Article about Tom, Leela and Erin about Best American Comics

SAW teachers Tom Hart and Leela Corman and SAW board of director Erin Curry and friend of SAW Lauren Groff were all featured in this article about The Best American Comics. Read the whole article here: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141130/ARTICLES/141129646/1004/living?p=1&tc=pg Duck Pond neighbors share ‘Best’ spotlight   Tom Hart, his wife, Leela Corman, and Erin Curry attend a book signing in 2012. Hart, director and co-founder of the Sequential Artists Workshop, was included…

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UF Comics Conference with Trina Robbins and Megan Kelso

The legendary and incredibly vibrant and funny Trina Robbins came to Gainesville this weekend, along with Megan Kelso, creator of Queen of the Black, Black, Artichoke Tales, and Watergate Sue for the 2013 comics conference focusing on women in comics. Leela also was an invited guest. Leela and Trina at Leonardo’s Megan Kelso’s talk about place in her comics at SAW   Trina and journalist/curator Dina Weinstein listening to…

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Leela Corman’s radio show

Having finally finished her giant graphic novel, Leela has been already busy working on other creative projects. She sent this out yesterday to share one of them, and we thought we’d share it here. “Hello friends – As some of you know, we moved to beautiful Gainesville, Florida a couple of months ago. It’s a great town, full of interesting people and places. And I guess their standards are…

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Finishing Unterzakhn

Finalizing Unterzakhn, getting the book into InDesign Finalizing some grey tones This is the book that broke the scanner. Crashed it. I mean the scanner fell off the shelf and crashed to the floor. All the remaining scans are coming out all shudderry: Viva la scanner. Viva la Unterzakhn!

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Finishing Unterzakhn 2

Still working on finishing Unterzakhn. Reordering, deleting, cutting, pasting, Leela is busy drawing new panels and pages, Some screen shots: Great dry brush on this vomiting woman. Lee felt the characters needed to be split apart in this panel. Note the profile in the negative space of the last panel. Pretty sure she’s got to draw something there now. Leela inking some hair. I love watching her ink hair.

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Unterzakhn in Progress

Leela has been hard at work finishing Unterzakhn since we relocated to Gainesville. She’s been busy with productions, adding tones, rewrites, re-draws and I’ve been editing, compiling, serving as Walter Murch to her Francis Ford Coppola. This is an accurate analogy. Leela has approached this project very organically, with high degrees of “rehearsal” and improvisation of scenes, until they’ve been right. Some scenes from years ago have been rewritten,…

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Ball Point Boxers

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? The Backstory In 1950, LIFE Magazine published photos from an event dubbed “Ball Point Bathing Suits”… a racy cocktail party / fashion show at which popular strip cartoonists were invited to draw all over models in white swimtanks.  The photos were brought to our attention in 2009, courtesy of the Beat.  (“The Happiest Cartoonist of All Time,” original article.) “All that’s missing is a…

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