Visting Artist: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, who’s lovely Meteorologie show (painting above) was just up at FLA Gallery here in Gainesville stopped by on her way out of town to do some Riso printing. I am always glad to offer the studio space to creative, adventurous artists (See Erin Curry’s amazing abstract comic, for instance. What Serra did is create little gems of geometric prints in flat gold on card and…

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Brendan Burford stops by SAW

Banjo enthusiast, record collector, cartoonist and King Features Editor, Brendan Burford stopped by SAW to speak to the students about the comics industry, history, business, aesthetics and craft. Brendan’s got a lot of opinions and a lot of good advice. The discussion varied from topics of genre and originality, fundamentals and tradition, communicating via mass-printing and all sorts of  variations on craft and the methods of becoming an artist….

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Erin Curry Abstract Comic 2012

Sculptor and silkworm-wrangler Erin Curry created this abstract comic at The Sequential Artists Workshop Unnamed comic book made within 24 working hours on translucent mylar with ink, graphite, whiteout tape, tape, and bubbles 14″ x 11″ 2012 To have created a place that could have assisted or inspired the piece in any way fills me with joy. Read more about it here: sculptress-studio.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-comic-made-with-bubbles-intro.html Erin Curry Abstract Comic 2012 from Sequential…

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John Porcellino’s SAW Diary

John Porcellino has been publishing a diary of his time at SAW in March 2012. That diary is being posted daily for one week at TCJ.com. An excerpt below, the link is here. I arranged the desks, set up my projector, put out some King-Cats and book collections and waited. Sure enough, people came. Students came from Seattle, Chicago, New York, and as far away as Australia and the…

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Scenes from the Andre Frattino release party

Last week’s Andre Frattino book launch party for The Reaper of St George Street was so good we’re still recovering, just now putting up pics. Thanks Andre for coming by, thanks Bobby for spinning amazing music, and thank you to everyone who came by! He sold all these books! Thanks again Andre! Thanks Pineapple Press! (Photos by Majed, thanks Majed!)

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John Porcellino Workshop Wrap-Up

My many many thanks to John Porcellino for coming to Gainesville for 5 days to teach, and my many many thanks to the 14 students we had during the week. You produced great work, great times were had, and many positive new comics-creating neural pathways were created. Thanks to everyone, and congratulations. More photos on Faceybook and FlickrHello attendees of the John Porcellino workshop at SAW, Personal note to all…

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