The Center for Cartoon Studies https://www.cartoonstudies.org Master of Fine Arts, Certificates and Summer Workshops Mon, 04 Jul 2022 21:28:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 Apply Now for The Center for Cartoon Studies MFA and Certificate Program https://www.cartoonstudies.org/study-comics-in-vermont/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 12:04:16 +0000 http://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=10667 The Center forCartoon Studies (CCS)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) degreew/low Residency Option Two-Year and One-YearCertificate Program Summer Workshops Click here learn more about our programs.

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The Center for Cartoon Studies, MFA, Certificates, Studio

The Center for
Cartoon Studies (CCS)

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
    w/low Residency Option
  • Two-Year and One-Year
    Certificate Program
  • Summer Workshops

Click here learn more about our programs.

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Applying to CCS? Have Questions? Register to Meet 1-on-1: https://www.cartoonstudies.org/applying-to-ccs-have-questions-register-to-meet-1-on-1/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:40:06 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=24453 Do you have burning questions about CCS’s MFA and certificate programs but aren’t able to make it to one of our admissions events? Drop us a line at outreach@cartoonstudies.org and we can set up a 1-on-1 video chat session to answer any of your questions about the curriculum, the application process, student housing, financial aid, […]

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Do you have burning questions about CCS’s MFA and certificate programs but aren’t able to make it to one of our admissions events? Drop us a line at outreach@cartoonstudies.org and we can set up a 1-on-1 video chat session to answer any of your questions about the curriculum, the application process, student housing, financial aid, living in Vermont, or anything else you need to know about applying to CCS!

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Congratulations Class of 2022 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/congratulations-class-of-2022/ Sat, 07 May 2022 20:17:58 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=28997 Click here to visit the online Thesis Exhibition featuring the final projects by the 2022 class of The Center for Cartoon Studies.  This year’s stunning diploma was created by alumni Emil Wilson.

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Click here to visit the online Thesis Exhibition featuring the final projects by the 2022 class of The Center for Cartoon Studies. 

This year’s stunning diploma was created by alumni Emil Wilson.

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In Stores Now: The Con Artists by Luke Healy ‘14 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/in-stores-now-the-con-artists-by-luke-healy-14/ Fri, 06 May 2022 21:20:00 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=29054 The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) alum Lukey Healy ‘14, released his third graphic novel, THE CON ARTISTS, on June 7 with Drawn and Quarterly.  A note from his publisher: “Luke Healy’s playful, hilarious third graphic novel uses crisp lines and physical comedy to portray an uneasy friendship between two young men on the cusp […]

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The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) alum Lukey Healy ‘14, released his third graphic novel, THE CON ARTISTS, on June 7 with Drawn and Quarterly. 

A note from his publisher: “Luke Healy’s playful, hilarious third graphic novel uses crisp lines and physical comedy to portray an uneasy friendship between two young men on the cusp of adulting. Snippets from Frank’s middling stand-up routines are punctuated by the subtle farce of Healy’s mise-en-scène and the lively, at times scathingly pointed, banter of old friends. The Con Artists is a stylish character study that asks the question of who fools who once everyone is off-camera.”

Praise for THE CON ARTISTS:


“It’s the little things that strike a chord in this funny, melancholy book about the curdling of a friendship between two single gay men.” – Rachel Cooke for The Guardian

“A mordantly funny cautionary tale, and an incisive look at the boundaries of self-presentation and self-preservation.” – Publisher’s Weekly 

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, and currently based in London, England, Luke’s adventurous and introspective work has appeared in The New Yorker, VICE, BBC, and The Nib

He received the Award of Excellence from the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art, an Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Minicomic from Small Press Expo, and was on the Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlist. 

His book, AMERICANA, was selected by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2019. His first graphic novel, HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NORTH, was his thesis project at CCS and was named a best book of 2016 by Publishers Weekly.

Pick up a copy of THE CON ARTISTS from your local bookstore!

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The Center for Cartoon Studies 2022 Commencement Speaker: Trung Le Nguyen https://www.cartoonstudies.org/the-center-for-cartoon-studies-2022-commencement-speaker-trung-le-nguyen/ Fri, 06 May 2022 13:46:47 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=28987 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT: The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) will hold its 16th commencement ceremony on Saturday May 7, its first in-person commencement ceremony since May 2019. This year’s speaker is Trung Le Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American comic book artist and writer from Minnesota. Trung was born in a refugee camp somewhere […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT: The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) will hold its 16th commencement ceremony on Saturday May 7, its first in-person commencement ceremony since May 2019. This year’s speaker is Trung Le Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American comic book artist and writer from Minnesota.

