WRITING AND DRAWING SINGLE PANEL COMICS WITH HILARY PRICE
June 5-8, 2017
Cartoonist Hilary Price, known for her syndicated strip Rhymes with Orange, leads this 4-day intensive workshop which examines the essentials for producing your own single panel comics - characters, environment, plot and the gag. A combination of lectures and studio time provides an in depth look into the form and an opportunity to leave with completed works. Writing and Drawing Single Panel Comics is for both beginner and advanced adult and college students
June 19-23, 2017
July 24-28, 2017
This 5-day workshop packs in the essentials for producing your own comics. Through lectures, exercises, and group projects, students learn about story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, environmental drawing, and production. Students collaborate on a comic anthology that they self-publish during the workshop. Create Comics is for both beginner and advanced students age 16 and over.
June 26-30, 2017
Cartoonist Alec Longstreth, known for his award-winning Phase 7 comics, leads this 5-day intensive workshop which examines the beginning techniques for cartoonists looking to dip their toes into the waters of animation. Utilizing flipbooks, time-honored hand drawn animation techniques and Photoshop the class will draw many short animation experiments, create a character walk cycle, and some looping animated GIFs. The class provides an inspiring yet accessible approach to a medium that will have a direct impact on your cartooning!
June 26-30, 2017
Cartooning Studio is a 5-day cartooning intensive, ideal for adults and college students (with a for-credit option). Through lectures and classroom exercises, CCS faculty will cover the basics of visual storytelling. This is a goal-orientated workshop in which students are given the support necessary to create and self-publish their own independent project.
COMICS, CURRICULUM, AND LITERACY:
A Workshop for Educators
June 30-July 1, 2017
Join cartoonists and educators from CCS and Toon Books for an in-depth look at how comics are shaping literacy and visual literacy in the classroom and beyond.
July 24-July 28, 2017
Josh Kramer and Em DeMarco, co-creators of the CoJo List newsletter and freelance journalists and cartoonists, lead a 5-day workshop for creating nonfiction comics. Cartoonists of all skill levels will collaborate in teams that will report a local story. Each team will learn how to write, draw and publish an online comics journalism piece. Working comics journalists will Skype into class, and Josh and Em will guide the class in a close reading of some of the best work being produced. The class is recommended for students college age and older.
GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP with Paul Karasik
July 31-August 4, 2017
August 7-11, 2017
Optional Online Extension | August 15 - October 6, 2017
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 in White River Junction, Vermont. 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 renown teacher (CCS, RISD, SVA) who really knows how to take good cartoonists and make them better.
During the week-long on-campus 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.
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.
GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP - The Young Adult Genre with Jo Knowles and Tillie Walden
July 31-August 4, 2017
YALSA award winning author Jo Knowles teams up with Eisner nominated cartoonist Tillie Walden to share their strategies for crafting authentic, relateable teen characters and narratives. This five-day workshop utilizes lectures and exercises to successfully examine the idiosyncrasies of the young adult genre.
GRAPHIC MEMOIR WORKSHOP with Melanie Gillman
August 7-11, 2017
Need that kicker to get started on telling your personal story through comics? Eisner and Ignatz award-nominated graphic novelist Melanie Gillman 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.
* FOR-CREDIT OPTION:
Cartooning Studio and the Graphic Novel Workshops can be taken for 2 undergraduate credits. The optional online extension of the Graphic Novel Workshop can be taken for 1 undergraduate credit. 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:
The Center for Cartoon Studies
PO Box 125
White River Junction, VT 05001
Refund policy: Tuition is refundable up until 3 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.