Students From Small Cartooning School Find Outsized Success
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT – Far from the large cities and cultural centers, a school with less than 40 students in rural Vermont is leaving its mark in a big way. Established in 2005, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) can point to both current students and graduates experiencing the type of success that creators dream about.
Most recently Emma Hunsinger ’20 had a ten-page comic in The New Yorker (12/30/19 issue). Originally appearing online, “How to Draw a Horse” began as a non-fiction class assignment. Lucy Knisley’s ’09 most recent children’s book You Are New (Chronicle Books) was named a Top 25 Children’s Books of 2019 by The New York Times. Widely considered one of the most outstanding cartoonists of her generation, Tillie Walden ’16 most recently published Are You Listening (First Second), her third major graphic novel since graduating from CCS. Her first graphic novel, the Eisner award-winning memoir Spinning, began as her CCS thesis project.
Open House and Portfolio Day
November 17, 1pm – 4pm
Bring your portfolio or sketchbook for an admissions review. Learn more about the program and courses offered at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) while touring the campus and meeting with faculty and students. This event is ideal for prospective students who want to learn about CCS programs: MFA and CERTIFICATES with a LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option
It is a great time to study comics! All around the United States at colleges and universities, graphic novel reading courses have popped up in English departments and a few comics making classes are even being offered in some art departments. Student-run comics clubs abound! As part of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Academic Outreach program, we want to connect with these classes and clubs and offer our comics expertise, while also identifying students who are passionate about comics and might be a good fit for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and certificate program at CCS after their undergraduate program is complete.
For college and university-level classes (or clubs) we offer many free 30 minute Skype or Google Hangout video sessions. This can be a short lecture on a variety of cartooning topics, a Q&A session with CCS faculty member (all of whom are practicing cartoonists) or even a short demonstration.
Awarded to one fall 2017 female identified applicant! Scholarship will be selected in May 2017. Eligible for Master of Fine Arts, and Two-Year Certificate program! Click here to learn more about our MFA and Certificate program! Apply online!
Bring your portfolio or sketchbook for an admissions review. Learn more about the program and courses offered at CCS while touring the campus and meeting with faculty and students! This event is ideal for prospective students!
Learn about CCS programs: MFA and CERTIFICATES
& LOW RESIDENCY 2nd Year Option
Browse THE SCHULZ LIBRARY! See current student projects, recent alumni publications, and faculty work.
R.S.V.P. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Who Should Attend? Prospective students, applicants, college students, high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome!
Location: The Center for Cartoon Studies-Post Office building, 46 South Main Street, White River Junction, Vermont .
The Center for Cartoon Studies is proud to name Jeffrey Brown as our 2015 Commencement speaker! Brown is a graphic novelist and New York Times #1 bestseller for Darth Vader and Son, and its sequels Vader’s Little Princess, Goodnight Darth Vader, and the Jedi Academy series. He has also drawn nearly two dozen books, and directed and animated a video for the band Death Cab for Cutie.
May 16-June 14
The Center for Cartoon Studies Gallery, 94 South Main Street, White River Junction