John Porcellino’s SAW Diary

John Porcellino has been publishing a diary of his time at SAW in March 2012. That diary is being posted daily for one week at An excerpt below, the link is here.

I arranged the desks, set up my projector, put out some King-Cats and book collections and waited. Sure enough, people came. Students came from Seattle, Chicago, New York, and as far away as Australia and the Gaza Strip!

I started by giving an overview of my early work. The class was about “Making Comics Out of Life,” so I talked a bit about autobiography, finding inspiration, editing yourself… basically I winged it and rambled. But people seemed to dig it. I had the students work on developing some memories from their childhoods to make into comics. The goal was to have every student complete a finished zine by the end of the week.