The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is dedicated to providing education to students interested in creating visual stories through comics and graphic novels. The curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflect the wide array of skills CCS emphasizes to prepare students to publish, market, and disseminate their work. Throughout the summer, CCS is hosting a variety of classes and workshops geared toward helping students brush up on skills, learn new ones or discover the world of cartooning for the first time.
CCS 2018 Summer Workshops include:
June 11-14: Drawing and Writing Single Panel Comics with Hilary Price
June 25-29: Cartooning Studio with Luke Howard and Jarad Greene
June 25-29: Graphic Memoirs with Melanie Gillman
July 9-13: Beginning Animation with Alec Longstreth
July 16-20: Create Comics with Beth Hetland and Luke Howard
July 30-August 3: Creating Graphic Novels for the Young Adult Market with Jo Knowles and Tillie Walden
July 30-August 3 or August 6-10: Graphic Novel Workshop with Paul Karasik
August 6-10: Queer Comics with Tillie Walden
During these extensive workshops, students will examine the essentials for developing characters and environments, strengthening writing skills, along with learning a variety of inking techniques. They also learn the basics of writing and drawing graphic memoirs, beginning techniques for cartoonists entering animation, story structure, page composition, pacing, materials and techniques, character design, in addition to environmental drawing and production. Focused seminars will also discuss the strategies for crafting authentic characters and narratives, as well as learning to develop ideas through plotting and drafting.
To learn more about the summer classes being offered, and how to register, visit cartoonstudies.org.