Visting Artist Workshops

Spring 2015: Aidan Koch and Ed Piskor

Aidan Koch at SAW Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 11.14.51 AM

NEXT: John Porcellino in Chicago, June 2-6


We’re honored to team up with The Chicago Publishing Resource Center to host John Porcellino for his terrific week-long workshop, “Making Comics Out of Life.”

Chicago Publishing Resource Center

This workshop will be Monday June 2- Friday June 6, 2014 at the ChiPRC, 858 N. Ashland Avenue.

Directions and info about the space in Chicago:



Does not include housing.  SAW, John and the ChiPRC are offering no assistance in finding Chicago housing, though SAW can put students in touch with each other if need be. Email us. Please be resourceful, try, or airbandb, or friends of friends. 

More pics and info about the workshop from our own blog:


And John P’s diary:

Thanks to  Gabrielle Bell and Dash Shaw!

Feb/March in Gainesville is a beautiful time to study comics. Come learn comics in winter 2014 with Dash Shaw Feb 24-28 and Gabrielle Bell the following week, March 3-7.


————————— Classes run roughly 6 hours a day with a break for lunch. ————————— Dash Shaw by Seth Kushner

DASH SHAW‘s latest book New School is just out from Fantagraphics and getting rave reviews. Shaw is a brilliant innovator who has made numerous ground-breaking graphic novels as well as animations for IFC and Sigur Ros. We’re honored to have him here in 2014. (From the Fantagraphics website): Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator in Brooklyn, New York. His graphic novel New School has been receiving rave reviews.  Recent books include Bodyworld and Bottomless Belly Button and his animated works include “Wheel of Fortune” and the IFC series The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD. In 2008 Diego Cortez curated Bottomless, an exhibition of Shaw’s original drawings, storyboards, color background overlays and a new video animation, for Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Center. Shaw is currently working on an animated feature produced by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and his Shortbus producer Howard Gertler (How to Survive a Plague).