Scenes from the Andre Frattino release party

Last week’s Andre Frattino book launch party for The Reaper of St George Street was so good we’re still recovering, just now putting up pics. Thanks Andre for coming by, thanks Bobby for spinning amazing music, and thank you to everyone who came by! He sold all these books! Thanks again Andre! Thanks Pineapple Press! (Photos by Majed, thanks Majed!)

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John Porcellino Workshop Wrap-Up

My many many thanks to John Porcellino for coming to Gainesville for 5 days to teach, and my many many thanks to the 14 students we had during the week. You produced great work, great times were had, and many positive new comics-creating neural pathways were created. Thanks to everyone, and congratulations. More photos on Faceybook and FlickrHello attendees of the John Porcellino workshop at SAW, Personal note to all…

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Hello John Porcellino students

we have sent emails to everyone and believe everyone has what they need to get settled. Click the link below for more info, or  please contact Tom at SAW at thesaw@sequentialartistsworkshop.org if you still need more. http://sequentialartistsworkshop.org/wordpress/2011/12/for-attendees-of-the-john-porcellino-workshop/ Welcome!      

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Image and Metaphor Summit with Tim Kreider and Majed Badra

Tim Kreider came to SAW to discuss with Cartoonist Majed Badra and myself the issues of expressing charged themes in single images, in addressing concerns of sensitivity, the powerful vs the powerlessness, coming to historical understandings in political situations, plus also just cramming concepts and images together to get strong visceral cartoons. Great lectures, great discussions and great exercises made for a great professional development at SAW. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150697217572437.450557.552562436&type=1

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Tom Galambos Show Opening Pics

The incredibly smart, adventurous and kind Tom Galambos came to SAW to display his work, meet the people of Gainesville, and speak to my UF class. His talk covered so much ground, venturing from realism and literary comics to formal experiments in time/space to his recent forays into installation art. A lot of this was on display in his very extensive show, our largest to date. Here are some…

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