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…

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Afternoon with Derek Ballard

Leela took a mini-break from Unterzakhn and Tom took a break from you-don’t-want-to-know-what, and we spent the afternoon with Gainesville’s Derek Ballard, (aka The Line Tamer) and looked at his book-in-progress, whose title I forget but the layout comes from those little Peanuts hardcovers you’d get in the 70s. Anyway. His super stylized way of drawing is fascinating. A contrast of angular and cold lines and shapes with robotic/sci-fi…

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John Porcellino’s Wildlife Paintings

John P’s wildlife paintings came in this week and if you’re luck enough to have pledged enough during our fundraiser  receive this reward, you can expect one of these in the next few weeks. If you’re one of the 6 or 7 and would prefer a certain one, let us know FAST, as they’re going out next week. Thanks John! And check out the classes page to find out…

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Ball Point Boxers

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? The Backstory In 1950, LIFE Magazine published photos from an event dubbed “Ball Point Bathing Suits”… a racy cocktail party / fashion show at which popular strip cartoonists were invited to draw all over models in white swimtanks.  The photos were brought to our attention in 2009, courtesy of the Beat.  (“The Happiest Cartoonist of All Time,” original article.) “All that’s missing is a…

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