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Drawn and Paneled

Novel graphics from The Center for Cartoon Studies

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“Drawn and Paneled” gives Seven Days readers a glimpse into the world’s only cartoonschool, right here in Vermont, and into the minds of students whose creativity is, well, channeled into panels. For more info, visit CCS online at www.cartoonstudies.org.

Appetite

by Jeff Lok

Jeff Lok’s first cartoon was published in the supermarket tabloid Sun. He went on to sell single-panel gag cartoons to the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, the Harvard Business Review and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, among others, before deciding that drawing lots of panels and not getting paid anything was better.

Brothers

by Melissa Mendes

Above is the first part of an ongoing series by Melissa Mendes. For more information visit oilycomics.com. Mendes lives and makes comics in western Massachusetts. For more of her work, visit mmmendes.com.

Old Shmoe

by Ben Juers

Ben Juers graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He lives in Sydney, Australia and is currently writing a PhD thesis on comics at the University of Sydney. His work can be seen at bjjuers.wordpress.com.

Untitled

by Sophie Goldstein

Sophie Goldstein is a twentysomething cartoonist. She’s lived in Los Angeles, New York, Prague and Taebaek, South Korea. She currently resides in White River Junction and attends the Center for Cartoon Studies. See more of her work on her blog at redinkradio.tumblr.com or follow her webcomic at dcisgoingtohell.com.

Various Comics

by Mitra Farmand

Mitra Farmand is a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can find her cartoons online at fuffernutter.com.

Daily Comic Strips

by Dakota Mcfadzean

Dakota Mcfadzean is a Canadian cartoonist currently completing

his final semester at the Center for Cartoon Studies. He has drawn a comic strip every day

since 2010, and you can read them all at dakotamcfadzean.com.

At The Pet Cemetary (2)

by David Libens

David Libens is a 39-year old Belgian cartoonist. One year ago, he flew to Vermont with his wife and two boys to be the 2010-2011 fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can read more of his comics in English at badaboumtwist.blogspot.com, and in French at davidlibens.wordpress.com. Oh, one other thing: If you meet him in person, ask him how he’s doing and he’ll give you an issue of his weekly comic "How are you doing?"

Popysseus

by R. Sikoryak

R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). He’s also drawn for the Onion, the New Yorker, SpongeBob Comics and the TV series “Ugly Americans.” This year, he’s teaching at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Info, rsikoryak.com, carouselslideshow.com.

Old Shmoe

by Ben Juers

Ben Juers graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He lives in Sydney, Australia and is currently writing a PhD thesis on comics at the University of Sydney. His work can be seen at bjjuers.wordpress.com.

Quitting the Weed

by Jai Granofsky

Jai Granofsky is a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. He is currently working on three comic books for his senior-year thesis, one of which will feature the short full-color strips found on his weekly blog, jaicartoons.blogspot.com. He is from Montréal.

On Ne Parle Pas...

by Julie Delporte

Julie Delporte is a Francophone cartoonist, and fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. She publishes a diary in colored pencils on her website (juliedelporte.com), created Montréal’s annual “48 Heures” comics festival and newsprint anthology, and is published by Colosse (Montréal) and L’employé du Moi (Brussels).

At The Pet Cemetary

by David Libens

David Libens is a 39-year old Belgian cartoonist. One year ago, he flew to Vermont with his wife and two boys to be the 2010-2011 fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can read more of his comics in English at badaboumtwist.blogspot.com, and in French at davidlibens.wordpress.com. Oh, one other thing: If you meet him in person, ask him how he’s doing and he’ll give you an issue of his weekly comic "How are you doing?"

The Old Testament

by Jeff Lok

Jeff Lok is a Center for Cartoon Studies graduate who coedits the Funny Aminals anthology and blog funnyaminals.com, and likes to make books with all his fuzzy friends and their furry little faces! thegagrag.blogspot.com

Boys Will Be Boys

by Dakota McFadzean

Dakota McFadzean used to be a little boy who lived in Saskatchewan. At some point, he stopped doing both of these things. However, he has always liked to draw comics. You can read more of his daily comic strip at blog.dakotamcfadzean.com.

