Recommended Books

I’ve had some requests for booklists for learning comics. I posted this list in 2006. I’ll update it later but for now, here it is: Recommended Books WRITING first, then COMICS and CRAFT   Peter Elbow: Writing Without Teachers “The core of Elbow’s thinking is a challenge against traditional writing methods. Instead of editing and outlining material in the initial steps of the writing process, Elbow celebrates non-stop or…

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On accreditation, degrees, etc.

On accreditation, degrees etc., from the Executive Director Tom Hart: I’m convinced that a degree in cartooning does not do anything that an excellent education in cartooning does not, except drive up cost and enable you to convince faceless bureaucracies later that you can teach for them. Please trust that we want to enable you to impress those faceless bureaucracies, but our immediate goal is giving you a quality well-rounded education that enables you…

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UF Comics Conference with Trina Robbins and Megan Kelso

The legendary and incredibly vibrant and funny Trina Robbins came to Gainesville this weekend, along with Megan Kelso, creator of Queen of the Black, Black, Artichoke Tales, and Watergate Sue for the 2013 comics conference focusing on women in comics. Leela also was an invited guest. Leela and Trina at Leonardo’s Megan Kelso’s talk about place in her comics at SAW   Trina and journalist/curator Dina Weinstein listening to…

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SAW in the Gainesville Sun

We’re featured in an article on Teen Programs in the Gainesville Sun. In addition to specific skills, art instruction teaches children how to communicate clearly, and with elegance and flair, says Tom Hart, the founder of the Sequential Artists Workshop. “The entire human race trades stories. It allows us to have a better understanding of the world. Even people working in labs or on something technical see themselves as…

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Tom Hart’s afterward for the Gillis book

I happily wrote this about the Gillis ArtShow/Book: A round-headed man puts a pistol to his temple. With his other hand, he holds a finger to his ear to dampen the blast. He grimaces. What Gillis (Gil Murray) has shown us in this simple cartoon is what many of our greatest comedians show us: that in the face of life’s biggest miseries, our little efforts mean nothing. And here,…

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