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August 16, 2016

Columbus College Of Art & Design (CCAD) Announces Comics Major To Begin In Fall 2017


Via Laurenn McCubbin, a vital cog in the school's move into comics over the last few years, comes word that Columbus College Of Art & Design will be offering a comics major in 2017. There's even a comic.

There are certainly other schools heading into this direction, or that have already arrived, although CCAD has a recent past festooned with comics-related activity. They're a hub and a major sponsor/partner for the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) show for whom I'm doing some work, and they've also had independent comics-related speakers and even at one point did a small, focused show there on campus. In the last couple of years, those taking a comics class have worked with established pros on stories which were then put into an anthology called Spitball.

One thing that interests me about the release is how community-oriented it is: you won't just be going to CCAD, you'll be part of a rapidly expanding Columbus comic scene. I don't know that I've ever seen an announcement that mentioned outside resources like that, but it's all true, and it is, I would imagine a selling point.

Another nice thing is that I assume between now and then others will be joining McCubbin and other comics-type teachers on staff, and it's always good when jobs open up for comics people.
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