The Center for Cartoon Studies presents Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre
By Glynnis Fawkes
Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself?
Originally published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, Jane Eyre was born out of a magnificent, vivid imagination, a deep cultivation of skill, and immense personal hardship and tragedy. Charlotte, like her sisters Emily and Anne, was passionate about her work. She sought to cast an empathetic lens on characters often ignored by popular literature of the time, questioning societal assumptions with a sharp intellect and changing forever the landscape of western literature.
With an introduction by Alison Bechdel, Charlotte Brontë before Jane Eyre presents a stunning examination of a woman who battled against the odds to make her voice heard.
“Visually powerful . . . profound.”
“A poetic alternation of words and silences.”
This is what Democracy looks like
A Graphic Guide To Governance
This Is What Democracy Looks Like, A Graphic Guide to Governance, whose goal is to help explain how US democracy works and ways to engage in the democratic process to help it work better.
Anyone looking to better understand how American democracy works and ways to engage in the democratic process. This comic would be a resource for schools, community groups, and non-profit organizations. This Is What Democracy Looks Like could also be used in social studies or other junior or senior high school classes. Coming fall 2019!
The Cartoon Crier
The word “comic” has always been a bit of a misnomer and The Cartoon Crier hopes to set the record straight. Sorrow and woe is the focus of this free 36-page newspaper tabloid that highlights the work of The National Cartoonists Society members and of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ community. The Cartoon Crier features the saddest strips from iconic comics like Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, B.C., and For Better and For Worse. The Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, Mell Lazarus, Melissa Mendes, Joe Lambert, Tom Gammill, Hilary Price, Laura Park, Richard Thompson, and Mo Willems, as well as new work from the paper’s editors, Cole Closser, R. Sikoryak, and James Sturm.
Denys Wortman’s New York: Portrait of the city in the 30s and 40s
By James Sturm and Brandon Elson ′09
The Center for Cartoon Studies Denys Wortman’s New York is not only a tribute to Wortman (1887–1954), but it is a tribute to New York, the city that sparked Wortman’s voracious creative output. From coal cellars to roof tops, from opera houses to boarding houses, Wortman recorded the sailors, dish washers, con artists, entertainers, pushcart peddlers, construction workers, musicians, hobos, society matrons, young mothers, secretaries, and students who collectively make New York the city it is. Buy this book!
The Center for Cartoon Studies Catalog
By Kevin Huizenga
A brief how to draw comics and The Center for Cartoon Studies guide book. This stunningly designed catalog is sure to catch eyes! Read HOW TO DRAW online