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The Center for Cartoon Studies

Hey, have I mentioned my awesome school?  Did you all know that I attend the Center for Cartoon Studies, located in beautiful White River Junction, VT?  Well let me tell you a little bit about it :)

CCS is the PREMIER school to go to for studying comics.  Founded by the critically acclaimed James Sturm, CCS consistently produces high-quality cartoonists ever year, many of whom go on to win awards such as the Xeric Grant.  I can attest to the quality of their work because I see it everyday.  Yes, the students are top-knotch, but so are the teachers!

In addition to Sturm, who made his mark with The Golem’s Mighty Swing, acclaimed cartoonists such as Jason Lutes (Berlin) and Steve Bissette (Tyrant) continue to teach here.  And the list is growing!  But not only are these professors excellent artists, they are also great teachers.  Yes, I can truly say it is a joy to go to class every day.

So why am I writing this?  Just to let you all know how I feel about where I’m at!  This place rules, and frankly, I’ve found it to be the perfect creative outlet that I had been craving for so long.

What do I expect to get out of telling you?  Honestly, I’d like to stir up interest in the school and get more young cartoonists interested in applying!  Seriously, let’s get more awesome people to this awesome school!

SO, if you or anyone you know is interested in devoting one or two years to drawing and writing comics, please send them here:


The Center for Cartoon Studies!


The Fall 2011 deadline for submissions has not yet ended!


I’m on TV with Tom Gammill!

Hey all!  I know it’s Saturday, but I felt I should go ahead and post this right now!  A couple of weeks ago legendary comedy writer/cartoonist Tom Gammill came to my school (the Center for Cartoon Studies) to give a lecture.  While here he decided to shoot a video in his “Learn to Draw” series and was kind enough to include us students as well!

You might recognize some of the shows Tom has written for.  They include the Simpsons, Seinfeld, Monk, and Saturday Night Live.  He’s also the creator of the comic strip “The Doozies.”  So without further ado, here is the video, enjoy :)


Yes, that’s true!  It’s my Birthday and in commemoration I am FINALLY launching my NEW ART BLOG!  For those of you who have been following my work for a while, you know that this isn’t my first attempt, BUT it will be my most consistent!  How do I know this?  Because I’m making a GUARANTEE to you the viewer that I will post at least THREE TIMES A WEEK!  That’s right, starting tomorrow I will be uploading new Art every Mon, Wed, and Fri!  That’s in addition to any rants/ramblings I may choose to do at any other time.  I’m very excited about this and have been working up to it for a long while.

As some of you may know, I’m currently a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies ( where I learn from my awesome instructors how to make awesome comics.  That being said, I will most probably be saving my comics for print, though a few might sneak their way onto this weblog.  Here I’ll be posting paintings, drawings, snippets from my sketchbook, and other such random single images.  I’ll probably be showcasing some of my new characters and hopefully I’ll get a paypal option up so that I can start selling some of my work, including fully realized comics.  Yes, I have many future plans indeed!  So add this blog to your favorite places and/or rss feed and keep coming back!

New Art from Rio Aubry Taylor: LIGHT RIOT!