African Comics at MSU


In 2015, I took a trip to Lansing, Michigan to visit MSU, and was overwhelmed by their amazing library. They had on display at the time some of their hundreds of comics published in Africa. These are some of the quickie photos I took of this amazing work. Next post, I’ll post some of the rest of the library, including some shots of Randy the librarian playing the upright bass.

Read More

Presentations on Humanizing


We showed two Presentation and homework for November 28, 2016. For those who missed it we watched two film essays, and discussed with grim sadness the situation in Allepo, through the twitter feed of the 7-year old girl, Bana Alabed, who I pray is alive when you read this. Below are the films and some quick points I gleaned from them. Some notes I took: -It’s about the emotional…

Read More

Amazing Comics Show in Gainsesville, FL, Opens Feb 28. Shaw, Santoro, Koch, Jo, Wang, Bayer, Pettibon and lots more

Pictures instead of Sounds

  Non Sequitur: Abstraction in Contemporary Sequential Art Organized with guest curators Tom Hart and Jeff Owens featuring: Pat Ausilio, Derek Ballard, Josh Bayer, Erin Curry, CF (Christopher Forgues), Hellen Jo, Aidan Koch, Emma Louthan, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Gary Panter, Raymond Pettibon, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, and Angie Wang Feb. 26 – Mar. 26, 2014 (opening reception Friday, Feb. 28) Co Curated by Tom Hart at The Sequential Artists…

Read More

Thanks to The Eisner Foundation for a generous gift for 2014

We want to thank The Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation for a generous end-of-year gift to help support SAW in 2014. Eisner had an enormous and unprecedented effect on the medium. Eisner did more than anyone prior to him to consciously push at the boundaries of the medium, testing what could be done with that pacing, rhythm, expressive anatomy and that equation of “space=time” that we often boil…

Read More

First student zines

Flickr Page of Student Work

Our first zines from the first semester are rolling off the risograph. Here’s a look at Ceili Braidwood’s Hai Tea/Tea Ku: The first Riso zines by SAW students are coming off the press. This lovely one, Hai Tea/Tea Ku by Ceili  send-me-letters  

Read More

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…

Read More

Mutant Monster Beach Party!

We just found evidence of this gallery show that happened earlier this year, for Punk Magazine’s “Mutant Monster Beach Party”, a fumetti starring Debbie Harry, Joey Ramone and other notables from the NYC rock scene in the 80s. It’s fun fun stuff, that can be seen here at this Picasa Page. The fumetti inspired our own “All Tomorrow’s Nightmayers”, from 2 years back, you can see more of that…

Read More

SAW Micro-grant winners, Sept 2013

We want to thank all the cartoonists, young and old, north and south, who submitted to the SAW Micro-grant this 3rd round, Sept 2013. The SAW Micro-grant was begun from an awareness that artists need to look everywhere to find the support and money they need to keep going. We wish we had more to offer, but so long as we have this micro-amount, we want it to help…

Read More