Metaphrog and Thi Bui in Gainesville May 24 and 30!

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Two exciting evenings with great creators coming soon! May 24 2017, John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs, or Metaphrog. Their new book is a beautiful adaptation of The Little Mermaid. This event is at the Milhopper Library. https://www.facebook.com/events/1958370027733020/ Read more about Metaphrog here   And May 30, 2017 Thi Bui’s amazing new graphic memoir is about her family’s flight from Vietnam during the Vietnam war. A stunning story that makes…

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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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Jess Ruliffson Speaks at the Alachua County Library

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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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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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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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Carol Tyler Visit to SAW

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Our many thanks to Carol Tyler for gracing SAW with her expert critiquing, a preview and behind-the-scenes look at the complete version of You’ll Never Know and more. She drew Molly Rose, discussed the undergrounds with history teacher John Ronan, and made a pen out a sea gull feather. Carol is a true true artist, with power and longevity. She gave us so much by being here. Our many…

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Busy final month at SAW

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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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Rich Tommaso’s visit to SAW

Thanks to Rich Tommaso, for coming to SAW to show his amazing artwork, to talk about his career, to speak to the Gainesville public, to use our space a little and to donate a piece for our gallery! SAW students listening to Tommaso and rifling through his sketchbooks: Scenes from the Art Show: Interviewing Tommaso at the Gainesville Library: Rich and Amy enjoy the Gainesville life: Rich getting some…

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