Aidan Koch Workshop 2015

Aidan Koch came in March 2015 and taught an amazing workshop. 10 or more of us crammed into SAW every day for a fascinating lecture on drawing, storytelling, contemporary art, and were set loose to work on assignments each day. Everyone had a mind-expanding time. Thanks so much to Aidan for coming to SAW to teach!

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Scenes from the Aidan Koch workshop, day 1

After a morning of showing her work, and detailing many of the processes in creating The Whale, The Blonde Woman, Q and other comics, Aidan Koch led the SAW attendees through a small and powerful exercise. Lots of drawing outside onto prescribed pages. We had to look for specific content: exteriors, movement sequences, faces, etc.   These sneakers showed up in at least three comics:     Aidan doing…

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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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Busy final month at SAW

Traumics, UF Comics Conference

We’re into our final month at SAW, and everyone is working on projects, finishing books, planning future anthologies. In recent days, we’ve had a Skype zip-a-tone session with Steve Weissman, (that’s us in the bottom right, thanks Steve!)   and we’re anxiously awaiting Carol Tyler’s talk at the annual UF Comics Conference.  You would have to be a knucklehead, to miss Carol’s keynote address, Saturday night, 7 pm at UF…

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SAW Micro-grant winners, Sept 2013

We want to thank all the cartoonists, young and old, north and south, who submitted to the SAW Micro-grant this 3rd round, Sept 2013. The SAW Micro-grant was begun from an awareness that artists need to look everywhere to find the support and money they need to keep going. We wish we had more to offer, but so long as we have this micro-amount, we want it to help…

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On accreditation, degrees, etc.

On accreditation, degrees etc., from the Executive Director Tom Hart: I’m convinced that a degree in cartooning does not do anything that an excellent education in cartooning does not, except drive up cost and enable you to convince faceless bureaucracies later that you can teach for them. Please trust that we want to enable you to impress those faceless bureaucracies, but our immediate goal is giving you a quality well-rounded education that enables you…

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