Upcoming classes and Workshops!


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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Jess Ruliffson Speaks at the Alachua County Library


SAW teacher, Jess Ruliffson, will be speaking at our local library on her work with veterans and portrait painting. RSVP on Facebook here. Comics at the Library: Picturing Veterans Stories with Cartoonist Jess Ruliffson Saturday, December 10th, 2016, 1pm-2pm Alachua County Headquarters Branch Library 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601 Award-winning cartoonist Jess Ruliffson has spent the past five years interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for…

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Friday Night, The Witching Hour Art Show!


A group exhibit of art from cartoonists all over the world around the theme of “the witching hour.” The exhibit will be open from 7 – 10pm with tarot readings, art installations and a purifying ritual involving the summoning of Bob Ross. Tarot readings by Sally Cantirino, Roxanne Palmer and Maxine Worthy for $3 with (proceeds going to SAW).

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7/29 SAW Summer Projects at Eleanor Blair Studio

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For students in Jess Ruliffson’s Comics Basics and Tom Hart’s Summer Snakes classes, this summer was a time to overcome the heat, the handcramps and dig deep into comics. Join us at Eleanor Blair Studio to see what they produced in these short 7 week classes. Featuring Morgan Swiers, Amy Lindroth (Amelia Cecelia), George Ryan Perez, Caitlin Hare, Sally Breedlove, Maxine Marie, Roxanne Palmer, and Sylvia Ashwell. Friday, July…

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Virtual Open House Thursday, June 2 at 9pm EST

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We’ll be hosting a Virtual Open House for all those who are curious about SAW! Tom Hart and a rag tag group of students and alumni will all be around on the Tweet-o-Sphere and Tumblr-Swamp to answer your questions about SAW. Ask us about the year-long program. Ask us about workshops. Ask us what Gainesville is like. Ask us about the mentorship model of teaching. Ask us for inking tips….

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Jen Sandwich Art Show

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We had a great show with Bradenton artist Jen Sandwich Oakland/Bradenton comics artist Jen Sandwich is known for her frenetic and fun diary comics detailing and drawing most people like rabbits. Her books Total Trash were recently collected into Meaningless: Total Trash and is an amazing collection of angst and glee.

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Celebration of Gil Murray’s humor and art at ART WALK

We are happy to be hosting a show of Gil Murray’s artwork. We are sad that Gil passed away earlier this year. We all loved his humor and creativity, and so we’re holding a posthumous show of his fabulous cartoons and light-handed watercolors. I hope you’ll come chuckle along with us at SAW, Friday  May 29, 7-10 pm. 18 SE 5th Ave at Main Street in Gainesville, FL. Behind the Citizen’s…

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Art and Veteran Stories with Jess Ruliffson, Friday March 27

Friday  March 27, 7 pm to 10 pm Award winning artist Jess Ruliffson has spent the past four years interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for an ongoing graphic novel. SAW is proud to show excerpts from those stories and interviews for ArtWalk, March 27 at 7pm. Here’s a recent story about gaming while shelled in Iraq: https://thenib.com/rpg-9d45eda73160 She will also be showing work from The Odyssey of…

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Details for attendees of the Ed Piskor workshop!

Ed says to bring the following: 1.  A ream of 8.5 X 11″ computer paper. (SAW will have some to start with, if you want to wait til Monday or so to buy your own in town at SOMA Art Hub or CVS, etc.) 2.  Pens.  Whatever you normally draw with, plus some general office supply-type pens. 3.  Pencils with erasers.  A small pencil sharpener too. We have two big…

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