Enter the Hidden Fortress — New Comics Class With James Turek This Fall!

James Turek Hidden Fortress

We’re thrilled to have cartoonist James Turek back and teaching at SAW this Fall. James draws comics, creates murals, and works as an illustrator and printmaker in Leipzig, Germany (learn more about James here). Last Spring he taught a terrific class at SAW called Wizards of Pinball, on inventive and practical approaches to making comics. This year, he’s offering a class called THE HIDDEN FORTRESS. in which students tap into…

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Silkscreening Workshop with James Turek


  Are you curious about screen printing? Ever wonder how a band printed its own T-shirts in their van? Would you like to know more about how to create multi colored posters? Screen printing is the process of forcing ink through a stencil onto paper, clothing, etc. This class will cover the basics of screen printing for beginners or anyone looking to refresh their skills. We will cover how…

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Learn to Draw ANYTHING with Sidney Davidson


New class starting Monday, September 11th at the Sequential Artists Workshop! Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm Drawing Strategies with Sidney Davidson When Sidney proposed this class, he said, “It’s difficult to find resources on drawing from the imagination that are easily comprehensible. BUT there is tremendous freedom and satisfaction in the ability to draw whatever you want from any angle you…

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Announcement Re: Kurt Wolfgang

We would like to inform our community here in Gainesville, as well as the larger comics community, that Kurt Wolfgang / Kurt Holley is no longer on the Sequential Artists Workshop faculty. Kurt is no longer allowed on school premises or to attend SAW functions. The actions described in the police report are horrific. Violence against women cannot and must not be minimized or normalized. We hope his victim is…

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Nicole Rifkin’s on Creating Visual Essays


We did a FB Live broadcast of the Nicole Rifkin‘s talk today at SAW (our first, so excuse the, err, “videography”). During the talk, Nicole broke down the process of developing a visual essay for publication. Her talk is full of insights into telling stories visually, and we’re honored to have had Nicole speak at SAW. Also, aside from being a top-notch illustrator for places like the New Yorker and Fast…

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Life is short, make comics. (Part II)


The first month of SAW, Dylan Horrocks came. In his lecture he talked about how physical drawing was (a sentiment Leela echoed throughout the year). He likened it to singing and said that like a singer, you have to do scales and warm up. Seeing him redraw entire pages, was so freeing—if he didn’t get it right the first time, why should I? So much of what I learned…

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Life is short, make comics. (Part I)

It was published in Ink Brick #3.

  Does this sound like you? For a few years before SAW, my creative life was not going so well. I had an OK-could-be-more-frequent-more-discliplined studio practice. I had a healthy journaling practice. Every once in a while I’d get struck by lightning. An entire comic would come to my mind’s eye and I’d put it down. I still felt unsure about whether I really wanted to make comics. Most of…

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Dec. 3rd Tarot Workshop


Are you curious about Tarot? A Tarot lover? Well did you know that the Tarot can be used not only for prediction and personal growth, but also as a tool for unlocking your imagination and creativity?Join us for a 3 hour hands-on Tarot writing & drawing workshop, with Aliza Einhorn, Tarot Reader and Astrologer. -no Tarot or writing/artistic skill required -please bring something to write with (pencil, pen, markers,…

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Jess Ruliffson Speaks at the Alachua County Library


SAW teacher, Jess Ruliffson, will be speaking at our local library on her work with veterans and portrait painting. RSVP on Facebook here. Comics at the Library: Picturing Veterans Stories with Cartoonist Jess Ruliffson Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 1pm-2pm Alachua County Headquarters Branch Library 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Award-winning cartoonist Jess Ruliffson has spent the past five years interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for…

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7/29 SAW Summer Projects at Eleanor Blair Studio

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For students in Jess Ruliffson’s Comics Basics and Tom Hart’s Summer Snakes classes, this summer was a time to overcome the heat, the handcramps and dig deep into comics. Join us at Eleanor Blair Studio to see what they produced in these short 7 week classes. Featuring Morgan Swiers, Amy Lindroth (Amelia Cecelia), George Ryan Perez, Caitlin Hare, Sally Breedlove, Maxine Marie, Roxanne Palmer, and Sylvia Ashwell. Friday, July…

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