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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Thank you to the SAW teachers

I want to thank here the many fantastic teachers who have walked into my life here at SAW, whose role I could never have predicted when I began thinking about the place in 2010. These great teachers and inspiring artists have made SAW a haven, a beacon, a caldron – a place for students to work hard and learn this form. Justine Mara Andersen First, my amazing friend Justine…

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What you helped us achieve in 2014

2014 at SAW

I want to thank you for all you’ve achieved by donating to The Sequential Artists Workshop. In 2014,we graduated our second class of full-time college-level students and welcomed our third, and biggest class. That third class has 10 students, 7 of whom are women. We teamed with a local gallery and hosted a major comics show, Abstraction in Sequential Art, and hosted two visiting artists for week-long workshops. We…

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Funding gifts rolling off the presses

  A sneak peek at some of the Riso zines and posters coming off the Risograph for our year-end fundraiser. If you haven’t donated, you can do so now at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742 $30 gets you the Riso Round Up featuring all of our student minis, and just $25 gets you the Ron Rege Poster, above! At  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742    

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How to not be afraid of a Risograph

Within our first week of classes, Tom showed us the risograph in the corner of the classroom (it’s an upgrade to your common photocopier, commonly used in printing comics). Hearing horror stories that it was a complicated, finicky, loud and frankly downright intimidating machine, I was convinced there was no way I’d ever be able to learn how to use it. It became a personal mission to avoid at…

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New Testimonials

Friends, thank you for year-end donations to SAW at our fundraiser link. igg.me/p/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742 You’ve helped students like Chance, Michelle,  Jenny and Joseph: I trust myself now to give one hell of a story whether it be one panel or a crazy number of pages and I also trust myself to keep going if that story falls flat. The confidence is real and I don’t think I could have done that…

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Article about Tom, Leela and Erin about Best American Comics

SAW teachers Tom Hart and Leela Corman and SAW board of director Erin Curry and friend of SAW Lauren Groff were all featured in this article about The Best American Comics. Read the whole article here: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141130/ARTICLES/141129646/1004/living?p=1&tc=pg Duck Pond neighbors share ‘Best’ spotlight   Tom Hart, his wife, Leela Corman, and Erin Curry attend a book signing in 2012. Hart, director and co-founder of the Sequential Artists Workshop, was included…

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Jason Little Visit to SAW

Jason Little, cartoonist of BEE Comix, and Borb (coming soon from Uncivilized Press), teacher at SVA and current holder of the 3-D comics torch, came to SAW to give a series of presentations. First, a fun Borb show, with music and sound effects, then a lecture/demo/exercise on perspective, and THEN, a presentation on the history of 3-D comics and some amazing examples. Amazing fun for all.

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Carol Tyler Visit to SAW

Carol Tyler Flickr Set

Our many thanks to Carol Tyler for gracing SAW with her expert critiquing, a preview and behind-the-scenes look at the complete version of You’ll Never Know and more. She drew Molly Rose, discussed the undergrounds with history teacher John Ronan, and made a pen out a sea gull feather. Carol is a true true artist, with power and longevity. She gave us so much by being here. Our many…

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