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We Teach Comics! 

The Sequential Artists Workshop is a grassroots comics school and creative community. We teach people how to tell stories and make comics in Gainesville, Florida, USA… and around the world via our online courses and resources.

A Space for Comics to Grow

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The Sequential Artists Workshop is a grassroots comics school and creative community. We teach people how to tell stories and make comics in Gainesville, Florida, USA… and around the world via our online courses and resources.

In 2011, acclaimed indie cartoonist Tom Hart founded SAW to help aspiring cartoonists from all backgrounds, identities, and walks of life to make great comics. SAW’s Comics Intensive is high-quality, very affordable alternative to expensive art schools. Over 200 students have studied in our low-cost programs, whether at weeklong workshops, in evening classes, in our full-year comics intensive, or through our online offerings.  

At SAW we help budding cartoonists discover their own path in visual storytelling. Students learn core comics techniques like storytelling, character creation, panel design, storyboarding, inking and lettering. In addition to a enthusiastic, supportive community of artists, resources at SAW’s headquarters in Gainesville, FL include studio space, a well-stocked comics reference library, a risograph printing station, and first-rate instructors armed with knowledge, talent, experience and generosity of spirit.

 SAW's first graduating class celebrates in the sun and Spanish moss. 

SAW's first graduating class celebrates in the sun and Spanish moss. 

SAW brings celebrated cartoonists from around the world to Gainesville to lecture, teach workshops, and exhibit their work. We host art shows, draw jams, talks, and other events, helping to make Gainesville a vibrant oasis of creativity in the region. Through a variety of online offerings, from courses to one-on-one instruction to comics mentorship groups, we’ve made the unique SAW experience available around the world.