CCS Fall News & Events

September 23rd, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

From the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT:
· MENTORS & MONSTERS exhibit Saturdays through 10/16

MENTORS AND MONSTERS | Saturdays through Oct 16
Stephen R. Bissette left his mark on comics, drawing swamp things, dinosaurs, and other terrifying creatures. Mentors and Monsters: Selections from the Stephen R. Bissette Collection, the latest exhibition at The Center for Cartoon Studies, features the comics that left their mark on Bissette.

With artwork from Bissette’s formative influences and contemporaries, this show features some of the 20th century’s greatest comic book artists including Jack Davis, Jack Kirby, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, and Alex Toth. With additional work by Sam Glanzman, Al Williamson, Bernie Wrightson, John Byrne, and more, Mentors and Monsters sheds light on the artistic lineage and professional accomplishments of one of CCS’s most beloved and accomplished faculty members.

On exhibit Saturdays, 10am-2pm @ The Center for Cartoon Studies Gallery, 94 South Main Street, White River Junction

PORTFOLIO DAY | Saturday, November 13, 10am-1pm
An Event for Prospective Students

Bring your sketchbook!
Show your portfolio for an admissions review
Learn more about the program and courses
Meet faculty and students
Tour the campus
R.S.V.P. Space is limited!

Who Should Attend? Prospective students, applicants, college students, high school seniors and graduates, family and friends welcome! For more info and to register:

More than a dozen CCS students and alumni are exhibiting at the inaugural Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) on Saturday, September 25 at the Art Institute of Boston.

CCS co-founder and director James Sturm is speaking at this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art at The Ohio State University October 14-17.

CCS alumni and co-author of Adventures in Cartooning, Alexis Frederick-Frost is presenting at the Boston Book Festival on Saturday, October 16.

Visit CCS at the Alternative Press Expo (APE) on Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17 in San Francisco, CA.

Congratulations to James Sturm and Ken Dahl (CCS Fellow 2006-07) on their recent Ignatz Awards for Outstanding Graphic Novel (Sturm, Market Day) and Outstanding Story (Dahl, Monsters).

CCS alumni Dan Archer became the first comics journalist to receive the John S. Knight Fellowship, to study at Stanford University from 2010-11.

The Comics Journal reviews Nymphonomena by CCS students Pat Barrett, Ben Horak, Josh Kramer, and Betsey Swardlick, calling it “one of the best” comics anthologies!

Also reviewed, stories by CCS alum Colleen Frakes and Radical Warren in the anthology Big Sexy:

Check the blogs at TCJ for frequent reviews of work by CCSers.

Save the dates! CCS will host the next International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF) academic conference from September 29-October 1, 2011. ICAF is dedicated to promoting the scholarly study and appreciation of comic art. A call for conference papers and panels will be announced soon at

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