Life is short, make comics. (Part I)

  Does this sound like you? For a few years before SAW, my creative life was not going so well. I had an OK-could-be-more-frequent-more-discliplined studio practice. I had a healthy journaling practice. Every once in a while I’d get struck by lightning. An entire comic would come to my mind’s eye and I’d put it down. I still felt unsure about whether I really wanted to make comics. Most of…

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Friday Night, The Witching Hour Art Show!

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A group exhibit of art from cartoonists all over the world around the theme of “the witching hour.” The exhibit will be open from 7 – 10pm with tarot readings, art installations and a purifying ritual involving the summoning of Bob Ross. Tarot readings by Sally Cantirino, Roxanne Palmer and Maxine Worthy for $3 with (proceeds going to SAW).

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Lives you’ve helped change…

YOU help our students succeed.  Need more proof that your donation helps? Thanks to you, here’s how you’ve changed some of our artists’ lives. “The teachers at The Sequential Artist’s Workshop work with you individually and as a group to address all of these areas of concern and foster growth by equipping you with new sources of inspiration, tools, techniques and of course, with knowledge. Perhaps most importantly, SAW’s…

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2014-2015 Round Up!

The 2014-2015 year is over and what a great year we had. A quick round up! View lots more pics on Flickr here   The class after the first figure drawing class   First sharing of work in Justine’s class   Exploring the Risograph’s mechanics.   Leela leads them through more figure drawing. Josh Neufeld Comes to Visit, discusses his work and non-fiction comics   Mask work in Sheila…

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Cara Bean’s 3-Color Accordion Book, Fundraiser Gift

SAW student and colleague Cara Bean made this lovely 3-color accordion book, just finished with help by Eric Taylor of SouthSprings/Sweat Press. This is just one of the books you will receive in the SAW 2015 Indiegogo fundraiser, here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742 Covers coming off the riso.   Too many colors: 2nd pass of interiors, black and green: 3rd pass of interiors, black, green and pink, gluing to covers.   Trying…

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How to not be afraid of a Risograph

Within our first week of classes, Tom showed us the risograph in the corner of the classroom (it’s an upgrade to your common photocopier, commonly used in printing comics). Hearing horror stories that it was a complicated, finicky, loud and frankly downright intimidating machine, I was convinced there was no way I’d ever be able to learn how to use it. It became a personal mission to avoid at…

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New Testimonials

Friends, thank you for year-end donations to SAW at our fundraiser link. igg.me/p/saw-2015-fundraiser/x/115742 You’ve helped students like Chance, Michelle,  Jenny and Joseph: I trust myself now to give one hell of a story whether it be one panel or a crazy number of pages and I also trust myself to keep going if that story falls flat. The confidence is real and I don’t think I could have done that…

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SAW 2013-2014 Wrap-Up Video

SAW ALLIGATOR!

  http://www.sequentialartistsworkshop.org SAW Student Video 2014-2015 Hello from the Sequential Artists Workshop or SAW, a school for comics and graphic novels in sunny Gainesville Florida. We’re accepting applications for our 2014-2015 school year. AT SAW, we’ve created an intensive, serious learning program that is 1/3 to 1/10th the price of average single years at other institutions. SAW is about studying comics, making comics and becoming an artist. SAW is…

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