Emily Flake is back at SAW to teach gag cartooning, launching May 20.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.
Do you have your Narrative Image?
At the end of this sequence, hopefully we have a "Narrative Image." Just a single doodle or drawing from our doodling as we were gathering ideas.Read More
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."
I’ve been wanting to create comics without words. And, I found the answer in Tom Hart’s workshop.Read More
We're proud of our most in-depth courses- the ones that will help you master comics and visual storytelling. But maybe you don't need that yet.Read More
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.