Center for Cartoon Studies

Interview: Adventures In Cartooning Co-Creator Andrew Arnold
Interview: Adventures In Cartooning Co-Creator Andrew Arnold
Over the last few years, First Second's Adventures In Cartooning books have become something of a sensation. Created by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost, the at once entertaining, educational and even hilarious series follows the deeds of a magical cartooning elf and a knight as they help a princess to literally draw her way out of an encounter with a dragon and other harrowing scenarios; help Santa Claus inspire kids to trade their video games for books; assist an eccentric director in making a crazy movie; and go camping. Their blend of humor and clarity, welded to straightforward lessons on storytelling techniques, have met with acclaim from librarians and educators, and have inspired a generation of kids to start making their own comics with the drawing lessons and other activities built into the narratives. We spoke to AIC co-creator Andrew Arnold about how he and his collaborators achieve the series' signature mix of smart, silly, and scholarly.
Earn An Education In The Comics Life With The ‘Cartoon College’ Movie [Video]
Earn An Education In The Comics Life With The ‘Cartoon College’ Movie [Video]
Being one of just 20 cartoonists called to study cartooning at the prestigious Center for Cartoon Studieseach fall has to be an incredible honor. It's also got to be kind of terrifying to find one's self suddenly in the presence of James Sturm, Jason Lutes, Chris Ware and other giants, and have to impress them.
Link Ink: ‘Arkham City Lockdown’ on ‘Earth One,’ Center for Cartoon Studies’ New Building, ComiXology’s Holiday Sale
Link Ink: ‘Arkham City Lockdown’ on ‘Earth One,’ Center for Cartoon Studies’ New Building, ComiXology’s Holiday Sale
Gaming: A new update to Arkham City Lockdown puts Batman's '70s costume and (still unpublished) Earth One uniform to the iOS game. TV: The creators of MTV's Jersey Shore are casting for a "geek" reality show. You can probably guess how I feel about this...
Link Ink: Ulises Farinas’ Sock Monkey Comic, ‘Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3′ Cuteness And Hurricane Irene Damage
Link Ink: Ulises Farinas’ Sock Monkey Comic, ‘Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3′ Cuteness And Hurricane Irene Damage
Art: Ulises Farinas has posted Gregory, his 84-page comic "about being depressed and a sock monkey," in full at his official website. Pitches: Brian Clevinger details his unused "New 52" Firestorm pitch while wishing the team of Gail Simone, Ethan Van Scriver and Yildiray Cinar the best...