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Comics from the Center for Cartoon Studies

 

We are proud to partner with The Center for Cartoon Studies to offer single-issue comics and graphic novels from their Applied Cartooning Project and CCS Studio!

 

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is a nonprofit college and studio based in White River Junction, Vermont. Drawing upon the talent from our faculty, fellows, students, alumni, and visiting artists, CCS has produced a series of multiple Eisner Award-winning graphic biographies about iconic historical figures (Little, Brown) and The Cartoonist Veteran project (funded by the NEA). At CCS, comics are created to help us understand our community, our world, and ourselves. CCS programs include the Master of Fine Arts degree, One and Two-year Certificates, online and in person workshops. For more information, visit cartoonstudies.org.

 

CCS publications are available through our website (below) and in our store! We ship nationwide.

 

Bulk pricing is available for schools and organizations interested in purchasing sets of CCS comics! Purchase one of our pre-priced bundles of 50 copies below, or contact us for more information and higher quantities! Yes, we can accept School District Purchase Orders - please email us to learn more!

 

 

For many, learning to read can be a struggle. What are the five keys to learning? How does the brain learn how to sound out written words? Why was writing even invented? What are the benefits of reading? How do comics support literacy? How We Read: A Graphic Guide to Literacy is a charming, playful, and fascinating 32-page comic book that answers these questions and more. Whether you are trying to learn how to read or trying to help someone who is, this comic will help. For more information on this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/reading


This is a special, 50-copy bundle for classrooms and educators. The Norwich Bookstore is happy to work with educators to fill special orders. Need a specific number of copies? Need to use a School District Purchase Order? You can contact us with questions!

For many, learning to read can be a struggle. What are the five keys to learning? How does the brain learn how to sound out written words? Why was writing even invented? What are the benefits of reading? How do comics support literacy? How We Read: A Graphic Guide to Literacy is a charming, playful, and fascinating 32-page comic book that answers these questions and more. Whether you are trying to learn how to read or trying to help someone who is, this comic will help. For more information on this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/reading


The goal of this concise and engaging 32-page comic is to provide a baseline understanding of the healthcare system so people can feel a little less intimidated by its complexity and cruelty, and more empowered to advocate for themselves and those they care for. We hope Health and Wealth will generate discussions around healthcare and healthcare reform. For more information on this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/healthcare


This is a special, 50-copy bundle for classrooms and educators. The Norwich Bookstore is happy to work with educators to fill special orders. Need a specific number of copies? Need to use a School District Purchase Order? You can contact us with questions!


The goal of this concise and engaging 32-page comic is to provide a baseline understanding of the healthcare system so people can feel a little less intimidated by its complexity and cruelty, and more empowered to advocate for themselves and those they care for. We hope Health and Wealth will generate discussions around healthcare and healthcare reform. For more information on this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/healthcare


Created for middle school students, Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide To Mental Health is a lively and educational 24-page comic book that destigmatizes the conversation around mental health. Created by mental health experts, educators, and cartoonists this comic provides knowledge and resources for students to help them be healthier and more resilient. For more information on this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/mentalhealth


This is a special, 50-copy bundle for classrooms and educators. The Norwich Bookstore is happy to work with educators to fill special orders. Need a specific number of copies? Need to use a School District Purchase Order? You can contact us with questions!


Created for middle school students, Let’s Talk About It: A Graphic Guide To Mental Health is a lively and educational 24-page comic book that destigmatizes the conversation around mental health. Created by mental health experts, educators, and cartoonists this comic provides knowledge and resources for students to help them be healthier and more resilient. For more information on this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/mentalhealth


Using the power of comics to teach teens about the way our government works This Is What Democracy Looks Like, A Graphic Guide To Governance is a 32-page comic book created by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). This short comic guide helps to bring democracy back to the hands of the people by explaining what democracy actually means and how the whole thing works. This guide will be a great jumping-off point to learn about our government. For more information about this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/democracy

 

 


This is a special, 50-copy bundle for classrooms and educators. The Norwich Bookstore is happy to work with educators to fill special orders. Need a specific number of copies? Need to use a School District Purchase Order? You can contact us with questions!


Using the power of comics to teach teens about the way our government works This Is What Democracy Looks Like, A Graphic Guide To Governance is a 32-page comic book created by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). This short comic guide helps to bring democracy back to the hands of the people by explaining what democracy actually means and how the whole thing works. This guide will be a great jumping-off point to learn about our government. For more information about this project, visit: cartoonstudies.org/democracy


Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By Joseph Lambert, Joseph Lambert (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022309
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

Helen Keller lost her ability to see and hear before she turned two years old.
But in her lifetime, she learned to ride horseback and dance the foxtrot. She graduated from Radcliffe. She became a world famous speaker and author. She befriended Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, and Alexander Graham Bell. And above all, she revolutionized public perception and treatment of the blind and the deaf.


Charlotte Brontë Before Jane Eyre (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By Glynnis Fawkes, Glynnis Fawkes (Illustrator), Alison Bechdel (Foreword by), Glynnis Fawkes (Cover design or artwork by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368045827
Availability: Special Order (email to check availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!--I have as much soul as you,--and full as much heart!
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself?


Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By James Sturm, Rich Tommaso (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368042895
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy "Satchel" Paige (1906 - 1982) changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades. Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not easily separate from fiction. He made a point of writing his own history . . . and then re-writing it.


Thoreau at Walden (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By John Porcellino, John Porcellino (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022330
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

"I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship, but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely." So said Henry David Thoreau in 1845 when he began his famous experiment of living by Walden Pond. In this graphic masterpiece, John Porcellino uses only the words of Thoreau himself to tell the story of those two years off the beaten track.


Houdini: The Handcuff King (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By Jason Lutes, Nick Bertozzi (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368042888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

"I have escaped out of more handcuffs, manacles, and leg shackles than any other human being living."  Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so over ninety years since his death. This is a snapshot of The Handcuff King's life, centering on one of his most famous feats.


Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom (The Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) Cover Image
By Whit Taylor, Kazimir Lee (By (artist)), Carole Boston Weatherford (Introduction by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780759555518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

This illuminating graphic novel biography about Harriet Tubman sheds new light on one of American history's bravest heroes.

​Harriet Tubman did something exceptionally courageous: She escaped slavery. Then she did something impossible: She went back.


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