Stories tagged Teaching Comics

Follow the Doll by Daryl Seitchik ′18

Daryl Seitchik ′18 brought issue 1 of their new comic Follow the Doll to the Comic Arts Brooklyn festival. It will be a painted graphic novel and is inspired by one of the most beloved Slavic folktales, “Vasilisa the Wise”—or “Vasilisa the Beautiful,” or simply, “Vasilisa.” Not an adaptation of the traditional tale, Daryl is attempting to “dig up, reveal, and bring to life the latent content in an old story rich with archetypal meanings.” Keep an eye on their store if they put issue 1 on sale!

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Tags: cab, CCS Alum, Comic Arts Brooklyn, Comics, Daryl Seitchik, Eisner Award, Exits, folktales, Follow the Doll, Koyama Press, Teaching Comics

The Third Annual Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship Awarded to Cartoonist and Educator Cara Bean

Cara Bean’s work has been featured in Pen America Illustrated, The Women’s Review of Books , and Teaching Arts Magazine. She is the author of Draw 500 Funny Faces and Features and she provides public drawing and creativity workshops that explore how the beginning of complex ideas emerge from the simple act of doodling on paper. Cara has been teaching art in Lexington, Massachusetts for thirteen years.

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Tags: 500 Funny Faces and Features, Cara Bean, Comics, Cornish, Cornish CCS Residency, Harry Bliss, Pen America Illustrated, Teaching Arts Magazine, Teaching Comics, The Women’s Review of Books

Alum Spotlight: teaching in higher education

Because The Center for Cartoon Studies offers an MFA to those students who already have a bachelor’s degree (you might be surprised how many of those are Bachelor’s of Science), graduates pursue higher education including teaching at Stanford University, California College of the Arts, and the Animation Workshop,

Stephanie Zuppo ’15 (Belchville) is teaching at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. In the Division of Communication and Creative Media, their classes have included digital painting. They originally got their BFA in Illustration and Design at Moore College of Art and Design. They also teach a wide variety of workshops at Generator Makerspace in Burlington, including bookbinding and teen cartooning. Stephanie’s main comics project right now is running Ladybroad Ledger, which just started a Patreon for subscriptions out of state. Stephanie also is the founder of Conosaurus.

Champlain College faculty/staff interior headshots/portraits, August 17th, 2017

Cole Closser ′13 (Black Rat) is teaching at Missouri State University in the Art and Design Department, where he also received his BFA. His classes include Graphic Narrative, Introduction to Computer Graphic Design, and Illustration.

Cole Closser, teaching portrait at Missouri State University

Beth Hetland ’11 (Half Asleep) teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Her classes range across departments, in the Writing Program,

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Tags: Alum, Angela Boyle, Beth Hetland, Cartoon Studies, Champlain College, Cole Closser, Jon Chad, Ladybroad Ledger, Luke Howard, MFA, Missouri State University, SAIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sophie Yanow, Stephanie Zuppo, teachers, teaching, Teaching Comics, Western Washington University

Visiting Artist: Danielle Corsetto


Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnutsin high school, and ran a semi-autobio comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.

Tags: Cartoon Studies, Danielle Corsetto, Girls With Slingshots, GWS, Larry and Caroline, Teaching Comics, Visiting Artist, Web comics

The Center for Cartoon Studies Introduces New Master of Fine Arts Track


White River Junction, Vermont — Since opening its doors in 2005, the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has been committed to exploring the artistic and literary potential of cartooning. Beginning in Fall 2014, CCS will offer a new MFA track in “Applied Cartooning,” exploring how comics can impact such diverse fields as health, business, public policy, and education.

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Tags: Applied Cartooning, Cartoon Studies, cartoonist, CCS, Comics, Graphic Novel, James Sturm, Marek Bennett, MFA, Suzy Becker, Teaching Comics

CCS Alum Beth Hetland Talks About Teaching Comics

Read the Schulz Blog interview with CCS ′11 alum Beth Hetland, comics professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tags: Alumni, Beth Hetland, Cartoon Studies, SAIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Teaching Comics