September 3rd

by David Liebens

David Libens is a 39-year-old Belgian cartoonist. One year ago, he flew to Vermont with his wife and two boys to be the 2010-2011 fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can read more of his comics in English at badaboumtwist.blogspot.com, and in French at davidlibens.wordpress.com. Oh, one other thing: If you meet him in person, ask him how he’s doing and he’ll give you an issue of his weekly comic, "How are you doing?"

Dog Bones

by Joseph Lambert

Joseph Lambert, an alum of the Center for Cartoon Studies,

currently lives and draws comics in Vermont. Visit SubmarineSubmarine.com.

Sunday

by Joseph Lambert

Joseph Lambert, an alumni of the Center for Cartoon Studies, currently lives and draws comics in Vermont. "Sunday" is an excerpt from I Will Bite You! and Other Stories, a collection of comics by Lambert published by Secret Acres. For more info visit secretacres.com.

Daily Comic Strips

by Dakota Mcfadzean

Dakota Mcfadzean is from the vast prairies of Saskatchewan. To hide from the endless sky’s unblinking gaze, he started drawing comics when he was 5 years old. Currently, Dakota draws comics as a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. You can read more of his daily comics strips at blog.dakotamcfadzean.com.

I Wish I Was Still on the Road With You

by Max de Radiguès

Max de Radiguès, author and publisher at L’employé du Moi, returned to his home in Brussels, Belgium after spending a year in White River Junction, Vt. where he was the 2009-10 Center for Cartoon Studies fellow.

A Trip From White River Junction, VT to Portland, OR

by Max de Radiguès

Max de Radiguès, author and publisher at L’employé du Moi, returned to his home in Brussels, Belgium after spending a year in White River Junction, Vt. where he was the 2009-10 Center for Cartoon Studies fellow.

A Trip From White River Junction, VT to Portland, OR

by Max de Radiguès

Max de Radiguès, author and publisher at L’employé du Moi, returned to his home in Brussels, Belgium after spending a year in White River Junction, Vt. where he was the 2009-10 Center for Cartoon Studies fellow.

Fall: A Caterpillar Tale

by Katherine Roy

Katherine Roy has lived in many states and been to many countries, but currently resides in White River Junction, where she just graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can see more Caterpillar Tales and other work at caterpillarpublishing.com.

Fall: A Caterpillar Tale

by Katherine Roy

Katherine Roy has lived in many states and been to many countries, but currently resides in White River Junction, where she just graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can see more Caterpillar Tales and other work at caterpillarpublishing.com.

White River Pirates

by Nick Patten and Joshua Rosen

Nick and John are graduates of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Josh is currently living in Toronto and working on his first graphic novel. Nick lives in White River Junction, where he makes comics, furniture and picnics.

Pick

by JP Coovert

JP Coovert lives in Minneapolis, Minn., with his wife and two dogs. He is an alum of the Center for Cartoon Studies and the cofounder of One Percent Press. Find more of JP's comics and illustrations at jpcoovert.com.

Steal the Moon

by Joseph Lambert

Joseph Lambert graduated in 2008 from the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. He continues to live in White River with his wife and dog.

Spirit of the Dog

by Chuck Forsman

Chuck Forsman graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008 and continues to live in Vermont, drawing his comics and working some jobs. Find more of his work at ChuckMcBuck.com.

Momo

by Mo Oh

Mo graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies this summer. The Momo strips were part of her senior thesis project. Contact Mo at mooh.mail@gmail.com.

Blindsided

by Laura Terry

Laura Terry currently lives amid skunks, maple trees and cartoonists in Vermont. She recently received a fancy degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. You can see more of her work at www.bravesailor.com.

Drawing: The Wheel of Life

by Michael Kupperman

2010 Center for Cartoon Studies student diploma by Michael Kupperman.

The Cannibal

by José-Luis Olivares

José-Luis Olivares was born in balmy South Texas, graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 2005 and is wrapping up his second year as an MFA student at the Center for Cartoon Studies.

Time, Space, Two Rivers

by Alex Kim

Alex Kim is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies and a co-editor of the self-published Sundays Anthology.

