Images of Loss – The Angelus, Millet

SAW faculty member Dan Stepp texts over a loss image, by Millet, The Angelus. Read a bit about it here. This is why I like to surround myself by people smarter than me: to help me through the world. Dan also recommends the book Pictures and Tears by James Elkins, which I’m ordering now. He also sends in Van Gogh’s Old Man in Sorrow  

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Welcoming Carrie Guss

We’re pleased to announce that we added Carrie Guss as our teacher for our Literary Exploration class. Carrie currently teaches undergraduate creative writing at the University of Florida, and is finishing up her MFA in Fiction. She has a degree in Politics and Media Studies from Pomona College, where she studied creative nonfiction under David Foster Wallace. She is working on a collection of short stories. She also has…

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Leela Corman’s radio show

Having finally finished her giant graphic novel, Leela has been already busy working on other creative projects. She sent this out yesterday to share one of them, and we thought we’d share it here. “Hello friends – As some of you know, we moved to beautiful Gainesville, Florida a couple of months ago. It’s a great town, full of interesting people and places. And I guess their standards are…

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Finishing Unterzakhn

Finalizing Unterzakhn, getting the book into InDesign Finalizing some grey tones This is the book that broke the scanner. Crashed it. I mean the scanner fell off the shelf and crashed to the floor. All the remaining scans are coming out all shudderry: Viva la scanner. Viva la Unterzakhn!

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Finishing Unterzakhn 2

Still working on finishing Unterzakhn. Reordering, deleting, cutting, pasting, Leela is busy drawing new panels and pages, Some screen shots: Great dry brush on this vomiting woman. Lee felt the characters needed to be split apart in this panel. Note the profile in the negative space of the last panel. Pretty sure she’s got to draw something there now. Leela inking some hair. I love watching her ink hair.

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Unterzakhn in Progress

Leela has been hard at work finishing Unterzakhn since we relocated to Gainesville. She’s been busy with productions, adding tones, rewrites, re-draws and I’ve been editing, compiling, serving as Walter Murch to her Francis Ford Coppola. This is an accurate analogy. Leela has approached this project very organically, with high degrees of “rehearsal” and improvisation of scenes, until they’ve been right. Some scenes from years ago have been rewritten,…

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John Porcellino’s Wildlife Paintings

John P’s wildlife paintings came in this week and if you’re luck enough to have pledged enough during our fundraiser  receive this reward, you can expect one of these in the next few weeks. If you’re one of the 6 or 7 and would prefer a certain one, let us know FAST, as they’re going out next week. Thanks John! And check out the classes page to find out…

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