Friday, November 19, 2004

Cartooning school holds fund-raiser

The Dartmouth covers a major fund-raiser for the Center for Cartoon Studies, which will open next fall in White River Junction, Vt., with the help of grants and donations from Jean Schulz, Peter Laird and others. Thursday's even featured Art Spiegelman as the speaker.

The school's two-year program is designed "to prepare its students for careers as producers, writers and illustrators of graphic novels":
The school has been actively recruiting students since the summer. Immensely talented artists are pursued less than students who are gifted storytellers. In fact, less-than-superb artistic ability is not a problem in the admissions process.
Update: The center has issued a press release announcing a $150,000 donation from Laird through his Xeric Foundation.