How to not be afraid of a Risograph

Within our first week of classes, Tom showed us the risograph in the corner of the classroom (it’s an upgrade to your common photocopier, commonly used in printing comics). Hearing horror stories that it was a complicated, finicky, loud and frankly downright intimidating machine, I was convinced there was no way I’d ever be able to learn how to use it. It became a personal mission to avoid at…

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New Testimonials

Friends, thank you for year-end donations to SAW at our fundraiser link. igg.me/p/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742 You’ve helped students like Chance, Michelle,  Jenny and Joseph: I trust myself now to give one hell of a story whether it be one panel or a crazy number of pages and I also trust myself to keep going if that story falls flat. The confidence is real and I don’t think I could have done that…

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Article about Tom, Leela and Erin about Best American Comics

SAW teachers Tom Hart and Leela Corman and SAW board of director Erin Curry and friend of SAW Lauren Groff were all featured in this article about The Best American Comics. Read the whole article here: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141130/ARTICLES/141129646/1004/living?p=1&tc=pg Duck Pond neighbors share ‘Best’ spotlight   Tom Hart, his wife, Leela Corman, and Erin Curry attend a book signing in 2012. Hart, director and co-founder of the Sequential Artists Workshop, was included…

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Jason Little Visit to SAW

Jason Little, cartoonist of BEE Comix, and Borb (coming soon from Uncivilized Press), teacher at SVA and current holder of the 3-D comics torch, came to SAW to give a series of presentations. First, a fun Borb show, with music and sound effects, then a lecture/demo/exercise on perspective, and THEN, a presentation on the history of 3-D comics and some amazing examples. Amazing fun for all.

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Carol Tyler Visit to SAW

Carol Tyler Flickr Set

Our many thanks to Carol Tyler for gracing SAW with her expert critiquing, a preview and behind-the-scenes look at the complete version of You’ll Never Know and more. She drew Molly Rose, discussed the undergrounds with history teacher John Ronan, and made a pen out a sea gull feather. Carol is a true true artist, with power and longevity. She gave us so much by being here. Our many…

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Busy final month at SAW

Traumics, UF Comics Conference

We’re into our final month at SAW, and everyone is working on projects, finishing books, planning future anthologies. In recent days, we’ve had a Skype zip-a-tone session with Steve Weissman, (that’s us in the bottom right, thanks Steve!)   and we’re anxiously awaiting Carol Tyler’s talk at the annual UF Comics Conference.  You would have to be a knucklehead, to miss Carol’s keynote address, Saturday night, 7 pm at UF…

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