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Interview with Jarad Greene ′17 on is his Debut Graphic Novel Scullion

Cover of Scullion by Jarad Greene

Jarad Greene ’17 is releasing his debut graphic novel Scullion: A Dishwasher’s Guide to Mistaken Identity with Oni Press. “As quirky and fresh as a D&D campaign with your best friends.” – Ashley Poston, author of Geekerella.

Scullion was Jarad’s MFA thesis project at The Center for Cartoon Studies. He recently gave the following interview with Angela Boyle ’16.

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Tags: interview, Jarad Greene, Lion Forge, Oni Press, Scullion, Simon and Schuster

Graduate Spotlight: Chief Creative Officer Adam Staffaroni ′07

Adam Staffaroni

Adam Staffaroni ′07 can proudly draw a unicorn in 5 seconds flat. Leading up to this illustrious skill, he started his career in the licensing department at DC Comics, then helped launch the Kaboom! imprint at Boom! Studios. After a stint at Lion Forge (who is now publishing Jarad Greene’s ’17 Scullion), where he launched the Roar Comics imprint, he is now the co-founder & Chief Creative Officer of Einhorn’s Epic Productions, a multi-platform content studio.

Adam is co-creator and executive producer of Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery and The Curie Society. Lethal Lit is a scripted podcast series about Tig Torres, a teen detective investigating the infamous “Lit Killer” murders in her hometown, Hollow Falls. The Curie Society is an original graphic novel about a team of young, female scientists who join a secret organization originally founded by Marie Curie.

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Tags: Adam Staffaroni, Angela Boyle, Batman, Birds of Prey, Blue Delliquanti, Boom! Studios, cartoonstudies, DC Comics, Einhorn's Epic Productions, interview, Jarad Greene, Jen Hickman, Joan Hilty, Kaboom, Lethal Lit, Lion Forge, MIT, Mother and Whisper, O Human Star, Roar Comics, Scullion, The Curie Society

Graduate Spotlight: Jarad Greene ′17

Cover of Memories of a Former Porcelain Doll

Jarad Greene ’17 just sold his first graphic novel, Scullion! So a big congratulations on your graphic novel debut, Jarad. He is the administrative and development coordinator at The Center for Cartoon Studies. In 2017, he was selected to represent CCS on the judging panel for the Cartoonist Studio Prize, which selected Eleanor Davis for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics) and Christina Tran for “On Beauty.” His mini-comic Memories of a Former Porcelain Doll won a 2017 MICE mini-grant. He recently did the following interview with Angela Boyle ′16.

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Tags: Braden Lamb, cartoonist studio prize, cartoonstudies, Christina Tran, Dave Roman, Eleanor Davis, Gale Gilligan, Hazel Newlevant, Jarad Greene, Kelley Sonnack, Kristen Gudsnuk, Libby's Dad, Lion Forge, Memories of a Former Porcelain Doll, MICE, On Beauty, Raina Telgemeier, Retrofit, Scullion, Sugar Town, Tillie Walden

New Book Releases from CCS Grads

In the next year or so, a strong group of CCS alums are releasing books into the wild. Congratulations to Lucy Knisley ′09 (Kid Gloves, First Second, 2019) , Laura Terry ′10 (Graveyard Shakes, Graphix, 2017), JP Coovert ′08 (illustrator for Charlie Joe Jackson series), Tillie Walden ′16 (Spinning, First Second, 2017), and Jarad Greene ′17!

You Are New cover

Lucy Knisley ′09—You Are New (Chronicle Books, March 2019)
A world of being new is waiting for little ones and the grown-ups who love them in this warm and funny book perfect for baby showers. From napping to crying, cuddling to playing, this book introduces the world with humor, honesty, and unmitigated sweetness. Award-winning author and artist Lucy Knisley celebrates the joys of having—and being!—a baby in this timeless celebration of new beginnings and the transformative power of love.

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Tags: Anna Strong, Are You Listening, cartoonstudies, CCS Alum, Charlie Joe Jackson, children's books, Chronicle Books, Draw a Comic, First Second, Graphic Novel, Graphix, Graveyard Shakes, Jarad Greene, JP Coovert, Kid Gloves, Laura Terry, Lion Forge, Lucy Knisley, Maker Comics, Scullion, Spinning, Tillie Walden, Workman, You Are New

Next Up: Industry Day

In addition to our weekly Visiting Artist Seminar, a special Industry Day event is scheduled every spring. Professionals from the comics industry descend on White River Junction and The Center for Cartoon Studies. The entire day is set aside for the event with guests take part in a panel where the state of the comics industry and publishing are discussed at length. This year’s guests include comics critic Rob Clough, Andrea Colvin (Lion Forge), Patrick Crotty (Peow Studio), Tracy Hurren (Drawn and Quarterly), and Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown Literary Agency).

Tags: Andrea Brown, Andrea Colvin, CCS Industry Day, Drawn and Quarterly, Industry Day, Kelly Sonnack, Lion Forge, Patrick Crotty, Peow Studio, Rob Clough, Tracy Hurren, Visiting Artist