Emily Flake is back at SAW to teach gag cartooning, launching May 20.Read More
Thank you students, I heard so much love and gratitude and bonding and confidence.
Olivia says "This is first year of school where I'm going to miss everyone rather than just saying 'see you later'" and Emma told us she literally called home after orientation crying, not sure what she got herself into (she remembers what the place looked like a year ago!), and now we're hiring her, because she loves the place and we love what she has helped us become.Read More
Year-end whizz-bang art show! Two classes of students showing their final work! LOTS of pages and stories! NO Batman (or maybe one.) ALSO:, stories about bodies, dads, moms, adventures, escape, games, and thrones and everything in between! Come see what this year's students have been up to! Raise a glass and toast these fabulous artists!Read More
I was so honored to be interviewed by Gabriela Pereira for the DIY MFA Memoir Summit!Read More
Every year, we welcome a new cohort of students for a year-long intense dive into making and studying comics. We’ve done it since 2012. Come join us in 2019-2020.Read More
Thursday night! At Sweetwater Co-Op in conjunction with SAW.Read More
Congratulations to our students!Read More
We're super excited to be helping the AGILE RASCAL BICYCLE TOURING THEATRE travel all of Florida ON BIKES spreading a theatrical story about THE EVERGLADES and the FLORIDA ECOSYSTEM!Read More
In fourth grade I announced (to everyone) that I was either going to be a comic book artist or a dolphin trainer.
But there were some really big problems straight out of the gate.
In Drawing from the Depths, students develop authentic approaches to creating emotionally charged work without resorting to cliche or sentimentalism. In class, we’ll discuss works by artists who excel at delving into deep emotional terrain. Students select a theme or themes (such as desire, shame, ecstasy) to explore over the 6 week course. Short, experimental weekly assignments lead to a 2- or 3- page finished work. Source material may be autobiographical, nonfiction, or fiction.Read More
Have you ever wanted to make a comic, but didn't know where to start? Are you an omnivorous artist that wants to try out new ideas? This workshop is for you! Jess Ruliffson will guide you through the process of idea-making, sketching layouts, and show a few inking techniques. By the end of the class, students will have inked their own one-page comic, and collaborated with attendees on an eight-panel mini-zine to take home!Read More
Pics from our End of Semester Show!Read More
Our first show in our new space! The 2018 students have been busting out making new work to share with you! Amazing stories and art from people dedicating the full-year to comics and graphic storytelling, right here in Gainesville! Note our NEW SPACE in the back of 722 S. Main Street!Read More
In this 6-week comics-making class, we'll build basic comics creation skills through exercises and short projects. Students will learn cartooning techniques and tools, design their own characters, practice drawing action, backgrounds and objects, and explore how to tell great stories in comics form.Read More
Justine Andersen has been busy making Mara again, and here is a glimpse into this masterful work.Read More
They don’t teach this at SCAD. From underwater drawing to movement workshops to lectures on stress and anxiety, we take a one-on-one, human approach to your learning.Read More