4CP Card Set out in wild.

The 4CP Cards I made in 2014 are heating up! Who knew? I didn’t! But there have been extensive writings about them, and groups using them for divination and Tarot. Hermenautic Tarot (Intro) And here’s a place you can buy them!

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Tarot Creation, Self-Expression, Bloodletting

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From aliza_einhorn I may just draw the Hanged Man over and over when I create my Tarot deck. 72 Hanged Man. Already I’m starting to think visually. And I’m the kind of person who will say: I don’t think visually. But already it’s starting and in the middle of the night I had a thought and the thought had an image that I wanted to draw. This is what my…

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SAW Online Fall Semester || Starts Sept 5

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SAW’s FALL 2017 SEMESTER  All classes start after Labor Day, free trials enrolling now! Inking Master Class One: Learn It Get in there and learn how to get over the fear of the brush and start inking like a pro! Through easy to follow visual-rich lectures, demos and work-at-home projects that have been successfully proven for years in classrooms, you will not only learn to see that what these…

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How do you start your story?

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HOW ABOUT KERMIT IS AFRAID OF THE THUNDER? With this, at 6:30 am, my 3-year old daughter announced it was STORY TIME, time for daddy and daughter to invent a story. At 6:30 in the morning, my instincts would have been, “Hi I’m Kermit, um I’m a frog” but she had great instincts. She knew the first rule: What surprises or upsets the main character? What puts the character…

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You Can’t Do This in the Movies!

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Comics For Writers Hints #01 You Can’t Do This in the Movies! In Comics For Writers, I highlight 5 techniques that are unique to comics, and are tricks you can use to make your own work rich and vivid. Here are just 2 examples: #1, The Pan, or Polyptych (an explanation, from Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics.) Here’s one more, a classic from Jaime Hernandez: Look how we follow the main character’s…

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Thank You!

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(Above image by Dana Maier, from Emily Flake’s Gag Cartooning Class!) Hi everyone! It’s only been 6 months since we started taking our courses online and you’ve been great in responding with terrific engagement and work. When I started this school, it was to empower people to express themselves through visual and sequential art, so thank you! Here’s a quick celebration and sampling of some of what you’ve been…

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Feeling Anxious? Part 1

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Feeling ANXIOUS? Nervous about the world? Unsettled, like everything is about to SQUASH YOU? Join the club! Comics has long been an artform of ANXIETY. A way for artists to express their fear and frustration with society, technology, war, disasters, death and any other horrible thing. Below are some of my favorite examples. It’s all in a PDF in our FREE ONLINE RESOURCES, too. A classic one from Popeye! Thimble…

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Sitting on a treasure trove of research and true stories? Jess Ruliffson’s Non-Fiction Comics Course

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Are you sitting on a treasure trove of research? http://sequentialartistsworkshop.thinkific.com/courses/non-fiction-comics Do you have too many good true stories or interviews? Wondering how to start turning these sources into the rich combination of words and pictures of comics? In this course I will personally walk you through moving from rich research material to rich graphic storytelling. We’ll survey examples and examine what works well and what doesn’t in comics, and I’ll show you…

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All Obstacles Will Be Removed When You Get Here

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Our year-long student Maxine said this: “All Obstacles Will Be Removed When You Get Here” and I laughed, Ha ha, right! But our regular visitor and student Deanna said “it’s true” and then they went back and forth, discussing the obstacles they’d seen removed once someone got to SAW. “You remember J?” She said. When his ATM card stopped working and he was eating nothing but rice and tea…

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