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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Scenes from the SAW Sketch Night

SAW Sketch Night was a terrific event. Hosted at the Acrosstown Repertory Theater and co produced and directed by Tom and Sheila Bishop of crookedletter . We had a great time drawing for our fabulous actors Dan Kuhn and Carolyn Salt, working with them, giving them ideas and prompts, listening to them and combining our skills and forms. Below is some pictures. Come back next year for SAW Sketch Two!…

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UF Comics Conference with Trina Robbins and Megan Kelso

The legendary and incredibly vibrant and funny Trina Robbins came to Gainesville this weekend, along with Megan Kelso, creator of Queen of the Black, Black, Artichoke Tales, and Watergate Sue for the 2013 comics conference focusing on women in comics. Leela also was an invited guest. Leela and Trina at Leonardo’s Megan Kelso’s talk about place in her comics at SAW   Trina and journalist/curator Dina Weinstein listening to…

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Tom Hart’s afterward for the Gillis book

I happily wrote this about the Gillis ArtShow/Book: A round-headed man puts a pistol to his temple. With his other hand, he holds a finger to his ear to dampen the blast. He grimaces. What Gillis (Gil Murray) has shown us in this simple cartoon is what many of our greatest comedians show us: that in the face of life’s biggest miseries, our little efforts mean nothing. And here,…

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End of the semester student show, 2012!

We had an amazing End-Of-The-Semester Show, thanks to everyone who came out! Tomis from Display Gallery made this cat head, Tom from SAW is wearing it.   Sally, Eric, Adrian, and instructor John Ronan all in the picture at the show   Professor Elif A. made baclava and burek, yum! Shots of mini-comics from Adrian, Eric and Majed Great shot from above A great showing and great work on the…

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History of the Sequential Artists Workshop, 2012

The IRS is requiring a list of our events and history, so we thought we’d share it here: Narrative Description of our Activities. We have supported our mission of nurturing and educating sequential artists and promoted sequential art and sequential art literacy in our culture in the following ways: 2011 Published Seriously Comics and Isra, two single-issue newspapers in advance of SAW official Florida opening. Promoted via the internet…

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