We are so excited to have Leslie Stein come to Gainesville to bring her funny, kind-hearted, dreamy watercolor magic to SAW artists! More info and links to reserve your space soon!Read More
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...
Our summer teen tween comics art students made great work and have waited a whole 3 months for a celebratory art show, while we moved our whole school!
Come out on Oct 19 and celebrate the hard work they did and grab a copy of the anthology of work made during the two-week program.
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
Join us for Chris Brokaw and Thalia Zedek's Gainesville stop on their fall living room tour. It's their only Florida show! Formerly of Come, Codeine, Live Skull, Uzi, Lemonheads, and a lot of other projects you'd definitely love, they're also both excellent solo songwriters and this show will be very special.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
Derek Ballard came and talked about working for Adventure Time. I love this 45 seconds where he talks about being a parent of three and how it made its way into the final script.
Here's a couple pics.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."
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 AmakaneRead More
A walk through Comix 2000 with Tom Hart. This episode, Kalah AllenRead More
Weeks 1 and 2 in our new space, with our newest students. How do you run an art school? How do you create community? And teach art students to become artists?Read More
We are listening to you!
What are your biggest challenges in comics? What do you need?
Tell us here and we will respond.Read More
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. This episode, #004 by Dario AdantiRead More
Continuing the WALK THROUGH COMIX 2000, this episode a delightful 3-page story by Peggy Adam
EPISODE 003Read More
Let’s take an inside look at Justine’s process… New Mara, coming soon (enough).Read More
SAW's new space for 2018. Help us plan it out! Tell us your favorite arts space in the comments!Read More
Justine Mara Andersen re-launches MARA and discusses page 1. Justine has been busy prepping her files and pages to discuss with her students. This is a glimpse of a 32-page comic in progress, with valuable insights Justine is offering into the creative decision-making process on each page.Read More