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Here’s what we did last week in the SAW Mighty Network!
We started a BOOK CLUB! Want to join us? Take a look here!
We were inspired by Nick Cave's answer to the INNER VOICE
Q: "Did you ever want to give up and quit, because of your inner voice?"
Read more: https://sequential-artists-workshop.mn.co/posts/3118194
And we have four exclusive groups.
In the SAW Comics FLOW Group, we examined SCRIBBLES and David said,
In the Graphic Memoir Group, we did a super-interesting meditation on the objects in our home tucked away in closets and drawers.
And in Emily Flake's Exclusive Gag-Cartooning Class, she offered this list of her favorite books on craft:
Hi class! A student asked if I could share a recommended reading list - and OH BOY COULD I EVER! All of the books here have been absolutely instrumental to me in building this class and work in general (which is a gracious way of saying I have plundered them mercilessly). Read on!
Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti
What It Is and Syllabus by Lynda Barry
Cartooning: The Art and the Business by Mort Gerberg (out of print but available used)
Introduction to Cartooning by Richard Taylor - from the 40s and long out of print, but available through Amazon and probably less evil retailers.
Comics and Sequential Art Vol 1-3 by Will Eisner
Drawing Comics Lab by Robyn Chapman
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (I know I know Eat Pray Ugh but this is brilliant)
On Writing by Stephen King
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Triggering Town by Richard Hugo
..and I will absolutely be the brown-noser that recommends How to Say Everything, by that redoubtable genius, Tom Hart.
I hope these are enough to get you started!!
And in the Dancing The Panther group, Dave is working on populating a whole medieval universe. He's been working at getting his dwarves and yes, donkeys, just right...
Hope to see more of you all next week!!
Tom and the friends at SAW