SAW Micro-grant awardees

We want to thank everyone for submitting to the SAW Micro-Grant. We were confronted with an enormous amount of dedication and energy, which as consumers and fellow artists, we are always excited to see. We saw a lot of amazing projects, obviously far far too many for our small organization to assist, but we saw some amazing projects. We want to congratulate our two winners: Jess Ruliffson For her…

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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 TCJ.com. 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…

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Justine’s Overlays

Justine has been tutoring her Gainesville students in inking techniques. Our student C.J. has allowed us to show her art and Justine’s overlays. Justine and I always work with our students in person and online, to help them articulate their ideas in the best and clearest way possible. These are great examples.

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History of the Sequential Artists Workshop, 2012

The IRS is requiring a list of our events and history, so we thought we’d share it here: Narrative Description of our Activities. We have supported our mission of nurturing and educating sequential artists and promoted sequential art and sequential art literacy in our culture in the following ways: 2011 Published Seriously Comics and Isra, two single-issue newspapers in advance of SAW official Florida opening. Promoted via the internet…

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Shots from the LiveVibe TV Cast

  Pictures from the Live Vibe TV broadcast at University of Florida last week. That’s a 20 foot Hutch Owen and yes 9 Nancy Panels strung in a row with live improvised music playing along. Thank Fantagraphics and Mark Newgarden! Oh yeah and that’s me showing off pre-digital Rubylith at the desk to our host Mandy. Hi Mandy!

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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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