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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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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End of the semester student show, 2012!

We had an amazing End-Of-The-Semester Show, thanks to everyone who came out! Tomis from Display Gallery made this cat head, Tom from SAW is wearing it.   Sally, Eric, Adrian, and instructor John Ronan all in the picture at the show   Professor Elif A. made baclava and burek, yum! Shots of mini-comics from Adrian, Eric and Majed Great shot from above A great showing and great work on the…

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Scenes from the Low-Res Week

Scenes from Wednesday and Thursday at the SAW’s Low-Res Week. Some new books, lots of breakthroughs, great talk, great music, rest. A package of great donated books from Derik Badman Wednesday night party Youtube hole, watching Turkish ET, Stairway to Stardom and Don Herzfeldt Sally has an inking breakthrough Elvis doing the best drawings of her life   Jared working quietly and productively on character sketches and inking practice…

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SAW Micro-grant awardees

We want to thank everyone for submitting to the SAW Micro-Grant. We were confronted with an enormous amount of dedication and energy, which as consumers and fellow artists, we are always excited to see. We saw a lot of amazing projects, obviously far far too many for our small organization to assist, but we saw some amazing projects. We want to congratulate our two winners: Jess Ruliffson For her…

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John Porcellino’s SAW Diary

John Porcellino has been publishing a diary of his time at SAW in March 2012. That diary is being posted daily for one week at TCJ.com. An excerpt below, the link is here. I arranged the desks, set up my projector, put out some King-Cats and book collections and waited. Sure enough, people came. Students came from Seattle, Chicago, New York, and as far away as Australia and the…

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Justine’s Overlays

Justine has been tutoring her Gainesville students in inking techniques. Our student C.J. has allowed us to show her art and Justine’s overlays. Justine and I always work with our students in person and online, to help them articulate their ideas in the best and clearest way possible. These are great examples.

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Justine Demos Inking Techniques with Toothpicks

Justine gave a great class recently on techniques for inking with – wait for it – toothpicks. (Her abundant chocolate supply isn’t the only reason we keep her around, also the creativity). We weren’t expecting much from toothpick art, but look at these lovely illustrations! Especially that beautiful beard! We will never again underestimate the power of mundane objects for impressive art-making.  And here’s some student work, featuring more…

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History of the Sequential Artists Workshop, 2012

The IRS is requiring a list of our events and history, so we thought we’d share it here: Narrative Description of our Activities. We have supported our mission of nurturing and educating sequential artists and promoted sequential art and sequential art literacy in our culture in the following ways: 2011 Published Seriously Comics and Isra, two single-issue newspapers in advance of SAW official Florida opening. Promoted via the internet…

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Shots from the LiveVibe TV Cast

  Pictures from the Live Vibe TV broadcast at University of Florida last week. That’s a 20 foot Hutch Owen and yes 9 Nancy Panels strung in a row with live improvised music playing along. Thank Fantagraphics and Mark Newgarden! Oh yeah and that’s me showing off pre-digital Rubylith at the desk to our host Mandy. Hi Mandy!

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