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Robyn Chapman On CCS Commencement Weekend (PR)
posted May 9, 2010
Please join us in celebrating our fourth commencement ceremony.
"I adore what Evan Dorkin does. I think he is the funniest guy in comics." -- Frank Miller, author of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
White River Junction, Vermont -- The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) Commencement Ceremony takes place on Saturday, May 15 at 11am at Northern Stage Theater (located in the Briggs Opera House) in White River Junction, Vermont. This yearâ€™s Commencement speaker is Evan Dorkin, critically acclaimed author of the comics series Dork and writer for the popular television series Space Ghost Coast, Shin-Chan and Batman Beyond. Dorkinâ€™s notorious wit led The Comics Journal to describe his work as "Infectious, raucous, nimble, and admirably offensive."
A special opening reception for the CCS Thesis Exhibition, featuring the graduating studentsâ€™ original artwork, takes place immediately following the ceremony.
All events are free and open to the public. Please join us in celebrating our 4th ever graduation ceremony!
What: 2010 Commencement Ceremony, with guest speaker Evan Dorkin.
When: Saturday, May 15. Schedule of events:
Commencement begins at 11am
Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception immediately following.
Exhibition runs Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm, through Saturday, June 12.
Where: Commencement Ceremony: Northern Stage Theater at the Briggs Opera House
Thesis Exhibition: CCS Gallery, Colodny Building, 94 South Main Street
Both events are located in the village of White River Junction, Vermont
For directions and/or questions: cartoonstudies.org, (802) 295-3319
Evan Dorkin is the Harvey, Eisner and Ignatz-award winning creator of Milk and Cheese, Dork, and Hectic Planet. Heâ€™s also put time in at Marvel (Bill and Tedâ€™s Excellent Comic, Agent X, The Thing: Night Falls on Yancy Street), Dark Horse (Hellboy: Weird Tales, Predator, The Mask) and DC (Superman and Batman: Worldâ€™s Funniest, Bizarro Comics, Superman Adventures.) Along with his wife/frequent collaborator Sarah Dyer, heâ€™s written for Space Ghost Coast To Coast, Superman, Batman Beyond and the Shin-Chan animated series. He was the creator of the Welcome to Eltingville animated pilot, which aired on the Cartoon Networkâ€™s Adult Swim block.
The Center For Cartoon Studies (CCS) is America's premiere cartooning school and studio, located in the historic village of White River Junction, Vermont. Now offering the Master of Fine Arts, One- and Two-Year Certificates, and summer workshops. Faculty and visiting artists include many of today's most celebrated cartoonists. CCS has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, LA Times, and The Washington Post. CCS is a driving force behind the recent revitalization of White River Junction, bringing jobs, students, and art to the village. For more information, visit: cartoonstudies.org