Scenes from the Low-Res Week

Scenes from Wednesday and Thursday at the SAW’s Low-Res Week. Some new books, lots of breakthroughs, great talk, great music, rest. A package of great donated books from Derik Badman Wednesday night party Youtube hole, watching Turkish ET, Stairway to Stardom and Don Herzfeldt Sally has an inking breakthrough Elvis doing the best drawings of her life   Jared working quietly and productively on character sketches and inking practice…

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John Porcellino’s SAW Diary

John Porcellino has been publishing a diary of his time at SAW in March 2012. That diary is being posted daily for one week at TCJ.com. An excerpt below, the link is here. I arranged the desks, set up my projector, put out some King-Cats and book collections and waited. Sure enough, people came. Students came from Seattle, Chicago, New York, and as far away as Australia and the…

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Justine Demos Inking Techniques with Toothpicks

Justine gave a great class recently on techniques for inking with – wait for it – toothpicks. (Her abundant chocolate supply isn’t the only reason we keep her around, also the creativity). We weren’t expecting much from toothpick art, but look at these lovely illustrations! Especially that beautiful beard! We will never again underestimate the power of mundane objects for impressive art-making.  And here’s some student work, featuring more…

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John Porcellino Workshop Wrap-Up

My many many thanks to John Porcellino for coming to Gainesville for 5 days to teach, and my many many thanks to the 14 students we had during the week. You produced great work, great times were had, and many positive new comics-creating neural pathways were created. Thanks to everyone, and congratulations. More photos on Faceybook and FlickrHello attendees of the John Porcellino workshop at SAW, Personal note to all…

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Image and Metaphor Summit with Tim Kreider and Majed Badra

Tim Kreider came to SAW to discuss with Cartoonist Majed Badra and myself the issues of expressing charged themes in single images, in addressing concerns of sensitivity, the powerful vs the powerlessness, coming to historical understandings in political situations, plus also just cramming concepts and images together to get strong visceral cartoons. Great lectures, great discussions and great exercises made for a great professional development at SAW. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150697217572437.450557.552562436&type=1

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SAW at SPX

QUICK note to say Tom Hart and others from SAW will be at SPX 2012 in Bethesda, MD this weekend, Sept 9-11, 2012 with copies of Seriously Comics, ISRA, and lots of postcards and fliers. PLUS we will be teaming up with CCS’s Alec Longstreth to offer a one-hour workshop in mini-comics! Hope to see you there!

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