SAW grab bag of links

Recent videos that got our attention: First, the last 10 minutes of History Class at SAW with John Ronan this week, as he gives the students a brief look at the Undergrounds, in anticipation of next semester. You’ll be able to take Ronan’s class next semester online, click here for more info.      T. Edward Bak speaks at SAW More pics here Simple story from Ricky Gervais, who…

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History of Comics Online Class

Starting Aug 27, we’re offering an online class: Comics History 1 with John Ronan 14 weeks, covering 1750s to the birth of the comic strips SAW History of Comics with John Ronan This course will be offered live, Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, Aug 27-Dec 20 (No class Oct 15 or Nov 27) Class will be conducted live at SAW. Affiliate students using the Google ecosystem: Google Hangouts, G-Chat and Google Docs….

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Golden Age week at SAW

They’re covering the Golden Age stuff at SAW this week, so thought we’d share these links. From instructor John Ronan: Everything on this guys site is awesome, but here are some milestone comics we have been discussing. The link leads to the cover, but the whole comic book is scanned. Action Comics #1 (September 1938): http://reading-room.net/Action1/Action1Cover.html Detective Comics #27 (1st Batman, May, 1939): http://reading-room.net/Detective27/Detective27Cover.html Superman Dailies origin (1939): http://reading-room.net/SupermanDailiesOrigin/SupermanDailiesOriginCover.html…

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Oblique Comix Strategies

Oblique Comix Strategies time to revisit these  A large block of text Summarize the most important part Narrated by a third party who we see Why so little suspense? Foreigners, their language(s) Blank spaces, blank panels Duplicate panels Give character what she wants but make her work for it Work as someone who doesn’t love (      ). Description, description, description. But it falls away under too much scrutiny. Announce…

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Justine’s online tutoring overlays

We thought we’d take this opportunity to show more of what you get when you sign up with SAW’s online tutoring and work with Justine on your artwork. Elvis, whose work can be seen at their great blog http://elvis007.wordpress.com/ came and studied with us in October and then signed on to work with Justine (whose own work can be see at http://www.barefootjustine.com ) to shore up their drawing, compositional and finishing skills….

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SAW Low-Residency Week October 15-19

Overlays

For anyone who might be interested in our Low-Residency week happening October 15-19, 2012 at SAW in Gainesville, FL We’re getting excitement and commitments from a number of interesting artists and hope you’ll consider it yourself or otherwise spread the word. You’ll begin if you like with online tutoring with Justine Mara Andersen and Tom Hart, then come to SAW in October to get your project the boost it…

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Justine’s Overlays

Justine has been tutoring her Gainesville students in inking techniques. Our student C.J. has allowed us to show her art and Justine’s overlays. Justine and I always work with our students in person and online, to help them articulate their ideas in the best and clearest way possible. These are great examples.

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Shojo of Loss

I have been asking friends and colleagues for stories and images of loss. Here’s a note I received from a favorite student in NYC. Dear Tom, The story from A Drunken Dream is called Hanshin, of Half God.  You should read, if you haven’t, Apollo’s Song by Tezuka.  Also, if you decide to read Blackjack, many of the stories deal with these kinds of issues.  Ooshima Yumiko’s Banana Bread…

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