Hello John Porcellino students

we have sent emails to everyone and believe everyone has what they need to get settled. Click the link below for more info, or  please contact Tom at SAW at thesaw@sequentialartistsworkshop.org if you still need more. http://sequentialartistsworkshop.org/wordpress/2011/12/for-attendees-of-the-john-porcellino-workshop/ Welcome!      

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Excerpts from The Act of Drawing

Discovered a great book at the shared house for itinerant artists at the Hui No’Eau center: Edward Laning’s The Act of Drawing Here are some excerpts and some of my commentary below them. From The Act of Drawing, by Edward Laning p9. Artistic potential is develpoed and perfected only by practice, initially in close association with a respected master, and by frequent and studious visits to the musuem. These…

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Images of Loss – The Angelus, Millet

SAW faculty member Dan Stepp texts over a loss image, by Millet, The Angelus. Read a bit about it here. This is why I like to surround myself by people smarter than me: to help me through the world. Dan also recommends the book Pictures and Tears by James Elkins, which I’m ordering now. He also sends in Van Gogh’s Old Man in Sorrow  

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Images of Loss

Images of Loss Andrea Tsurumi sends this in. I invite others to share. You can comment, but because we never figured out our spam filter, we have to moderate/approve them and that could be only once a day. Or you can email us at thesaw@sequentialartistsworkshop.org and we’ll post the relevant ones on this thread or elsewhere. Thanks, everyone ———————- Here’s an owl typed by our dear friend Maddie. Thank…

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Images of Loss- Calvin and Hobbes

From Robyn Chapman: I saw your post seeking images of loss. Perhaps this one has crossed your mind. And offering it up, I hope it doesn’t sound like I’m trivializing what you’re going through. Even as a pet owner and vegetarian for life, I would never say the death of an animal is the same as the death of a person. It’s the well-known, well-loved Calvin and Hobbes sequence…

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The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons G-K

William Ellis Greene (Weg) Maurice Henry Don Herold Syd Hoff, for Collier’s Gerard Hoffnung, forPunch Poul Holck Lee Holley, Ponytail Alberto Huici, Ja-Ja Once again from the The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons from which this came: “ALBERTO HUICI (1929-?) exhibited a love from drawing at an early age, and he sold his first cartoon in 1945, while still going to school. From then on he worked as a freelancer,…

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Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

  Karl Stevens, The Lodger I enjoyed The Lodger book much more than I expected. My reservations were due to Stevens’ abundant allegiance to the photo-realistic moment. Often comics like this are too static, and too difficult to connect with. More often than not for a story to flow, the visuals need room to breathe; there needs to be a stylistic choice to allow space for the reader’s imagination…

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Note from a student

This note came from Michael Glover, a many-time student of mine. I thought I’d answer him here. Tom, Hey man, just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for introducing me to the world of comics and for being a great inspiration! I believe you hold the record for the number of times I’ve taken a class with an instructor (4 times!) and that says a lot!…

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