Then/Now

by Alec Longstreth

Alec Longstreth lives and draws in White River Junction, Vt., having just completed a year as a fellow of the Center for Cartoon Studies.

Market Day

by James Sturm

The Center for Cartoon Studies will be holding a book launch and exhibition of Sturm's original art for his new graphic novel, Market Day, April 2, 5-8 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6, followed by a book signing. Exhibit on display until May 1.

Old Man Dracula

by Chuck Forsman

Chuck Forsman graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies and continues to live in Vermont, drawing his comics and working some jobs. Find more of his work here.

An Early Sunset

by Joseph Lambert

Joseph Lambert graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction in 2008. He continues to live in White River with his wife and dog.

Meanwhile in White River Junction

by Max de Radiguès

Author and publisher at L'employé du Moi, Max de Radiguès comes all the way from Brussels, Belgium, to live in White River Junction, where he is the 2009-10 Center for Cartoon Studies fellow.

Cry-Baby

by Robyn Chapman

Robyn Chapman was The Center for Cartoon Studies' first fellow. She teaches contemporary comics history and has a special interest in 'zines and comics.

Freddy

by Melissa Mendes

Melissa Mendes is a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Someday she wants to start an artist-mentoring program for high school kids, while still making her own comics and maybe children's books. Check her out at www.mmmendes.com.

MC Sleepy ZZZ

by Sam Gaskin

Sam Gaskin graduated in the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He is the author of the Xeric Award-winning series "Pizza Wizard," and his book Fatal Faux-Pas is available from Secret Acres Publishing.

White River Junction

by Joseph Lambert

Joseph Lambert graduated from The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont in 2008. He continues to live in White River with his wife and dog.

4.guns

by Max de Radiguès

Author and publisher at L'employé du Moi, Max de Radiguès comes all the way from Brussels, Belgium, to live in White River Junction, where he is the 2009-10 Center for Cartoon Studies fellow.

Meanwhile in White River Junction

by Max de Radiguès

Author and publisher at L'employé du Moi, Max de Radiguès comes all the way from Brussels, Belgium, to live in White River Junction, where he is the 2009-10 Center for Cartoon Studies fellow.

Woman King

by Colleen Frakes

Colleen Frakes graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2007. She was awarded a Xeric Grant in 2007, and an Ignatz for Promising New Talent like two weeks ago. Right now she is drawing a scary comic book for kids.

After a Fashion

by Alec Longstreth

Alec Longstreth lives and draws in White River Junction, Vt., having just completed a year as a fellow of the Center for Cartoon Studies.

L'Age Dur: Detention

by Max de Radiguès

Author and publisher at L'employé du Moi, Max de Radiguès comes all the way from Brussels, Belgium, to live in White River Junction, where he is the 2009-10 Center for Cartoon Studies fellow.

Girls

by Nick Patten

Nick Patten is a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. He wishes lake monsters were real.

The Genie Appeared Before Dawn

by Chris Wright

Chris Wright was born and raised in Vermont. He attained his master's in fine art at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., and was co-fellow at the Center For Cartoon Studies in 2008-2009. To further explore his mind and madness, click here.

Summerbaby

by Colleen Frakes

Colleen Frakes graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2007, and since then has made comics for Myspace Dark Horse Presents, Tales of the TMNT, and BASH! Magazine. She just moved and can't remember where she packed her socks, which is funny and sad. To read more about this problem, click here.

It's Raining

by Mo Oh

Mo Oh is attending the Center for Cartoon Studies with hopes of learning how to draw. Contact Mo at mooh.mail@gmail.com.

Boy Story

by Alexis Frederick-Frost

Alexis Frederick-Frost is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives with his wife in a tiny house on the shores of the Little Bay in New Hampshire. He recently cowrote and illustrated the graphic novel Adventures in Cartooning with James Sturm and Andrew Arnold for First Second Books. In addition to drawing, he teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt. To see more of his work, click here.

Horses

by José-Luis Olivares

José-Luis Olivares braved his first winter as an MFA student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Born in balmy South Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 2005, and then taught English to high school students in Japan.

