Year-Long Program

Come to SAW's intensive, affordable, year-long program in and sharpen your vision in Gainesville, FL.

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Apply here for the 2017-2018 year-long program in comics.

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Work for Clients

Hire SAW to create vivid, smart comics, animated shorts, book illustrations, or create visual learning materials.

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Justine's Thoughts

Commit to your art and define yourself with all your heart. Blog posts by Justine Mara Andersen, our life-changing drawing teacher.

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SAW Year Long Program

How can you make your work better? How do you become an artist?  The SAW Single-Year Program Whether your interest is personal stories, graphic…

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Online Classes

We are updating our online courses every day! Please click here for our online offerings. In our classes we’ll take you from inspiration and…

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Projects

We at SAW are happy to help non-profits, public agencies, etc. help get their message across. Contact us if you’d like help with your…

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Donate

One time donation to help us keep comics accessible to all: (click above to donate)  Or offer a sustaining donation to the cartoonists of…

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SAW Micro-grant awardees for April 2013

We here at the Sequential Artists Workshop are extremely happy to announce our two awardees for the SAW Micro-grant for April 2013. The two awardees, decided upon by our five judges from a pool of several dozen applicants are Alabaster and Asher Z. Craw.  Each will receive a check for $250 from SAW for their projects.   Alabaster     Alabaster has wowed readers since her days at School…

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Scenes from the SAW Sketch Night

SAW Sketch Night was a terrific event. Hosted at the Acrosstown Repertory Theater and co produced and directed by Tom and Sheila Bishop of crookedletter . We had a great time drawing for our fabulous actors Dan Kuhn and Carolyn Salt, working with them, giving them ideas and prompts, listening to them and combining our skills and forms. Below is some pictures. Come back next year for SAW Sketch Two!…

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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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