Do you have the beginnings of a graphic novel but need some help getting it off the ground? Is your cartooning stuck in a rut, ready to move up to another level?
Put everything else aside and only work on your comics for a week straight! Workshop instructor Paul Karasik is a cartoonist (The New Yorker, City of Glass), a comics scholar (I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, How To Read Nancy), and a renowned teacher who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.
During the 5 day workshop, students will participate in lectures, collaborative exercises, book discussion sessions, events, and group critiques, with the goal of producing the first draft of a longer comics project.
Provided on-campus, but feel free to bring any supplies you like using as well.
Optional 8-week online extension:
During the optional 8-week online extension, students will develop and refine their work through online collaboration with faculty and peers, and complete comprehensive final drafts of their projects.
You will leave this class a stronger cartoonist than when you entered.
Cartooning Studio and the Graphic Novel Workshops can be taken for 2 undergraduate credits ($400). Please check with the Program Chair or Registrar at your college or university before registering to see if the credits will be accepted. To enroll for-credit, students must have an official transcript sent to:
Summer WorkshopsThe Center for Cartoon Studies * PO Box 125 * White River Junction, VT 05001
Refund policy: Tuition is refundable up until 1 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop, minus a $50 fee and any fees assessed by Eventbrite. Tuition is non-refundable after that date.
On-Campus Covid-19 Protocols
In response to the pandemic, CCS has implemented safety policies and teaching protocols that meet and exceed best practices prescribed by the CDC and Vermont’s Department of Health. These policies are designed to
1) maintain the safest possible environment for everyone on campus,
2) comply with public health advisories, and
3) enable CCS to deliver its programs with the least possible disruption.
As best practices for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, we update these policies to reflect new health authority advisories, scientific advances, and government policies. As the pandemic has proven, it is important to remain flexible.
REQUIREMENTS OF STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY
All students, staff, and faculty must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their arrival on campus or proof of negative test taken prior to the workshop’s Monday orientation
While indoors KN-95, KF94, or N-95 masks (without valves), or a 3-ply surgical mask paired with a cloth mask must be worn by everyone on campus at all times.
WHAT TESTS ARE ACCEPTED?
Unvaccinated guests must show a negative COVID-19 PCR or LAMP test within 48 hours of the start of class, or two (2) at-home or rapid test results taken 24 hours prior, and on the day of, Monday orientation.
HOW DO I SHOW PROOF OF NEGATIVE PCR OR LAMP TEST?
Please come with a digital or print copy of your negative results and be prepared to show a staff member at the Monday registration table.
PLEASE RESPECT THE RULES
We are committed to following national and local guidelines for safety while providing the best guest experience for your visit, and we prioritize the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and the community. These policies are subject to change as national and local guidelines are updated. Guests assume their own risk by entering campus buildings. If you are registering someone else, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to communicate these rules to the student. Together, our efforts will create a safe and enjoyable experience for all.