Trung was born in a refugee camp somewhere in the Philippine province of Palawan. Trung’s first original graphic novel, The Magic Fish, was published in 2020 through Random House Graphic, an imprint of Penguin Random House and went on to win two Harvey Awards. Trung has also contributed work for DC Comics, Oni Press, Boom! Studios, and Image Comics. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raises three very spoiled hens. He is fond of fairy tales, kids’ cartoons, and rom-coms of all stripes.

The Center for Cartoon Studies’ ceremony will be held in Northern Stage’s The Barrette Center for the Arts.*

A thesis exhibit featuring original work by the graduating class will be on exhibit throughout the month of May in the CCS Gallery in the Colodny Building at 94 South Main Street, open Monday-Friday from noon-4 pm. 

More about Trung Le Nguyen can be found at his website: trungles.com

You can find Trung Le Nguyen on Twitter and Instagram @trungles   

*Special note: This event will be held on 5/7 and will be closed to the general public as CCS continues to be vigilant in protecting its student community from COVID. Commencement will mark our first in-person event since COVID restrictions were put into place and will be exclusively for our graduates and their families.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES (CCS)

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is America’s premier cartooning school and studio located in the historic village of White River Junction, Vermont. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, one- and two-year certificates in cartooning, and workshops. Faculty and visiting artists include many of today’s most celebrated cartoonists. CCS has received national acclaim for its work and prominent mention in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. For more information, visit: cartoonstudies.org.

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Pages from The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen:

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NEW! APPLE CRUSH by Lucy Knisley ’09 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/new-apple-crush-by-lucy-knisley-09/ Sun, 03 Apr 2022 13:41:00 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=29024 APPLE CRUSH by Lucy Knisley ’09 is out now via Random House! The much anticipated sequel to Stepping Stones and the second book in the Peapod Farm middle grade graphic series, Kirkus Reviews describes APPLE CRUSH as “Warm, fortifying, and cozy—like a drink of apple cider.” Lucy is the prolific creator of many graphic memoirs […]

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APPLE CRUSH by Lucy Knisley ’09 is out now via Random House! The much anticipated sequel to Stepping Stones and the second book in the Peapod Farm middle grade graphic series, Kirkus Reviews describes APPLE CRUSH as “Warm, fortifying, and cozy—like a drink of apple cider.” Lucy is the prolific creator of many graphic memoirs that cover a range of topics including travel (French Milk, An Age of License, and Displacement), her wedding (Something New), her pregnancy and giving birth (Kid Gloves), and being a new parent (Go to Sleep/I Miss You). Her food memoir, Relish, was a New York Times bestseller.

She has also published a line of kids books including the picture book, You Are New, which was selected by the New York Times as one of the top 25 children’s books of 2019. In addition to contributing to several anthologies such as, Nursery Rhyme Comics, I Saw You…, The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to Their Younger Selves, Femme Magnifique, and most recently, Noise Makers: 25 Women Who Raised Their Voices & Changed the World.

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THE MOST COSTLY JOURNEY (EL VIAJE MAS CARO) is Vermont Reads choice of 2022 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/the-most-costly-journey-el-viaje-mas-caro-is-vermont-reads-choice-of-2022/ Fri, 25 Mar 2022 14:47:00 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=29034 We are proud to share THE MOST COSTLY JOURNEY (EL VIAJE MAS CARO) is Vermont Reads choice of 2022! It was also selected by Pop Culture Classroom as a finalist for the 2022 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards! Several of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) faculty and alumni contributed comics to this very important […]

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We are proud to share THE MOST COSTLY JOURNEY (EL VIAJE MAS CARO) is Vermont Reads choice of 2022!

It was also selected by Pop Culture Classroom as a finalist for the 2022 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards!

Several of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) faculty and alumni contributed comics to this very important project which showcases the real-life stories of migrant farmworkers in their own words who are living and working in Vermont, most of whom are from Central America.

