SAW Micro – Grants

Micro-grants for cartoonists SAW is committed to offering small grants between $250-$500 to practicing artists. Two small $250 grants will be awarded on Sept 15, 2012 and then again on April 15, 2013. Eligible artists must be developing and dedicated to a current project. Instructions for applying: please complete and sign the form at http://www.sequentialartistsworkshop.org/grants/ and submit to SAW at the PO Box 13077, Gainesville, FL 32604. Include any useful…

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Teen Class Week 1

Sally came down from NY/NJ to help with the teen class. Class has been great. We’ve had 14 or so students. We’ve covered some basic basic short stories, some life drawing, some drawing from photos, some character creation, sound effects, lots of inking etc. The Tuesday photo-drawingexercise seemed to have sparked the most ideas, since now everyone is doing a comic using the below squid.  

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Teen Classes Up and Running!

Yesterday we started the first week of our teen classes. It’s really exciting for us to see so many new faces at SAW, and we hope the new students are excited too! The first project is drawing some silent/wordless comics, which we got started on yesterday, and today is the first day of inking. Look at the level of concentration on those faces! It’s going to be a fun…

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Existential Cathy Strip

    Hello, Emma the SAW intern here! The other day I was reading the hilarious SAW-produced newspaper, Seriously Comics, and saw this article: I mentioned to Tom that I liked the article, but respectfully disagree that Cathy and Kafka are on such different ends of the literary spectrum that a successful parody is impossible. (Thank you liberal arts school for making me think way too deeply about simple…

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Justine Demos Inking Techniques with Toothpicks

Justine gave a great class recently on techniques for inking with – wait for it – toothpicks. (Her abundant chocolate supply isn’t the only reason we keep her around, also the creativity). We weren’t expecting much from toothpick art, but look at these lovely illustrations! Especially that beautiful beard! We will never again underestimate the power of mundane objects for impressive art-making.  And here’s some student work, featuring more…

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