The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is proud to announce the 9th International Comics and Medicine Conference! 

AUGUST 16-18, 2018

CCS Feature Event on Thursday, August 16, 7pm
Pencil Me In: The Process & Practice of Graphic Medicine  at The Center for Cartoon Studies.    
by faculty Steve Bissette
Location: Briggs Opera House, 5 S Main St, White River Junction
As an instructor at The Center for Cartoon Studies since its founding in 2005, long-time cartoonist/writer/editor/publisher Stephen R. Bissette has been privileged to witness (and, at times, participate in) the creative process of various cartoonists as they created work that focused on their own personal health issues and histories. Bissette offers an illustrated overview of the path, perils, and potential inherent in the creation of such intensely intimate and introspective works.

CCS Feature Event on Friday, August 17, Doors Open at 7:30pm
Carousel Comics with 
Cara Bean
Suzy Becker
MK Czerwiec
Glynnis Fawkes
Ellen Forney
Jennifer Hayden
Mita Mahato
Marissa Moss
James Sturm with Dave Lloyd
Whitney Taylor
Kriota Willberg
Ian Williams
Host: R. Sikoryak

Location: Engine Room, 188 S Main Street, White River Junction

Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn exhibit, curated by Ellen Forney on display at CCS and Dartmouth Berry Library during the conference!

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Jean Mecorney

San Francisco
Born in California 19 months into the 1950s, I spent a lot of time traveling in a car with my dysfunctional family of six. Much of it going to and from mental institutions to visit my paranoid schizophrenic father with my mom, sisters and brother. My older brother and sister took turns being either the difficult child or model citizen. My younger sister was the silent one and me, I was the clown.
I have a traditional art degree from the University of California at Berkeley in Studio Art. After graduation I spent many years as a graphic designer in film, print, television and the web before creating the Digital Art and Animation program at Cañada College in Redwood City, California. I taught digital painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, imaging, color management and photo restoration.
Now that I am retired I am ready to tell my story hoping to add another crazy childhood story pointing out societal shortcomings and abandonment of shared responsibility in ostracizing the mentally ill and their families.
Thursday, August 16

4:00pm EDT

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7:00pm EDT

Friday, August 17

9:00am EDT

10:20am EDT

12:00pm EDT

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3:10pm EDT

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7:30pm EDT

Saturday, August 18

8:30am EDT

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10:45am EDT

2:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT