This week: Dave Kiersh and Dylan Horrocks!

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To anyone within the sound of our voice, please come out to SAW Friday 11 am to hear a talk from Dave Kiersh, author of Afterschool Special, and  Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes.   Also Tuesday afternoon or maybe evening (check with us soon), the amazing Dylan Horrocks, showcasing his new Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen…

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Gainesville Arts Pride Round Up 1

Gainesville Pride

Wax Wings:   Lauren Groff and her amazing new book:   Erin Curry http://erincurry.com/maybe-we-are-the-door/#6   Cindy Steiler   Padgett Powell and Former Student and now Harpers Story Writer Becca Evanhoe http://lithub.com/in-which-padgett-powell-employs-an-extended-scatological-metaphor/  http://harpers.org/archive/2014/09/they-were-awake/   Margaret Tolbert   Little Jake Mitchell and the Soul Searchers   I love the Gainesville Arts Scene – Lots more to come!  

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Views from our new space, new year

Views from New SAW

  New year, new space Thank you! Dear Friends, The new school year has started with lots of excitement and we couldn’t have done it without you and your support. Your support and interest has enabled us to expand our services to even more students this year. We’ve welcomed 15 full-time students and expanded our space into this gorgeous old roofing building you can see in the pictures below….

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Aidan Koch Workshop 2015

Aidan Koch came in March 2015 and taught an amazing workshop. 10 or more of us crammed into SAW every day for a fascinating lecture on drawing, storytelling, contemporary art, and were set loose to work on assignments each day. Everyone had a mind-expanding time. Thanks so much to Aidan for coming to SAW to teach!

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Scenes from the Aidan Koch workshop, day 1

After a morning of showing her work, and detailing many of the processes in creating The Whale, The Blonde Woman, Q and other comics, Aidan Koch led the SAW attendees through a small and powerful exercise. Lots of drawing outside onto prescribed pages. We had to look for specific content: exteriors, movement sequences, faces, etc.   These sneakers showed up in at least three comics:     Aidan doing…

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Thank you to the SAW teachers

I want to thank here the many fantastic teachers who have walked into my life here at SAW, whose role I could never have predicted when I began thinking about the place in 2010. These great teachers and inspiring artists have made SAW a haven, a beacon, a caldron – a place for students to work hard and learn this form. Justine Mara Andersen First, my amazing friend Justine…

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What you helped us achieve in 2014

2014 at SAW

I want to thank you for all you’ve achieved by donating to The Sequential Artists Workshop. In 2014,we graduated our second class of full-time college-level students and welcomed our third, and biggest class. That third class has 10 students, 7 of whom are women. We teamed with a local gallery and hosted a major comics show, Abstraction in Sequential Art, and hosted two visiting artists for week-long workshops. We…

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Funding gifts rolling off the presses

  A sneak peek at some of the Riso zines and posters coming off the Risograph for our year-end fundraiser. If you haven’t donated, you can do so now at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742 $30 gets you the Riso Round Up featuring all of our student minis, and just $25 gets you the Ron Rege Poster, above! At  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742    

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