Image and Metaphor Summit with Tim Kreider and Majed Badra

Tim Kreider came to SAW to discuss with Cartoonist Majed Badra and myself the issues of expressing charged themes in single images, in addressing concerns of sensitivity, the powerful vs the powerlessness, coming to historical understandings in political situations, plus also just cramming concepts and images together to get strong visceral cartoons. Great lectures, great discussions and great exercises made for a great professional development at SAW. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150697217572437.450557.552562436&type=1

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Tom Galambos Show Opening Pics

The incredibly smart, adventurous and kind Tom Galambos came to SAW to display his work, meet the people of Gainesville, and speak to my UF class. His talk covered so much ground, venturing from realism and literary comics to formal experiments in time/space to his recent forays into installation art. A lot of this was on display in his very extensive show, our largest to date. Here are some…

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A Day in the Life of SAW

Been using SAW as a studio, teaching space, comics resource library. Each day is filled with visitors, conversation as well as great work time. Some recent scenes: Sculptor Erin Curry comes in with a home made kite, the size and shape of a mardi-gras mask. I showed Erin some Lumakick by Richard Hahn and also a series of books by Warren Craghead. I love showing new work to people….

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Caroline Paquita Show Pics, Feb 4

It was such a blast having Caroline Paquita here, arranging her show, and then bringing her friends and fans in to SAW for an evening of drawing, schmoozing, snacks and “comic geekery.” Thanks Caroline!  See more at Facebook or Flickr      

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Afternoon with Derek Ballard

Leela took a mini-break from Unterzakhn and Tom took a break from you-don’t-want-to-know-what, and we spent the afternoon with Gainesville’s Derek Ballard, (aka The Line Tamer) and looked at his book-in-progress, whose title I forget but the layout comes from those little Peanuts hardcovers you’d get in the 70s. Anyway. His super stylized way of drawing is fascinating. A contrast of angular and cold lines and shapes with robotic/sci-fi…

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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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