“Much of the work on Vermont dairy farms is done by people from Latin America. Over a thousand migrant laborers from Mexico and other countries milk cows, fix tractors, shovel manure, and take care of calves in our state… We invite Vermont communities to take part in Vermont Reads 2022 by planning projects centered around The Most Costly Journey and its themes of migration, farming, mental health, cartooning, family, labor movements, and the Latinx experience, among others.” – Vermont Humanities

“It’s hard to imagine other peoples’ lives. It’s harder still when those lives are hidden from public view. But in this book, the unimaginably difficult experiences of migrant and immigrant farmworkers are made vividly accessible. Through their own words, and the simple, direct drawings of their cartoonist collaborators, we see how they got here, what they’ve left behind, and what their long, long days are like. The original goal of this project was to give their subjects a voice, but every North American should read this book in order to understand the disturbing degree to which we all depend on the self-sacrifice of these workers. El Viaje Más Caro is a profound act of witness.” – Alison Bechdel

The book includes a forward by Julia Alvarez and introduction by Stephen R. Bissette. Artists include Tillie Walden ‘16, Iona Fox ‘15, Kane Lynch ‘16, Teppi Zuppo ‘15, John Carvajal ‘15, Angela Boyle ‘16, Glynnis Fawkes, Shashwat Mishra ‘16, Kevin Kite, Michael Tonn, Greg Giordano, Michelle Sayles, Ezra Veitch, and Rick Veitch, who is the fourth Vermont Cartoonist Laureate as well as a visiting artist and advisor at CCS, and Marek Bennett who served as an instructor at CCS, visiting artist, and advisor. The book was edited by Marek Bennett, Julia Grand Doucet, Andy Kolovos, and Teresa Mares.

The Center of Cartoon Studies is honored to be a participant in this powerful community-wide event and is looking forward to contributing to more such projects.

THE START DATE FOR VERMONT READS 2022: THE MOST COSTLY JOURNEY IS JULY 1, 2022. APPLICATIONS FOR PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2023.

Learn more about Vermont Humanities VT Reads 2022 program, events, and to apply for a community grant for hosting Vermont Reads in your community:
vermonthumanities.org/programs/book-a-program/vermont-reads/vermont-reads-2022/

Grab a copy of THE MOST COSTLY JOURNEY (EL VIAJE MAS CARO): vermontfolklifecenter.org/elviajemascaro

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Summer 2022 Workshops https://www.cartoonstudies.org/summer-2022-workshops-announced/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 15:23:25 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=28667 Workshops are a great time for cartooning adventures! Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. This summer we’re offering an exciting line-up of online and in-person workshops! Several workshops are currently sold out, sign up while you still can! To see the complete […]

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Workshops are a great time for cartooning adventures! Brush up on some skills, learn new ones, or discover the world of cartooning for the first time ever. This summer we’re offering an exciting line-up of online and in-person workshops!

Several workshops are currently sold out, sign up while you still can!

To see the complete line-up and to sign up, visit: cartoonstudies.org/workshops

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Announcing the winners of the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award https://www.cartoonstudies.org/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2022-cartoonist-studio-prize-award/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 13:22:00 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=28859 The Beat and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to reveal the winners of the tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award in both the Print Comics and Webcomics categories: The tenth Cartoonist Studio Prize Award for Print Comic is awarded to:  Stone Fruit by Lee Lai, published by Fantagraphics Books And the tenth Cartoonist […]

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The Beat and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to reveal the winners of the tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award in both the Print Comics and Webcomics categories:

The tenth Cartoonist Studio Prize Award for Print Comic is awarded to:  Stone Fruit by Lee Lai, published by Fantagraphics Books

And the tenth Cartoonist Studio Prize Award for Webcomic is awarded to: Blind Alley by Adam de Souza, www.blind-alley.com

Read more over at The Beat!

Each of the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award winners will receive a $1000 prize and a Wacom One Creative Pen Display. The tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize was made possible thanks to sponsorship by Felix Comic Art and Wacom.

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Summer Workshop Spotlight: Graphic Memoir June 27-July 1 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/summer-workshop-spotlight-graphic-memoir-june-27-july-1/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 08:13:30 +0000 https://www.cartoonstudies.org/?p=28818 Need that kicker to get started on telling your personal story through comics? Eisner and Ignatz award-nominated graphic novelist Melanie Gillman ’12 will walk you through the basics of writing and drawing your graphic memoir — from brainstorming, to scripting, to drawing, to publishing. Topics to be covered include narrative building, developing a unique personal […]

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Need that kicker to get started on telling your personal story through comics? Eisner and Ignatz award-nominated graphic novelist Melanie Gillman ’12 will walk you through the basics of writing and drawing your graphic memoir — from brainstorming, to scripting, to drawing, to publishing. Topics to be covered include narrative building, developing a unique personal voice and visual style, and effective pitching and publishing practices for graphic memoirs. Sign up!

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