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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Jason Little Visit to SAW

Jason Little, cartoonist of BEE Comix, and Borb (coming soon from Uncivilized Press), teacher at SVA and current holder of the 3-D comics torch, came to SAW to give a series of presentations. First, a fun Borb show, with music and sound effects, then a lecture/demo/exercise on perspective, and THEN, a presentation on the history of 3-D comics and some amazing examples. Amazing fun for all.

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Carol Tyler Visit to SAW

Carol Tyler Flickr Set

Our many thanks to Carol Tyler for gracing SAW with her expert critiquing, a preview and behind-the-scenes look at the complete version of You’ll Never Know and more. She drew Molly Rose, discussed the undergrounds with history teacher John Ronan, and made a pen out a sea gull feather. Carol is a true true artist, with power and longevity. She gave us so much by being here. Our many…

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Busy final month at SAW

Traumics, UF Comics Conference

We’re into our final month at SAW, and everyone is working on projects, finishing books, planning future anthologies. In recent days, we’ve had a Skype zip-a-tone session with Steve Weissman, (that’s us in the bottom right, thanks Steve!)   and we’re anxiously awaiting Carol Tyler’s talk at the annual UF Comics Conference.  You would have to be a knucklehead, to miss Carol’s keynote address, Saturday night, 7 pm at UF…

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Rich Tommaso’s visit to SAW

Thanks to Rich Tommaso, for coming to SAW to show his amazing artwork, to talk about his career, to speak to the Gainesville public, to use our space a little and to donate a piece for our gallery! SAW students listening to Tommaso and rifling through his sketchbooks: Scenes from the Art Show: Interviewing Tommaso at the Gainesville Library: Rich and Amy enjoy the Gainesville life: Rich getting some…

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Ron Rege’s Riso Comic made at SAW

Ron Rege made this book at SAW last March, and is offering copies for sale at his site. Read Below and order directly from Ron: *  I just got back the remaining dozen copies of VIBRATIONAL EXERCISE  *  It’s a set of 3 risograph  mini comics made during my SAW workshop this past March. * * * THESE ARE THE FINAL 12 COPIES! * * * (of the edition of 100) Set of three…

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UF Comics Conference with Trina Robbins and Megan Kelso

The legendary and incredibly vibrant and funny Trina Robbins came to Gainesville this weekend, along with Megan Kelso, creator of Queen of the Black, Black, Artichoke Tales, and Watergate Sue for the 2013 comics conference focusing on women in comics. Leela also was an invited guest. Leela and Trina at Leonardo’s Megan Kelso’s talk about place in her comics at SAW   Trina and journalist/curator Dina Weinstein listening to…

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