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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Our Spring Visiting Artist Workshop: Laura Park!

Laura Park March 2016 at SAW

We’re super excited to announce our spring workshop visiting artist will be Laura Park! Feb 27- Mar 3, 2017 From Rob Clough’s review: “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 of the best in comics–especially when she’s wearing…

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New adult classes in Fall 2016

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We’re offering two optional classes this year for adults. Check below for specific dates. All classes will be at SAW’s new location, unless otherwise noted. Tuesdays: Drawing on Location with Jess Ruliffson Gainesville becomes our classroom in this observational-focused drawing class. Students will choose to pursue study of figure and perspective in either gestural or formal techniques. Emphasis is placed on connecting with visual perceptions and recognizing drawing habits. Teacher will…

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Our New Instructor, Jess Ruliffson

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We’re so so happy to have Jess Ruliffson here from New York to start teaching at SAW. She’s been teaching an amazing intro to comics class in summer 2016 and will be teaching gouache painting and non-fiction comics in the 2016-2017 school year. Ruliffson is and award-winning cartoonist currently interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars for a full-length graphic novel. She’s given lectures and workshops at The…

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Summer Evening Classes at SAW, May 31-July 13

Jess Ruliffson

New adult classes in JUNE 2016 We’re offering two optional classes this year for adults. Each class will run 7 weeks from the week of May 31-July 13 ———————– COMICS BASICS! with Jess Ruliffson Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 – Acclaimed illustrator/cartoonist/comics journalist Jess Ruliffson joins us from New York to teach this summer’s Comics Basics Class. Learn the basics of visual storytelling, and create a short comic story by the end of the class. 7…

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The Odyssey of Sergeant Brennan

  We at SAW are incredibly proud to have packaged and contributed to this book. Written by the genius Bryan Doerries, drawn in part by SAW’s Justine Mara Andersen and Jess Ruliffson, lettered co-colored by SAW’s Sally Cantirino and co-edited and packaged by Tom Hart, this is an important book we hope everyone will see and share. The Odyssey Of Sergeant Jack Brennan by Bryan Doerries, Joëlle Jones and various…

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Interview with Tom Hart

Thanks Jordanne Lourito for stopping by and interviewing me for a class project! Her website can be seen here: https://jlauritoportfolio.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/the-mind-behind-the-sequential-artists-workshop/

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