The governor of Vermont announced that the Center for Cartoon Studies and the town of Hartford have been awarded a $255,000 grant to launch the Inky Solomon Center. The center will be a “a state-of-the-art industry center designed to help CCS alumni launch projects, incubate start-up companies and create jobs.”
Leveraging the world-class talent already attracted to Vermont by The Center for Cartoon Studies, the Inky Solomon Center will produce comics, graphic novels, and other visual narratives for print and digital industries. Public lectures and events will highlight collaborative projects, alumni and student work.
CCS studio projects have included an award winning graphic biography series from Disney, a line of greeting cards for Hallmark, books with prominent comics publishers like First Second and Drawn & Quarterly, and an exhibition at The Museum of the City of New York.