The Center for Cartoon Studies 2008 Commencement Cermeony and Thesis Exhibition

April 25, 2008

Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 17, 11am
Thesis Exhibition: May 17 – June 21

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 25, 2008

White River Junction, Vermont – The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) announces the 2008 Thesis Exhibition opening at The Center for Cartoon Studies immediately following the Commencement Ceremony which takes place on Saturday, May 17 at 11am at Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vermont.

This year’s commencement speaker is Alison Bechdel, critically acclaimed author of graphic memoir, Fun Home.

“I count myself extremely lucky to have spent the past year working with the CCS Class of 2008. The level of dedication and craft they have collectively brought to the drawing table has been truly inspiring. I’m looking forward to seeing the final fruits of their labors on display in the Thesis Exhibition, as well as the great comics they’ll be producing in years to come,” says Jason Lutes, CCS faculty member and acclaimed cartoonist.

Many thanks to Northern Stage for the use of their magnificent stage for our Commencement Ceremony, and Harpoon Brewery for donating soda for the Thesis Exhibition opening reception.

Thesis Exhibition:
Opening Reception is Saturday, May 17, immediately following the Commencement Ceremony.

The exhibition will run Saturday, May 17 thru Saturday June 21; it will be open to the public Monday thru Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Graduating seniors will be exhibiting their thesis projects, including preview pages of completed and to-be-completed graphic novels, short stories, visual narratives, and mini comic series.

The Center for Cartoon Studies Gallery is located at 94 South Main Street, in the Colodny building.

The Center For Cartoon Studies (CCS), located in the historic village of White River Junction, Vermont, is a dynamic cartooning school and studio that has been featured in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, The Farmer’s Almanac, and on the front page of The Washington Post. For more information, visit

To download Ceremony press image, click here.
To download Thesis Exhibition press image, click here.

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