Cartoon Allies Returns!
There are some things you can't learn in a classroom.
Every Friday • 6:30 PM • Room 703G
The Cartoon Allies are a vital resource for SVA cartoonists & comics enthusiasts. Here, fellow cartoonists offer each other a wealth of knowledge about our department, SVA, and the real world. Our weekly events bridge gaps in our community, providing social and professional resources for our student body.
Our mission is to help students learn and explore comics as a medium & a career, and to cultivate camaraderie between cartoonists of all years and students of all majors.
Cartoon Allies meets every Friday to enrich our craft and have fun. We host lectures by comics professionals & SVA alumni, technique tutorials, group critiques, and field trips. We also swap minicomics, make jam comics, screen films, and more! We will continue to get you and your work into NYC's major conventions. Through Fresh Meat, multiple online initiatives, and our partnership with INK Magazine, we are dedicated to promoting student work beyond our campus.
If you want to improve our department and community, we're here to help. We offer students the resources to pursue their goals and revolutionize our department. We need your support and participation to spur real change!
We hope you'll join us in meeting new friends and making professional contacts.
New EventsNew panels this year include visits from a French Consulate member (appointed to bring French cartoonists to the US), a chat with First Second's editor and designer, & an introduction to crowdfunding with SVA alumni.
A Stronger CommunityCartoon Allies' foundation has always lain in the ties that bind the SVA comics community. As the publishing world becomes a crazier place, it's never been more important for our student body to stand united, share their skills and goals, and help build the support network that will keep us strong well beyond graduation.
Forging New AlliancesWe hope that this year you will extend a welcoming hand to our new students, befriending them and offering your help in their transition to SVA.
CA is the platform for students to pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation, along with developing strong friendships beyond the classroom.