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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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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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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Thank you to the SAW teachers

I want to thank here the many fantastic teachers who have walked into my life here at SAW, whose role I could never have predicted when I began thinking about the place in 2010. These great teachers and inspiring artists have made SAW a haven, a beacon, a caldron – a place for students to work hard and learn this form. Justine Mara Andersen First, my amazing friend Justine…

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Article about Tom, Leela and Erin about Best American Comics

SAW teachers Tom Hart and Leela Corman and SAW board of director Erin Curry and friend of SAW Lauren Groff were all featured in this article about The Best American Comics. Read the whole article here: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141130/ARTICLES/141129646/1004/living?p=1&tc=pg Duck Pond neighbors share ‘Best’ spotlight   Tom Hart, his wife, Leela Corman, and Erin Curry attend a book signing in 2012. Hart, director and co-founder of the Sequential Artists Workshop, was included…

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