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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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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You have to go back in for the snakes

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When you are writing or making art, sometimes you are not addressing the real issues. Why are you making it? What is compelling you to tell this story? What hurts, scares or haunts you? You can’t just rescue the gerbils, the bunnies and the kitties. YOU HAVE TO GO BACK FOR THE SNAKES.     Thanks to Megan Kelso and Tim Krieder.

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From Comics To Swan Lake

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Question: So what happens when a flat-broke comic book artist/illustrator and teacher is asked to create set designs for the ballet? Answer: She does it. Sounds easy, but the truth is when I got the call from Kim Tuttle at Pofahl Studios to create set designs for their upcoming production of the ballet “A Haunted Swan Lake,” (to be performed at the The Philips Center here in Gainesville), I…

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Lives you’ve helped change…

YOU help our students succeed.  Need more proof that your donation helps? Thanks to you, here’s how you’ve changed some of our artists’ lives. “The teachers at The Sequential Artist’s Workshop work with you individually and as a group to address all of these areas of concern and foster growth by equipping you with new sources of inspiration, tools, techniques and of course, with knowledge. Perhaps most importantly, SAW’s…

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Mediocrity

“But why diminish your soul being run-of-the-mill at something? Mediocrity: now there is ugliness for you. Mediocrity’s a hairball coughed up on the Persian carpet of Creation.” ― Tom Robbins, “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle

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Interview with Tom Hart

Thanks Jordanne Lourito for stopping by and interviewing me for a class project! Her website can be seen here: https://jlauritoportfolio.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/the-mind-behind-the-sequential-artists-workshop/

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This week: Dave Kiersh and Dylan Horrocks!

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To anyone within the sound of our voice, please come out to SAW Friday 11 am to hear a talk from Dave Kiersh, author of Afterschool Special, and  Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes.   Also Tuesday afternoon or maybe evening (check with us soon), the amazing Dylan Horrocks, showcasing his new Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen…

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The Process, Justine’s Odysseus Pages (part 2)

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The post originally appeared on my site: barefootjustine.com 2 of 6: In these 6 entries I am going to walk you step by step through the process I went through to create 6 of the 17 pages I pencilled and inked for the upcoming “The Odyssey Of Sergeant Jack Brennan” graphic novel. This is a DARPA funded project intended to assist veterans with PTSD. The power of myth lies…

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Non-Linear Logic, Set 1

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EXCLUSIVE TO SAW! Many years ago I started this cartoon series, an exercise in reducing everything I knew into the fewest lines with the most limitations I could impose upon it and still make it emote. I’m not saying it was terribly original, nor that it had never been done before, but I really enjoyed making these, I called them “Non-Linear Logic.” One of my ambitions in creating these…

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Following Your Heart, Purpose, & Talent

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Sadhguru speaks on following your talents, your heart and true purpose. What goes for India goes for the West as well. Ask yourself whether your heart, passions and talents are making your decisions, or whether your parents, the “American Dream” or social pressures are making your decisions…

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The Process, Justine’s Odysseus Pages

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This entry originally appeared on my blog at barefootjustine.com 1 of 6: In these 6 entries I am going to walk you step by step through the process I went through to create 6 of the 17 pages I pencilled and inked for the upcoming “The Odyssey Of Sergeant Jack Brennan” graphic novel. This is a DARPA funded project intended to assist veterans with PTSD. The power of myth…

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