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by Vanessa Davis and Leela Corman

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from Tom Hart's students in New York City

Tom created a teaching environment that fostered open discussion, unbiased attitudes and a love for understanding how comics work and the kind of work we wanted to make.
-Jess Fink

You make comic stories, story telling so exciting and fun. I know I came to you with a crazy idea of writing a story. I don't think I'd have embarked on such an ambitious journey without your enthusiasm, boundless optimism, and most importantly, a belief in the story.
-Anna Kim

The way Tom teaches just electrifies my passion for making comics to an extent that I don't often experience.
-Hillary Allison

Tom’s approach to education and guidance offers sensitivity and candor in equal measure. He offers technical insight across genre boundaries, adapting his criteria to each student’s goals and aesthetic preferences.
- Dan Strauss

Tom picked me up from my rut, showed me what potential I had as an illustrator, and kicked my self-doubt’s ass six ways till sunday.
- Carlos Abdu

If you’re having a problem with your art or story, rather than spouting out answers at you, he’ll try to talk you through it and eventually draw a solution from you. This teaching style helped boost my artistic confidence and problem solving.
- Jon Mosley

Tom is a magical teacher and all-around great guy. He did not just help my brain understand how to create a good comic, but also opened my eyes to tons of great cartoonists, provided advice outside of class time, helped me find a thesis advisor, lent me fantastic books, etc. (the list goes on).
-Jess Worby

Thanks for your support, or order or whatever! Please know that you are ON THE SIDE OF GOOD.

Want to donate to the SAW Micro-Grant? Any donations between July 25 and Aug 1 2012 will go directly to the grant.



Your donations are tax deductible! And you will help create the school by providing:
  • Desks, furniture, drawing boards, etc.
  • Rental space, utilities
  • Supplies (art, office)
  • Computers and software
  • Marketing and printing services
  • First year advertising budget
  • Tuition assistance for needy students
  • Artist support for visiting artists
  • Administrative support
  • Odds and ends like a Pantone book, tape binding/spiral binding machines, etcetera!

Donate now!

The above link takes you to our general donation page through Fractured Atlas.

Yes. The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



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News and upcoming classes:

Single Session Intro to Comics Workshop, Sunday August 26, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
It's All in the Details Single Session Workshop, Sunday September 9, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Professional Inking and Drawing Techniques with Justine Mara Andersen, 6 Wednesdays, Sept 12 - October 17.
Graphic Novel Memoir Class, 7 Tuesdays, September 11 - October 23 with Tom Hart

Teen Classes at The Doris Center on Saturdays with Sally Cantirino

ArtWalk Events and Book release parties:

August - Faculty and Student show. We'll show some of the best adult work from our first 7 months of classes, plus show off our faculty some.

View our events and class calendar here



How else you can help:

The SAW takes non-cash donations through Fractured Atlas (see left.) Contact us thesaw AT

You will receive a receipt; your accountant can tell you if your donations are deductible on your taxes.


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Postal address: PO Box 13077, Gainesville, FL 32604
Shipping address for books, donations, etc: 435 S. Main St, Suite 2, Gainesville, FL, 32601

Find us in Gainesville on the corner of SE 5th Ave and S. Main St. behind the Citizen's Co-Op and the Civic Media Center