Posts in Tom's Thoughts
What I learned from Lynda Barry about stories and flow and avoiding the inner critic!

What I learned from Lynda Barry about stories and flow and avoiding the inner critic!

I was extremely fortunate to take a week-long workshop in person with Lynda Barry back in 2001. A LOONG time ago now!

That workshop, "Writing the Unthinkable" was all about "seeing your story" and following behind it, "like water skiing."

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A Walk Through Comix 2000 - Episode 6 - Suzy Amakane

Tom Hart guides viewers through each story in the 2000 page compilation of international, silent comics, "Comix 2000", published by L' Association in the year 2000. How do you make funny comics? How do you make up stories? Episode #6 of A WALK THROUGH COMIX 2000. I'm looking at each story one by one. This episode, #006 by Suzy Amakane

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Another amazing testimonial

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. 

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