Rocky

by Penina Gal

Penina Gal is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. She's currently working on a kids' fantasy comic called The Fire Messenger. When not drawing, she can be found checking on her tomato plants.

Santa's Pizza

by Sam Gaskin

Sam Gaskin graduated in the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He is the author of the Xeric Award-winning series "Pizza Wizard" and his book Fatal Faux-Pas is available from Secret Acres Publishing.

White River in Spring: CSS Commencement 2009 Part 1

by Alec Longstreth and Joseph Lambert

Alec Longstreth lives and draws in White River Junction, VT., having just completed a year as a fellow of the Center for Cartoon Studies.

White River in Spring: CSS Commencement 2009 Part 2

by Alec Longstreth and Joseph Lambert

Joseph Lambert is another guy who lives and draws in White River Junction. He graduated from CCS in 2008.

Eagle Fight Squad 2030 A.D.: Regret

by Alex Kim

Alex Kim is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies and a co-editor of the self-published Sundays Anthology.

Swing at Night

by Ken Dahl

Ken Dahl is the pen name of Gabby Schulz, the 2006-07 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. A collection of his work Welcome to the Dahl House, is out now from Microcosm Publishing. Monsters, his semi-autobiographical first novel, will be published this fall by Secret Acres. He currently lives in Vermont.

The Last Explorer

by Jeff Lok

Jeff Lok is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. His gag cartoons appeared once upon a time in Readers's Digest, The Wall Street Journal and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He now does comics about cats and bears doing bad things to each other and the apocalypse. Sometimes people print them, and sometimes he just goes off and prints them himself!

Dear Bill

by Melissa Mendes

Melissa Mendes is a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Someday she wants to start an artist-mentoring program for high school kids, while still making her own comics and maybe children's books.

25 Cents: A Caterpillar Tale

by Katherine Roy

Katherine Roy has lived in many states and been to many countries, but currently resides in White River Junction, Vt., where she is pursuing an MFA ub Cartooning at the Center for Cartoon Studies. She loves stories that explore the beautiful, the magical and the relationship between characters big and small. Her first book, A Kid's Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail, will be released in the spring of 2009.

Clubfoot

by Chuck Forsman

Chuck Forsman graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2008. He self-publishes his award-winning comic book, Snake Oil, and makes sandwiches in a deli. He lives in White River Junction with a girl.

Everything Put Together

by Mario Van Buren

Mario is an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in bacon. Click here to see his endearingly disturbing comics

Woof Boy

by José-Luis Olivares

José-Luis Olivares is braving his first winter as an MFA student at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Born in balmy South Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 2005, and then taught English to high school students in Japan.

2009 Resolutions

by The Center for Cartoon Studies

This week's comic is brought to you by your friends at The Center for Cartoon Studies: Biking John Chad is a member of CCS's staff; Healthy Eater Josh Rosen is a first-year CCS student; Napping James Sturm is CCS's co-founder; French-learning Morgan Pielli is a CCS graduate; Nesting Michelle Ollie is CCS's co-founder; and Organized Joseph Lambert is a CCS graduate.

"Ask Jenny"

by Lauren O'Connell

Lauren O'Connell is a cartoonist, painter and fledgling therapist. Since graduating from the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2007, she has moved back to Los Angeles, where she lives with her dog and cat. To see more of her work, click here.

Fall (Part 1 of 5)

by Joseph Lambert

Joseph Lambert grew up in Newton, Kansas. After spending time in New York and Denver, he attended the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, where he lives with his wife. He graduated from CCS in May 2008. Joseph designed Vermont Public Radio’s 2008 Artist Series mug and is an editor and designer of the self-published Sundays Anthology. His comic “Turtle, Keep It Steady” was published in Houghton Miffl in’s The Best American Comics 2008, for which he also designed the endpapers. Look for more of Joseph’s work at www.submarinesubmarine.com.

Fall (Part 2 of 5)

by Joseph Lambert

Fall (Part 3 of 5)

by Joseph Lambert

Fall (Part 4 of 5)

by Joseph Lambert

Fall (Part 5 of 5)

by Joseph Lambert


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