Jen Sandwich Art Show

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We had a great show with Bradenton artist Jen Sandwich Oakland/Bradenton comics artist Jen Sandwich is known for her frenetic and fun diary comics detailing and drawing most people like rabbits. Her books Total Trash were recently collected into Meaningless: Total Trash and is an amazing collection of angst and glee.

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This week: Dave Kiersh and Dylan Horrocks!

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To anyone within the sound of our voice, please come out to SAW Friday 11 am to hear a talk from Dave Kiersh, author of Afterschool Special, and  Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes.   Also Tuesday afternoon or maybe evening (check with us soon), the amazing Dylan Horrocks, showcasing his new Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen…

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Gainesville Arts Pride Round Up 1

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Wax Wings:   Lauren Groff and her amazing new book:   Erin Curry http://erincurry.com/maybe-we-are-the-door/#6   Cindy Steiler   Padgett Powell and Former Student and now Harpers Story Writer Becca Evanhoe http://lithub.com/in-which-padgett-powell-employs-an-extended-scatological-metaphor/  http://harpers.org/archive/2014/09/they-were-awake/   Margaret Tolbert   Little Jake Mitchell and the Soul Searchers   I love the Gainesville Arts Scene – Lots more to come!  

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Ed Piskor Workshop March 2015

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Ed Piskor was here in March 2015 and taught an amazing workshop. One student said it changed his life. Meanwhile, Ed never stopped drawing, making sure the weekly installment of Hip-Hop Family Tree got done. So, in the pics, below you’ll see Ed working on the strip that became this episode. THANKS ED!    

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Aidan Koch Workshop 2015

Aidan Koch came in March 2015 and taught an amazing workshop. 10 or more of us crammed into SAW every day for a fascinating lecture on drawing, storytelling, contemporary art, and were set loose to work on assignments each day. Everyone had a mind-expanding time. Thanks so much to Aidan for coming to SAW to teach!

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Art and Veteran Stories with Jess Ruliffson, Friday March 27

Friday  March 27, 7 pm to 10 pm Award winning artist Jess Ruliffson has spent the past four years interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for an ongoing graphic novel. SAW is proud to show excerpts from those stories and interviews for ArtWalk, March 27 at 7pm. Here’s a recent story about gaming while shelled in Iraq: https://thenib.com/rpg-9d45eda73160 She will also be showing work from The Odyssey of…

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Scenes from the Aidan Koch workshop, day 1

After a morning of showing her work, and detailing many of the processes in creating The Whale, The Blonde Woman, Q and other comics, Aidan Koch led the SAW attendees through a small and powerful exercise. Lots of drawing outside onto prescribed pages. We had to look for specific content: exteriors, movement sequences, faces, etc.   These sneakers showed up in at least three comics:     Aidan doing…

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Details for attendees of the Ed Piskor workshop!

Ed says to bring the following: 1.  A ream of 8.5 X 11″ computer paper. (SAW will have some to start with, if you want to wait til Monday or so to buy your own in town at SOMA Art Hub or CVS, etc.) 2.  Pens.  Whatever you normally draw with, plus some general office supply-type pens. 3.  Pencils with erasers.  A small pencil sharpener too. We have two big…

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