Year-Long Program

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

Read More

Apply now!

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

Apply Online Here

Work for Clients

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Excerpts from The Act of Drawing

Discovered a great book at the shared house for itinerant artists at the Hui No’Eau center: Edward Laning’s The Act of Drawing Here are some excerpts and some of my commentary below them. From The Act of Drawing, by Edward Laning p9. Artistic potential is develpoed and perfected only by practice, initially in close association with a respected master, and by frequent and studious visits to the musuem. These…

Read More

Images of Loss – The Angelus, Millet

SAW faculty member Dan Stepp texts over a loss image, by Millet, The Angelus. Read a bit about it here. This is why I like to surround myself by people smarter than me: to help me through the world. Dan also recommends the book Pictures and Tears by James Elkins, which I’m ordering now. He also sends in Van Gogh’s Old Man in Sorrow  

Read More

SAW space in progress

Thank to Chris Fillie and the great guys at My Vibrant Community for outfitting the SAW space, happening now. We’re busy stocking up on drawing tables and chairs while he’s working on the walls, the doors, the lighting, etc. The entrance is on the other side of that palm tree. SAW – A great space for great work.

Read More

Welcoming Carrie Guss

We’re pleased to announce that we added Carrie Guss as our teacher for our Literary Exploration class. Carrie currently teaches undergraduate creative writing at the University of Florida, and is finishing up her MFA in Fiction. She has a degree in Politics and Media Studies from Pomona College, where she studied creative nonfiction under David Foster Wallace. She is working on a collection of short stories. She also has…

Read More

Images of Loss

Images of Loss Andrea Tsurumi sends this in. I invite others to share. You can comment, but because we never figured out our spam filter, we have to moderate/approve them and that could be only once a day. Or you can email us at thesaw@sequentialartistsworkshop.org and we’ll post the relevant ones on this thread or elsewhere. Thanks, everyone ———————- Here’s an owl typed by our dear friend Maddie. Thank…

Read More

Images of Loss- Calvin and Hobbes

From Robyn Chapman: I saw your post seeking images of loss. Perhaps this one has crossed your mind. And offering it up, I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m trivializing what you’re going through. Even as a pet owner and vegetarian for life, I would never say the death of an animal is the same as the death of a person. It’s the well-known, well-loved Calvin and Hobbes sequence…

Read More

Thanks from Leela and Tom

Dear supporters and curious readers, We want to thank you for all of your support – your words, cards, notes, and sometimes food and always your love- during this painful time. As many of you know, Leela and I lost our precious, amazing, awe-inspiring, life-giving daughter, Rosalie Lightning Corman Hart, earlier this month. We are bereft and devastated. We plan on spending most of December visiting loved ones and…

Read More

Leela Corman’s radio show

Having finally finished her giant graphic novel, Leela has been already busy working on other creative projects. She sent this out yesterday to share one of them, and we thought we’d share it here. “Hello friends – As some of you know, we moved to beautiful Gainesville, Florida a couple of months ago. It’s a great town, full of interesting people and places. And I guess their standards are…

Read More

The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons G-K

William Ellis Greene (Weg) Maurice Henry Don Herold Syd Hoff, for Collier’s Gerard Hoffnung, forPunch Poul Holck Lee Holley, Ponytail Alberto Huici, Ja-Ja Once again from the The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons from which this came: “ALBERTO HUICI (1929-?) exhibited a love from drawing at an early age, and he sold his first cartoon in 1945, while still going to school. From then on he worked as a freelancer,…

Read More

SAW space-to-be

We finalized our space and signed off on this great space, a former wood-shop behind the fabulous Civic Media Center, behind a Citizen’s Food co-op (with free coffee), next to the Display Gallery and across from the wild Church of the Holy Colors performance/art space. It’s currently RAW RAW RAW, but will make a great one-room school house, with enough room for our library, tools, a publishing station and…

Read More