John Porcellino Workshop, Feb 25-Mar 1, 2013

We’re pleased to bring John Porcellino back to SAW for a one-week workshop.

John Porcellino workshop at SAW

John came down when SAW was a wee school, just a couple months old, and he taught 13 students for one week, his methods of working from memory, nature, and experience. Students came from Australia, Vermont, Georgia, Seattle, North Carolina, and the Gaza Strip to study with John.

We’re bringing him back the week of Feb 25-March 1. There’s still lots of space to sign up!


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Last year’s students had an amazing time. You can read John’s online diary about the SAW workshop at The Comics Journal, here. 

In this week-long workshop, students will work with John from morning to evening, creating small works that they will then publish on Friday. Students will learn how John works, plans, looks to his sketches and notes for ideas and his vast stores of culture, art and nature for inspiration.

John’s work can be seen at:

Pics and a wrap-up of the last workshop can be seen here:

This year we’ll be making zines and mini-comics in house on our Risograph.

Feb 25- March 1, 2013, Sequential Artists Workshop, Gainesville, Florida


Important information about HOUSING:

Price does not include housing. We’ve got a lot leads and can help you find what you need.

We will make every effort to house the participants in informal and empty rooms in friendly houses in the Gainesville area. If there is a charge, it will fall on the student. We will make every effort to keep this under $50 for the week. Most houses will be walking distance from SAW, but some may need bikes. We will try to accomdate this too. We will post more info as soon as we know, and email all participants personally with assistance in finding places to stay.

For those interested, we also recommend the Gainesville Zen Hostel, here.

Or AirBandB, which has spare beds and bedrooms in various house, check them out here:–FL