Stories tagged New York Times

Mannie Murphy’08 on New York Times Best of 2021 Graphic Novels

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Mannie Murphy ’08 is on the New York Times list of Best Graphic Novels of 2021. The story starts with the life and death of River Pheonix before tackling the history of white supremacy in Portland, Oregon. To see the zines making up the original publication before Fantagraphics collected it, check out this CCS Instagram post. The storytelling technique itself is a fascinating study. Before the book was released, Mannie gave an interview with Angela Boyle ’16 about their process in making this story.

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Tags: Best Graphic Novel, Best Graphic Novel 2021, best of list, Fantagraphics, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Mannie Murphy, New York Times

“You Are New” by Lucy Knisley ′09 a New York Times Best Children’s Book of 2019

The New York Times has released its top 25 children’s books of 2019, and You Are New (Chronicle Books) by Lucy Knisley ′09 has been selected. The list includes other great cartoonists such as Dylan Meconis for Queen of the Sea (Walker Books), Sara Varon for Hold Hands (First Second), Raina Telgemeier for Guts (Scholastic), and Ryan Andrews for This Was Our Pact (First Second).

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Tags: Book of the year, CCS Alum, Chronicle Books, Dylan Meconis, First Second, Guts, Hold Hands, Lucy Knisley, New York Times, Queen of the Sea, Raina Telgemeier, Relish, Ryan Andrews, Sara Varon, Scholastic, This Was Our Pact, Walker Books, You Are New

Visiting Artist: Lauren Weinstein

Comic page by Lauren Weinstein

Lauren Weinstein is a cartoonist and artist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Bookforum, Nautilus, and The Guardian, among many other outlets. Her acclaimed comic Normel Person was the last weekly comic strip to run in The Village Voice. This year, Weinstein’s Being an Artist and a Mother won a Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize, and was published in Best American Comics 2019. Her most recent novella, Mother’s Walk, was selected for the latest issue of Frontier. Weinstein is also the author of three books: Inside Vineyland (Alternative Comics, 2003), the teenage memoir Girl Stories (Henry Holt and Co., 2006), and Goddess of War (Picturebox, 2008). She has received two Ignatz Awards among other nominations. In 2015, Weinstein was awarded the Gold Medal from The Society of Illustrators for Carriers, her five-part webcomic about cystic fibrosis that was first published in Nautilus. Weinstein earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Tags: Alternative Comics, Being an Artist and a Mother, Best American Comics, Bookforum, Carriers, Frontier, Girl Stories, Goddess of War, Henry Holt, Ignatz Award, Inside Vineyland, Lauren Weinstein, Mother's Walk, Nautilus, New York Times, Normel Person, Picturebox, Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Visiting Artist

Next Up Visiting Artist: Noelle Stevenson

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Noelle Stevenson is the New York Times bestselling author of Nimona, has been nominated for Harvey and Eisner Awards, and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 for Nimona. Noelle is a writer on Disney’s Wander Over Yonder, the co-writer of Boom! Studios’ Lumberjanes, and has written for Marvel and DC Comics. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Nimona is currently on the list for a National Book Award!

Tags: Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, Disney, Eisner Award, Harvey Award, New York Times, Nimona, Noelle Stevenson, Slate, Wander Over Yander, Web Comic

The New York Times Motherlode features our “Comics to Santa”

Adventures in Cartooning, meet Adventures in Parenting: The New York Times parenting blog Motherlode gives our Holiday Challenge a shout-out! In their latest book, Adventures in Cartooning, Christmas Special, The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) director James Sturm and alumni Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost asked kids to send a comic to Santa. Check out the amazing results from one talented class of 3rd graders here, or on the Motherlode blog!

Tags: Adventures in Cartooning, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold, Comics to Santa, James Sturm, Motherlode, New York Times

Denys Wortman exhibit featured in The New York Times

Denys Wortman Rediscovered: Drawings from the World-Telegram and Sun, curated by The Museum of the City of New York with the assistance of CCS co-founder James Sturm and CCS alum Brandon Elston, is on display from November 19 – March 20.

Carol Kino of The New York Times writes, “Using a single panel and a conversational caption, Mr. Wortman adroitly summoned up an entirely believable world…Mr. Wortman’s drawings were also beautifully composed and finely worked…”

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Tags: Cartoon Studies, CCS Gallery, Denys Wortman, mcny, New York Times