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
Congratulations to our students!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
The Sequential Artists Workshop has been a catalyst in transforming many who come into its community.Read More
Larry is the guy I have been trying to impress for years, more than a decade. He HOLDS THE KEYS He is the gatekeeper. He says GOOD JOB, -or- YOU SHALL NOT PASS, but only one or the other.Read More
An amazing week!
Last week saw our first LOW-RESIDENCY WORKSHOP in our new space. It was fantastic. 9 people from all over the country, and breakthrough and after breakthrough.Read More
Storytelling -and creativity in general- often involves holding two ideas at once. Or turning one thing into another, so that one thing becomes two.
Here's one of my favorite examples! The Tomi Ungerer "Schnipp Schnapp" collage.
What bastion do we have?
Everything right now is designed to keep us from ourselves, and to keep us from each other.
The distractions, the politics, the voter disenfranchisement, the Alexas and the phones all keep us in their system and out of the ones we create for each other...
another Walk Through Comix 2000. This one, the French artist Ambre, whom I had not known before.
This one is full of textures and rich grays and black and whiteRead More
This week at SAW. Silent comics, expressive anatomy, inking and drawing at the springs!Read More
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."