Images of Loss – Naoki Urusawa’s Pluto

From Megan Brennan: Hey Tom and Leela, There are many moments in Naoki Urusawa’s Pluto dealing with loss and sorrow (as well as robot fights! …and meditations about hate and love) but this sequence stood out to me just now, starting with this page: http://www.mangareader.net/126-6274-19/pluto/chapter-47.html For some (slightly weird sounding) context: the woman is a robot who has just lost her husband, and the man is a reimagining of Astro…

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Welcoming Carrie Guss

We’re pleased to announce that we added Carrie Guss as our teacher for our Literary Exploration class. Carrie currently teaches undergraduate creative writing at the University of Florida, and is finishing up her MFA in Fiction. She has a degree in Politics and Media Studies from Pomona College, where she studied creative nonfiction under David Foster Wallace. She is working on a collection of short stories. She also has…

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Images of Loss

Images of Loss Andrea Tsurumi sends this in. I invite others to share. You can comment, but because we never figured out our spam filter, we have to moderate/approve them and that could be only once a day. Or you can email us at thesaw@sequentialartistsworkshop.org and we’ll post the relevant ones on this thread or elsewhere. Thanks, everyone ———————- Here’s an owl typed by our dear friend Maddie. Thank…

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Images of Loss- Calvin and Hobbes

From Robyn Chapman: I saw your post seeking images of loss. Perhaps this one has crossed your mind. And offering it up, I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m trivializing what you’re going through. Even as a pet owner and vegetarian for life, I would never say the death of an animal is the same as the death of a person. It’s the well-known, well-loved Calvin and Hobbes sequence…

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Thanks from Leela and Tom

Dear supporters and curious readers, We want to thank you for all of your support – your words, cards, notes, and sometimes food and always your love- during this painful time. As many of you know, Leela and I lost our precious, amazing, awe-inspiring, life-giving daughter, Rosalie Lightning Corman Hart, earlier this month. We are bereft and devastated. We plan on spending most of December visiting loved ones and…

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Shojo of Loss

I have been asking friends and colleagues for stories and images of loss. Here’s a note I received from a favorite student in NYC. Dear Tom, The story from A Drunken Dream is called Hanshin, of Half God.  You should read, if you haven’t, Apollo’s Song by Tezuka.  Also, if you decide to read Blackjack, many of the stories deal with these kinds of issues.  Ooshima Yumiko’s Banana Bread…

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Leela Corman’s radio show

Having finally finished her giant graphic novel, Leela has been already busy working on other creative projects. She sent this out yesterday to share one of them, and we thought we’d share it here. “Hello friends – As some of you know, we moved to beautiful Gainesville, Florida a couple of months ago. It’s a great town, full of interesting people and places. And I guess their standards are…

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World Encyclopedia of Cartoons L-P

Edward Lear, Nonsense Botany Manfred Limmroth, Neue Illustrierte J. Norman Lynd John Tinney McCutcheon, Chicago Tribune Jefferson Machamer, Collier’s Giovanni Manca, Il Travaso Guillermo Mordillo Stills from Jason by Camilla Mickwitz Guillermo Mordillo again Toshio Saeki Virgil “Vip” Partch, True Gustav Peichl (“Ironimus”), Osterreichische Illustrierte Jean Pennes (“Sennep”)

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Introductory Adult Class at SAW

Announcing a brief 5-week introductory Comics Workshop Class for Adults Jan 12-Feb 16 (we’ll skip Jan 26 to visit Gene Yang at the Alachua County Library.) We’ll try to cover everything (see below) but what we don’t cover we’ll offer in later, more intensive adult classes, beginning in April. Go to http://www.sequentialartistsworkshop.org/classes/ to register using PayPal, or email us about other methods.

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