Last week's visiting artist was the newly appointed Vermont Cartoonist Laureate - Alison Bechdel! We got to witness Ed Koren handing over the Laurels. Alison is famous for so many things... • Her graphic novel, FUN HOME, which won lots of awards and was made into a Broadway musical. • Her long-running
A great lecture yesterday with visiting artist Ann Telnaes. Besides being very funny, she gave an interesting alternative path from her intention to be a Disney Animator to being the President of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. She works for the Washington Post and won a Pulitzer Prize for
Lots of classes and note-taking last week! The second session of the Dartmouth Medical School - Graphic Medicine class was very entertaining! We did a group prompt where each group was given a slip of paper with a description... ours was "Dorothy, Tinman, Scarecrow, and the Lion playing strip poker.
Our Visiting Artist this week was writer, artist, and anthropologist - Dana Walrath. The first half of her presentation was about how she came to comics from her science background. After burning out in academia, she created an incredible mixed-media comic book about Dementia. Based on her experiences and stories
Today's visiting artist was extra special as she is also a part of the Will Eisner Lecture series and will be doing another presentation this evening at Dartmouth College. Sarah Glidden is a comic journalist and spent time following other journalists around as they interviewed refugees in Turkey, Syria and
Today, instead of a Visiting Artist, we had Industry Day with 4 experts from different areas of the Comics Publishing field. Tracy Hurren is an editor at Drawn & Quarterly. Bill Boichel runs Copacetic Comics Co. Jennifer Linnan is a literary agent at Linnan Literary Management. Joan Hilty runs PageTurner and