James Sturm, founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies was interviewed by the Village Voice regarding the goals and successes of the school.
Generations of cartoonists are self-taught. Why found the Center?
I wanted to teach and create a cartooning program that was more reflective of comics as an art form and not just a commercial art. From The Iowa Writers’ Workshop to the NYU Film School to Yale’s Painting department so many of our country’s finest artists have attended schools.
A while back, I posted a link to an artist’s visit to the school’s open house and he posted his story and pictures.