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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Dec. 3rd Tarot Workshop

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Are you curious about Tarot? A Tarot lover? Well did you know that the Tarot can be used not only for prediction and personal growth, but also as a tool for unlocking your imagination and creativity?Join us for a 3 hour hands-on Tarot writing & drawing workshop, with Aliza Einhorn, Tarot Reader and Astrologer. -no Tarot or writing/artistic skill required -please bring something to write with (pencil, pen, markers,…

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Jess Ruliffson Speaks at the Alachua County Library

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SAW teacher, Jess Ruliffson, will be speaking at our local library on her work with veterans and portrait painting. RSVP on Facebook here. Comics at the Library: Picturing Veterans Stories with Cartoonist Jess Ruliffson Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 1pm-2pm Alachua County Headquarters Branch Library 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Award-winning cartoonist Jess Ruliffson has spent the past five years interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for…

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7/29 SAW Summer Projects at Eleanor Blair Studio

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For students in Jess Ruliffson’s Comics Basics and Tom Hart’s Summer Snakes classes, this summer was a time to overcome the heat, the handcramps and dig deep into comics. Join us at Eleanor Blair Studio to see what they produced in these short 7 week classes. Featuring Morgan Swiers, Amy Lindroth (Amelia Cecelia), George Ryan Perez, Caitlin Hare, Sally Breedlove, Maxine Marie, Roxanne Palmer, and Sylvia Ashwell. Friday, July…

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Our New Instructor, Jess Ruliffson

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We’re so so happy to have Jess Ruliffson here from New York to start teaching at SAW. She’s been teaching an amazing intro to comics class in summer 2016 and will be teaching gouache painting and non-fiction comics in the 2016-2017 school year. Ruliffson is and award-winning cartoonist currently interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars for a full-length graphic novel. She’s given lectures and workshops at The…

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Jen Sandwich Art Show

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We had a great show with Bradenton artist Jen Sandwich Oakland/Bradenton comics artist Jen Sandwich is known for her frenetic and fun diary comics detailing and drawing most people like rabbits. Her books Total Trash were recently collected into Meaningless: Total Trash and is an amazing collection of angst and glee.

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The Odyssey of Sergeant Brennan

  We at SAW are incredibly proud to have packaged and contributed to this book. Written by the genius Bryan Doerries, drawn in part by SAW’s Justine Mara Andersen and Jess Ruliffson, lettered co-colored by SAW’s Sally Cantirino and co-edited and packaged by Tom Hart, this is an important book we hope everyone will see and share. The Odyssey Of Sergeant Jack Brennan by Bryan Doerries, Joëlle Jones and various…

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Dan Adkins & Another Lesson On Mortality

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Dan Adkins: March 15, 1937 – May 8, 2013 Here’s the thing, I hadn’t known until today that Dan Adkins, one of my mentors, had died. Stick with me, there’s a lot to this, so let me lay this on you slowly. Lately you may have noticed a certain pattern in many of my posts; posts written prior to this latest loss. I have been thinking a lot about…

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