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Students travel from across the U.S. and around the world to study comics at CCS in a diverse and vibrant community in Vermont.

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree
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    Certificate Program
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Tillie Walden ’16 is on the Forbes 30 Under 30

Tillie Walden ’16, graduate and faculty at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), is on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2024 list. “…Vermont appointed Tillie Walden the cartoon laureate, and at 26, she’s the youngest artist to receive the honor. Walden, who has published more than 10 books, often centering queer narratives, is also one of the youngest recipients of an Eisner Award, often referred to as the Oscars of the comics industry.” –Forbes. Click here to read more and see the complete list of young artists and designers reimagining how we see the world.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has named Arwen Donahue for the 2023 Cornish CCS Residency Fellowship


White River Junction, Vermont –The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) has selected Arwen Donahue as its sixth annual Cornish-CCS Residency Fellowship for Fall 2023. Arwen will be working on a graphic memoir that explores generational legacies of sexual violence and asks how writing and art can play a role in their transformation.

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Tillie Walden To Be Appointed Vermont’s Fifth Cartoonist Laureate

MONTPELIER, VT—Norwich resident Tillie Walden will be appointed Vermont’s fifth Cartoonist Laureate on Thursday, April 13, 2023, when she will be recognized on the Vermont Statehouse floor.

Walden is one of the most celebrated and accomplished cartoonists working today. She won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work for her graphic novel memoir “Spinning,” making her at 22 one of the youngest Eisner Award winners ever.

Beautifully crafted and charged with emotion, Walden’s work is celebrated for its intimate and authentic portrayal of adolescence that often explores queer themes. Entertainment Weekly named her as one of “the most essential graphic novelists of her generation.”

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Non-Fiction Comics Festival

The first ever Non-Fiction Comics Festival will feature panel discussions, workshops, and exhibiting cartoonists creating non-fiction and autobiographical work.

October 15, 11am-6pm
Free to attend!

From science to politics, history to health care, cartooning has exploded as a legitimate medium for exploring non-fiction topics and the textures of lived experience. With roots in the Vermont Folklife Center’s Non-Fiction Comics Mini-Fest (2017, 2018 & 2019) and their partnership with the University of Vermont, the Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium (2017 & 2018), NCFS celebrates the full scope of non-fiction cartooning with the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, Vermont.

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Tags: Autobiographical Comics, Cartoonists, Non-fiction comics, Vermont, Workshops

CCS Campus Opens in Fall

The Center for Cartoon Studies is looking forward to seeing students on campus and online this fall as it embraces a blended learning model. Campus classrooms and the production lab will be set up to allow for social distancing as will the The Schulz Library which will be open for browsing and research. We are grateful for Vermont’s exemplary response to Covid-19 and are encouraged by the recent openings of White River Junction restaurants and hotels. Faculty and staff are looking forward to seeing students this fall. Keep safe, keep creative, and keep drawing comics. To learn more about our programs and to apply, visit

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Appointment of Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Rick Veitch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On Thursday, April 2, 2020, West Townshend, Vermont resident Rick Veitch will be appointed Vermont’s fourth cartoonist laureate during a live stream event. Veitch was to be recognized on the Vermont Statehouse floor and meet with Vermont Governor Phil Scott on April 2, but that will be rescheduled due to the pandemic. Vermont is the only state that regularly appoints a cartoonist laureate.

“Congratulations, Rick. Your honor is well deserved.” —Vermont Governor Phil Scott

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Vermont Event: Slide Show Comics

Slideshow Comics is a free event happening on Saturday November 23 at 8pm at Main Street Museum, just a few blocks from The Center for Cartoon Studies. Inspired by R. Sikoryak’s carousel comics, cartoonists from CCS will be reading their own comics aloud to slideshows and a variety of other acts!

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Visiting Artist: Rachel Lindsay

Cover of Rx by Rachel Lindsay

Rachel Lindsay is the author of RX: A Graphic Memoir (Grand Central Publishing, 2018), about her experience working in psychopharmaceutical advertising and subsequent hospitalization for bipolar mania. Her comic strip, Rachel Lives Here Now, appears weekly in Vermont’s alternative newspaper Seven Days and has gained acclaim for its humorous take on Vermont-centric themes. Rachel has appeared on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition and Weekly Conversation on the Arts, as well as in Eva Sollberger’s web video series Stuck in Vermont, and was named “a cartoonist to watch” by the Comics Reporter in 2017.

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Local Spotlight: Transit treasure connecting students & community

For the many The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) students who don’t have their own cars, Advance Transit can be a lifeline to the shopping plazas, the Dartmouth libraries, restaurants, appointments, and more.

FREE to all riders and operating on weekdays, Advance Transit (AT) buses serve the downtown areas of White River Junction, Wilder, Norwich, Hanover, Lebanon, and West Lebanon – with a few daily runs to Canaan and Enfield too.

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