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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Sitting on a treasure trove of research and true stories? Jess Ruliffson’s Non-Fiction Comics Course

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Are you sitting on a treasure trove of research? http://sequentialartistsworkshop.thinkific.com/courses/non-fiction-comics Do you have too many good true stories or interviews? Wondering how to start turning these sources into the rich combination of words and pictures of comics? In this course I will personally walk you through moving from rich research material to rich graphic storytelling. We’ll survey examples and examine what works well and what doesn’t in comics, and I’ll show you…

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All Obstacles Will Be Removed When You Get Here

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Our year-long student Maxine said this: “All Obstacles Will Be Removed When You Get Here” and I laughed, Ha ha, right! But our regular visitor and student Deanna said “it’s true” and then they went back and forth, discussing the obstacles they’d seen removed once someone got to SAW. “You remember J?” She said. When his ATM card stopped working and he was eating nothing but rice and tea…

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ONLINE OPEN HOUSE! June 5, 8 pm!

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https://www.facebook.com/events/272078976595870/ Ever wish you could see SAW for yourself? Peek inside the crazy comics clubhouse that is the Sequential Artists Workshop this Monday for a Facebook Live Open House. You’ll meet Tom Hart, SAW founder and author of the NYT best-selling graphic memoir Rosalie Lightning, plus SAW students, alumni and other cartoonists who make up our vibrant community. During the Open House, SAW cartoonists will show you our drool-worthy…

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Metaphrog and Thi Bui in Gainesville May 24 and 30!

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Two exciting evenings with great creators coming soon! May 24 2017, John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, or Metaphrog. Their new book is a beautiful adaptation of The Little Mermaid. This event is at the Milhopper Library. https://www.facebook.com/events/1958370027733020/ Read more about Metaphrog here   And May 30, 2017 Thi Bui’s amazing new graphic memoir is about her family’s flight from Vietnam during the Vietnam war. A stunning story that makes…

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Justine’s Advice

I always say Justine is my favorite teacher. Here’s a post that shows why, from today in her Depth and Details group. STUDENT: It’s hard to be: 1. Honest about where you are 2. Hopeful about where you want to go 3. Kind enough to yourself to gently nudge yourself closer to number 2, while challenging yourself enough to grow. Oh, and keeping a solid practice. This was a…

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Tarot Workshop Saturday, May 20 at 1 PM – 5 PM

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Every Picture Tells a Story – Saturday, May 20 at 1 PM – 5 PM So you want to create a Tarot deck? Don’t know where to start? Or maybe you have some ideas already? I can help! Tarot is my life. I’m a professional Tarot Reader, Astrologer, and writer, and in this second Tarot Workshop at SAW, we will discuss the STRUCTURE of the deck and all the…

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Sandra Gail Lambert Workshops and Comics For Writers Testimonial

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I was honored that local writer Sandra Gail Lambert took my Comics For Writers course at SAW this past month. May 7 and 21st, Sandra is teaching two workshops in writing personal essays at the downtown library. Check them out! Read about them in detail here: http://sandragaillambert.com/news-and-events/ And her testimonial of my class is here: http://sandragaillambert.com/comics-and-visual-storytelling-for-writers/ Thank you Sandra! -TH

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