In Any Era, Remarkable Talent Needs Help To Take Root
This year’s annual fundraising comic imagines two revered and iconic Victorian-era writers attending The Center for Cartoon Studies. Whereas time-traveling Brontë sisters may be a stretch, exceptionally talented international creators moving to Vermont to hone their craft and launch their careers is not. With its rigorous curriculum and nurturing community, The Center for Cartoon Studies is a school like no other.
CCS faculty member Glynnis Fawkes created this year’s comic. Her graphic novel, Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre was published this fall to critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “emotionally nuanced and visually stunning.” Though a lot has changed since the Victorian times, the challenges facing young artists, especially women, are still fierce.
The Center for Cartoon Studies invites you to join us in helping support these remarkably talented artists.
REVIEW: CHARLOTTE BRONTË BEFORE JANE EYRE by CCS faculty Glynnis Fawkes – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre is the latest from The Center for Cartoon Studies graphic novel series, presents a stunning examination of a woman who battled against the odds to make her voice heard.
“…emotionally nuanced and visually stunning biography, illustrated in deft pencil strokes colored with moody shades of blue and featuring an insightful introduction written by Alison Bechdel…” –Jennifer Harlan, The New York Times. Click here to read the entire review.
K.L. Ricks is an artist born and raised in Massachusetts, whose jarring juxtapositions of natural and industrial landscapes inspired her future work. She has worked as an editorial illustrator for The New York Times, designed a variant cover for the Adventure Time comic book and contributed to the Ham4pamphlet project, a comics interpretation of the world famous Hamilton musical inspired and encouraged by its original cast. Her ongoing horror story Country Darkness, which appears regularly on Hazlitt, has accrued a great deal of success and popularity online. She has recently been featured on such high profile websites as The A.V. Club and The Comics Journal. Click here to see more work by K.L. Ricks!