I love cartooning and Vermont, what a perfect combo. Cartoon College is the coolest since sliced bread. Where were you when I needed you when I was younger? I was stuck in a dead program called commercial art before computers took over and I was stuck with shit loads of zip-a-tone sheets. Arrrggh! The artists that flocked to the school were Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, Francoise Mouly, Scott McCloud, Jason Lutes, and James Sturm. Need I say more. Arrrggh!
Each fall The Center for Cartoon Studies invites 20 of the world’s most promising aspiring cartoonists and graphic novelists to the ramshackle village of White River Junction, Vermont for a no-holds-barred education in comics. Those who complete the two-year program earn a Master of Fine Arts degree and are ready to face the uncertainty of a career in one of the world’s most labor-intensive, drudgery-inducing art forms. CARTOON COLLEGE is their story.