Are You Working On A Graphic Memoir?

Announcing SAW's  first ever GRAPHIC MEMOIR RETREAT and WORKSHOP. Led by Tom Hart and Beth Trembley.

PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND, Sat, Sun and Monday, Feb 15-17, 2020

We are renting a small house in town for this. The house has room for 4-8 to sleep. See ticket details for more about that. 

Breakfasts included.


Saturday 2/15/2020

  • Sat morning, convene in the house for omelets, coffee and other breakfast sundries.

  • Sat morn post-breakfast reading and sharing of work led by Beth Trembley.

  • Break for lunch.

  • Meet at SAW after lunch. Presentation by Tom Hart.

  • Work time until whenever.

  • Meet back at house after dinner for wind down. Some will stay in the house, others might not.

Sunday 2/16/2020

  • Sunday morning. Breakfast in house the same.

  • Reading and sharing and brief exercise led by Beth Tremebley.

  • Break for lunch.

  • Meet at SAW after lunch for a presentation from Jen Sandwich (We love her work so much: ) Jen keeps copious journals and diaries and is a real inspiration when it comes to believing in telling your story.)

  • Evening work and social time.

Monday 2/17/2020

  • Morning breakfast, check-in and sharing.

  • Check out of house.

  • At SAW for rest of day for work time and sharing until people start catching flights, etc.

We're excited about this event, and would love to see you!

MORE INFO at our blog post.


NEXT Low Residency Week: Oct 14-18, 2019



Come to SAW's Low Residency Week to get creative focus! Jumpstart a new comics project, or get a wayward project back on track in this weeklong comics workshop. 

For beginners and experienced students alike, this personalized, supportive learning environment is designed to move any project ahead by leaps and bounds. You’ll leave inspired and armed with useful techniques and insights to keep up your creative momentum. Brimming with creative energy, SAW is a home-away-from-home for cartoonists and artists—participants have travelled from as far as Japan to study at our Low Res weeks.

Our teachers tailor the Low Res Workshop’s curriculum to each group's needs.  Email us and tell us about your creative goals, artistic influences, and areas in which you’d like to improve and grow. Our workshops TEND to be:

Monday: introductions and warm-up exercises
Tuesday: Story-specific exercises and studio time
Wednesday: Visual-specific exercises and studio time
Thursday: Guest artist visit and studio time
Friday: Studio time.




Oct 14 - 18, 2019 at the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, FL. 

Sliding scale pricing options: $250, $250, $300, $400, $750

This course is priced on a sliding scale, based on need. Please pay what you can. If you can afford to pay a little more, you'll help us make this amazing experience accessible to all. 

If you'd like to pay an amount that's not listed below, please contact us at evenings at

Curriculum and supply lists will be sent at a later date. 

Facebook event page here

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2020 Visiting Artist Workshop: Jackie E Davis!

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Omg, the hilarious and brilliant Jackie E. Davis of Underpants and Overbites will be our visiting artist workshop leader for March 2020.

Dates: March 2-6, 2020

Sliding Scale Tuition Options: $315, $365, $450, $750 for students with institutional support  

About Sliding Scale: Please pay what you can. If you can afford to pay a little (or a lot) more, you can help us make fantastic SAW learning experiences accessible to students in need, and you’ll help our indie art school grow and thrive.

Workshop Schedule

Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6, 2020
Mornings - Class
Lunch Break - About an hour, affordable restaurant options nearby
Afternoons - Exercises, open studio time and one on one meetings with Jackie

Friday, March 6th at 7pm - Farewell Get Together

Curriculum, supply list, will be sent at a later date.

About Jackie E. Davis 

Jackie E. Davis is the creator of Underpants and Overbites! It's a diary comic all about her often funny, but occasionally serious tiny human life. Frequent themes and characters include her relationship with her husband Pat, childhood memories, her adorable mom, those darn student loans, and just how confusing life as a human on this planet can be. 

You can find her on Instagram @underpantsandoverbites .

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Some pictures of previous workshops!

Previous visiting artists!

2019: Leslie Stein
2018: Julia Gfrorer
2017: Laura Park
2016: Aidan Koch
2015: Aidan Koch, Ed Piskor
2014: Dash Shaw, Gabrielle Bell
2013 Memoirial Day Weekend Workshop: Pat Aulisio, Box Brown, Josh Bayer
2013: John Porcellino, Ron Rege
2012: John Porcellino

Important information about HOUSING:

If I’m coming for a week, where can I stay? How do I find housing? 

Gainesville is a major university town and as such, very friendly to students and visitors. A quick web search should turn up number of local hotels, a hostel, and several bed-and-breakfasts within walking distance of SAW; there are also plenty great spots listed on AirBnB. There are options in all price ranges.

Or Couchsurfing.Org, here.  Or AirBandB, which has spare beds and bedrooms in various houses, check them out here:–FL

This FACEBOOK Group has young people in Gainesville looking for apartments, rooming situations, etc.

This one is particularly queer-friendly:

If you’re having trouble finding housing, contact we may have some leads for you.