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Our first round of testimonials, for Tom Hart’s Storytelling Flow From Storytelling Flow: “I’m really pleased with how quickly a (somewhat) cogent plot has developed from minimal voluntary invention on my part. …Another thing that is interesting about this is that it’s started me sketching again, which I honestly have not done to any great degree in probably five or six years.” – Theodore Malian   “It’s a lot more…

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My favorite teacher, Justine

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Meet Justine, my favorite teacher. Justine came to SAW in 2012 and showed me her jaw-dropping portfolio and books. I’m a pretty lousy artist myself, but I know masterful work when I see it.I hired her to teach drawing at our school and we’ve been colleagues ever since. And she’s taught me so much. She helped me with my memoir, Rosalie Lightning, and just this week, helped me to…

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The Wonderful World Of Wood’s Details

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Topic: DRAWING DEPTH AND DETAILS ONLINE COURSE with Justine Mara Andersen In my upcoming on-line class about depth and details I will not be talking about the above image… though I should be. The truth is, I should have been including this image every year… but I haven’t. So, here it is now, a spectacular Wally Wood splash page. It’s not only chock-full of great details, it’s not only brilliantly…

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Behind the Scenes Online Courses

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Stop Dreaming and Start Making Comics! We are really excited to be expanding our online course options.  Tom Hart’s online course has been running for two weeks now to great success. Our cohort has been exploring Tom’s methods of generating and committing to ideas. We’re busy building more and more online courses here! Justine’s DEPTH and DETAILS class launches soon here: http://sequentialartistsworkshop.thinkific.com/courses/depth-and-details-how-to-create-more-depth-and-details-without-losing-clarity/ and Jess Ruliffson will be launching a…

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Depth and Details Online Class with Justine

Depth and Details

Have you ever sat dazzled in wonder by the richly detailed worlds created by your favorite artists? Have you ever wondered how those God-like artists got all those details in there? Have you ever wondered how to get more depth in your drawings? Have you ever wondered how those detailed drawings never seem to look messy or cluttered? Have you ever felt defeated enough to say, “I could never…

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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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