College Comics and Cartoonists Fall 2023

September saw students returning to the ivied halls, and cartoonists are among the returning.

At The Daily Wildcat, “the student voice of The University of Arizona & Tucson,” has three comic strips that readers can start before the series get too far into the story.

Atomic Age Adventures by Sela Margalit

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A former supermodel drafted as a soldier and a seasoned military dog explore the lunar territories during an alternate future where the Space Race never ended in “Atomic Age Adventures”.

A Visitor’s Visage by AnneMarie Standridge

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Follow a lost traveler as they traverse a mysterious fantasy world and meet strange creatures along the way in AnneMarie Standridge’s “A Visitor’s Visage.”

All New Sweet Lil’ Stories by Chloe Raymundo

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A film student and her dog try to keep up with deadlines as they are transported to different worlds within the studio lot in this comic by Chloe Raymundo.

The Trend, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma’s student-produced newspaper, has two cartoonists who have created five comic strips for the new school year, some with continuity it seems.

The Adventures of Nezbit & Crow by Destin Travis

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This five-panel comic is the first in Destin’s series focusing on magical creatures. Nezbit and Crow start this series with a firey entrance.

The Return From Summer Break by Thomas Buchanan

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Returning Students After Week Two by Thomas Buchanan

© Thomas Buchanan

A number of students start feeling the work load of classes and possibly jobs in the first few weeks of the trimester. Students who took summer classes might feel the pain (plus some) since they had a short break before resuming classes once again.

And Destin Travis again with a couple one-shots: “Fly Soup” and “Ssssterotypes

© Destin Travis

On the subject of comics and colleges…

The Center for Cartoon Studies “is dedicated to providing the highest quality of education to students interested in creating visual stories. CCS’s curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflects the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. CCS emphasizes self-publishing and prepares its students to publish, market, and disseminate their work.”

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