see the 2018 diploma revealed on Saturday, May 5th!

2016 diploma by Liniers

Tags: Cartoon Studies, Cartooning Program, Certificate in Cartooning, Comics, diplomas, Eleanor Davis, Jason, Liniers, MFA, MFA Degree, Sequential Art