Instant Success!

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Instant Success! Our 4 upcoming online courses maybe be in-depth, but you will learn RIGHT AWAY. What will you learn from  Aliza Einhorn, Justine Andersen, Jim Higgins, and the Snakes Community? Here’s what I learned instantly from these teachers… Aliza Einhorn Aliza told me to pay a little less attention to the Major Arcana (I was obsessed). Instant success!  The Minor Arcana are so deep!She told me the 4s are often cards of…

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Our teachers are my teachers

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The Teachers who Teach Me I’ve been lucky since building my own school because I get to hire teachers WHO TEACH ME.It’s fabulous! What Jim Higgins, Justine Andersen & Aliza Einhorn have given me is what I want to share with you. JIM HIGGINS Jim was an editor at Vertigo when I was just finding my way through the comics industry a little bit. I remember he called, and said he’d like to try some new things there,…

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4CP Card Set out in wild.

The 4CP Cards I made in 2014 are heating up! Who knew? I didn’t! But there have been extensive writings about them, and groups using them for divination and Tarot. Hermenautic Tarot (Intro) And here’s a place you can buy them!

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How do you start your story?

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HOW ABOUT KERMIT IS AFRAID OF THE THUNDER? With this, at 6:30 am, my 3-year old daughter announced it was STORY TIME, time for daddy and daughter to invent a story. At 6:30 in the morning, my instincts would have been, “Hi I’m Kermit, um I’m a frog” but she had great instincts. She knew the first rule: What surprises or upsets the main character? What puts the character…

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You Can’t Do This in the Movies!

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Comics For Writers Hints #01 You Can’t Do This in the Movies! In Comics For Writers, I highlight 5 techniques that are unique to comics, and are tricks you can use to make your own work rich and vivid. Here are just 2 examples: #1, The Pan, or Polyptych (an explanation, from Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics.) Here’s one more, a classic from Jaime Hernandez: Look how we follow the main character’s…

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Feeling Anxious? Part 1

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Feeling ANXIOUS? Nervous about the world? Unsettled, like everything is about to SQUASH YOU? Join the club! Comics has long been an artform of ANXIETY. A way for artists to express their fear and frustration with society, technology, war, disasters, death and any other horrible thing. Below are some of my favorite examples. It’s all in a PDF in our FREE ONLINE RESOURCES, too. A classic one from Popeye! Thimble…

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All Obstacles Will Be Removed When You Get Here

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Our year-long student Maxine said this: “All Obstacles Will Be Removed When You Get Here” and I laughed, Ha ha, right! But our regular visitor and student Deanna said “it’s true” and then they went back and forth, discussing the obstacles they’d seen removed once someone got to SAW. “You remember J?” She said. When his ATM card stopped working and he was eating nothing but rice and tea…

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ONLINE OPEN HOUSE! June 5, 8 pm!

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https://www.facebook.com/events/272078976595870/ Ever wish you could see SAW for yourself? Peek inside the crazy comics clubhouse that is the Sequential Artists Workshop this Monday for a Facebook Live Open House. You’ll meet Tom Hart, SAW founder and author of the NYT best-selling graphic memoir Rosalie Lightning, plus SAW students, alumni and other cartoonists who make up our vibrant community. During the Open House, SAW cartoonists will show you our drool-worthy…

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