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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Our newest instructor, Kurt Wolfgang

Kurt Wolfgang

We want to welcome our newest instructor, the amazing Kurt Wolfgang to SAW. Kurt has been around since the 90s, doing award winning, eye-catching great comics. From Where Hats Go, the big surprise in NON#5, to his recent Nothing Eve and other work in MOME, Kurt has always done seriously playful, interesting, inventive work steeped in classic cartooning traditions. I stole one of his layouts for my book. He’ll…

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Tom Hart

Tom Hart by Seth Kushner

Tom Hart is a cartoonist and the Executive Director of The Sequential Artists Workshop, a school and arts organization in Gainesville, Florida. He is the creator of the Hutch Owen series of graphic novels and books, and has been nominated for all the major industry awards. His The Collected Hutch Owen was nominated for best graphic novel in 2000. He was an early recipient of a Xeric Grant for self-publishing cartoonists, and has been on…

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Justine Mara Andersen

Polar Bear

Justine Mara Andersen was mentored by and learned from top names in the industry, including such luminaries as P. Craig Russell (Elric, Sandman), Val Mayerik (Punisher, Conan), Frank Thorne (Red Sonja), John Workman, Jim Steranko and Jeffrey Catherine Jones, but struck out on her own to create her long-running series Mara, Celtic Shamaness for Fantagraphics as well as working as an inker and illustrator for DC Comics, Image Comics,…

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Leela Corman

Leela Corman

 Leela Corman is an illustrator, cartoonist, and Middle Eastern dancer.. She studied painting, printmaking, and illustration at Massachusetts College of Art. She began her career in comics as an undergraduate, self-publishing three issues of her minicomic, Flimflam. This caught the eye of many readers and small press fans, and she went on to win a Xeric Grant in Fall 1999 for the publication of her first graphic novel, “Queen’s…

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John Ronan

John Ronan

History teacher John Ronan has been an instructor at UF, is a founding member of Image/Text, has worked for Fantagraphics and is working on a folio about Frederik Opper. His comics history is unparalleled.

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