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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The California College of the Arts is one of very few schools to offer an MFA in Comics. But if you’re just starting to make your own comics—or perhaps not quite ready to commit to a degree program—here’s a rad opportunity that anyone can take part in: a free online course that kicks off in February.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The art of comics, it should now be clear, has advanced well beyond the likes of Bazooka Joe wrappers, Jack Chick tracts, and old back issues of Hot Stuff The Little Devil to become one of the most vital forms of expression of the 21st century. Comics adaptations, long a staple of motion pictures, are now beginning to dominate television (ArrowThe Flash) and even Broadway as well (Fun Home).

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Laura Braun

Undergraduate Writing and Literature and MFA in Comics associate professor Justin Hall has a busy life outside his day-to-day responsibilities at CCA.

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Matt Silady is the chair of the comics program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

"When I look at Roberts work, I don't just see nostalgia, I see an exploration of the things that shaped him as an artist," Silady said.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

"For the TV series to be true to the creative legacy of the 'Alias' comics, it must also contrast a hard, unflinching look at the effects of trauma and vulnerability with the superhero's pretensions of perfect, unassailable power and morality," says Justin Hall, cartoonist and California College of the Arts assistant professor of comics.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

Samuel Sattin (HWA Member) is a novelist and essayist. He is the author of the new novel THE SILENT END and LEAGUE OF SOMEBODIES, which was described by Pop Matters as "One of the most important novels of 2013." His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Salon Magazine, Black Gate, io9, Kotaku, Publishing Perspectives, The Weeklings, The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, Litreactor, San Francisco Magazine, SF Signal, Buffalo Almanack, and elsewhere. Also an illustrator, he holds an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts and has a creative writing MFA from Mills College.

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

Matt Silady of the California College of the Arts was showing off MFA in Comics, an anthology of work by the first graduating class of CCA’s comics course.It’s just the beginning of what he hopes will be a larger comics-focused arts festival in the Bay Area built around a series of lectures called “Comics in the City,” which is in its second year.

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Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

“Comics inspired and sustained me,” the rising junior year at California College of the Arts continued, “especially as I reached adolescence and was forced to come to terms with my own identity in a town that was typically either apathetic or overtly hostile to LGBTQ folk.” But, he added, “Sadly, in none of these or any other comic I could find at the time was there a transmasculine character with a leading story arc.”

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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

The can-do spirit of Bay Area comics folks has come together for the San Francisco Comics Fest, which just launched a website and announced plans for a full week of comics-related activities kicking off on Sunday May 3 and going all week with what will most likely be a CAF-type event May 9-10. The brainstorming started with some Facebook chat, went on with a town hall meeting and it’s all birthed what looks to be an impressive event, with the steering committee led by Matt Silady of the California College of Arts.

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 by Laura Braun

He will then head to San Francisco and appear at California College of the Arts Writers Studio with moderator Justin Hall on March 20 and at Books Inc. Castro on March 21.

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