Announcement Re: Kurt Wolfgang

We would like to inform our community here in Gainesville, as well as the larger comics community, that Kurt Wolfgang / Kurt Holley is no longer on the Sequential Artists Workshop faculty. Kurt is no longer allowed on school premises or to attend SAW functions. The actions described in the police report are horrific. Violence against women cannot and must not be minimized or normalized. We hope his victim is…

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Comics for Writers Class

Comics For Writers

Comic for Writers 5 Tuesdays March 14 – April 18, 6:30-9:00 PM Tom Hart will be teaching this class specifically for people who already have a regular writing practice. We’ll be doing lots of comics experiments to learn how to use the visual medium in a rich way. I Love Writers! I’ve met a lot of writers who want to do comics. There are so many worries and things to think…

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Struggling with the Details in your Drawings?

Depth and Details

If you’re like me, you struggle with details and clarity in your drawings. When I met Justine Andersen in 2012, suddenly I had a mentor to help me. She is a brilliant artist and a generous teacher and I immediately hired her at my school to cover ground I couldn’t: the masterful control of space and technique in a drawing. Justine says: Have you ever wondered how to get more…

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Nicole Rifkin’s on Creating Visual Essays

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We did a FB Live broadcast of the Nicole Rifkin‘s talk today at SAW (our first, so excuse the, err, “videography”). During the talk, Nicole broke down the process of developing a visual essay for publication. Her talk is full of insights into telling stories visually, and we’re honored to have had Nicole speak at SAW. Also, aside from being a top-notch illustrator for places like the New Yorker and Fast…

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Upcoming classes and Workshops!

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Upcoming Classes and Workshops! Get Your Worry On! We’re super excited to announce our spring workshop visiting artist will be Laura Park! Feb 27- Mar 3, 2017 Critic Rob Clough says, “Park is unquestionably one of the most skilled cartoonists around. She’s best known for illustrating other people’s projects for a living, but her own autobio comics are at once funny, heart-breaking and sharply observed. Her self-caricature is one…

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Life is short, make comics. (Part II)

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The first month of SAW, Dylan Horrocks came. In his lecture he talked about how physical drawing was (a sentiment Leela echoed throughout the year). He likened it to singing and said that like a singer, you have to do scales and warm up. Seeing him redraw entire pages, was so freeing—if he didn’t get it right the first time, why should I? So much of what I learned…

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Presentations on Humanizing

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We showed two Presentation and homework for November 28, 2016. For those who missed it we watched two film essays, and discussed with grim sadness the situation in Allepo, through the twitter feed of the 7-year old girl, Bana Alabed, who I pray is alive when you read this. Below are the films and some quick points I gleaned from them. Some notes I took: -It’s about the emotional…

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Life is short, make comics. (Part I)

It was published in Ink Brick #3.

  Does this sound like you? For a few years before SAW, my creative life was not going so well. I had an OK-could-be-more-frequent-more-discliplined studio practice. I had a healthy journaling practice. Every once in a while I’d get struck by lightning. An entire comic would come to my mind’s eye and I’d put it down. I still felt unsure about whether I really wanted to make comics. Most 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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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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