James Kochalka said he’d rather see an intense, raw, scrawled story than someone aping other people’s techniques. I tend to agree- but I also know every time I personally strive for more.Read More
In this interview, I discuss a little of my artistic educational journey, how I was able to continue working on comics through my initial artistic shortcomings.Read More
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.Read More
SAW gives you maximum resources and minimal bullshit. It’s small. It’s close. You are literally surrounded by comics. There’s no grades, no suffocating “I’m-the-teacher” hierarchy. What you get is professionals who have collectively mastered the whole range of comics, and a dozen other nerds to learn from them with.
You will crank out work faster than you ever have before. You will have three hour conversations about R. Crumb’s crosshatching. You’ll see things you didn’t think were possible. You won’t be able to go to sleep from all the ideas that keep coming to you. You will learn what it is like to be passionate and you will feel as if you can do anything.Read More
Out of Africa & Congo, Into Eastside High School, a Comics Art Show With An Event Open to the Public: A Comics Installation
The Sequential Artists Workshop
710 SE 2d Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facebook Event Here
The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) in downtown Gainesville is proud to be working with the UF African Studies Center to bring the work of two esteemed African artists to Gainesville’s public. SAW Executive Director and award-winning cartoonist Tom Hart, along with visual artist Didier Viodé based in France and from Benin, and prize-winning novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila based in Austria and from DR Congo will visit Eastside High School on Wednesday, February 7 for a pair of workshops on comics, racism, rumor, magic, and artistic expression.
David B fights dragons in Epileptic
The first thing I tell people who want to add more depth and details in their art is to look for the layers. In my classes we examine the layers of masterful work from the front to the back, and then analyze how they arranged and rendered each layer.
Plumb the dark depths of your inspiration with master cartoonist Julia Gfrörer.
March 5 - 8 2018 at the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, FL.Read More
Learn to draw from life and the imagination through fun, creative projects and regular sketching practice.
January 20: Session I begins
March 29: Session 2 beginsRead More
Meeting Saturday, Jan. 20, 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 11am - 2pm.
In this 6-week comics-making class, 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
Come to SAW's Low Residency Week to get creative focus! Jumpstart a new comic, or get a wayward project back on track at this weeklong comics workshop.
May 7 - 11, 2018 in Gainesville FL at the Sequential Artists WorkshopRead More