"What’s the impulse behind art? It’s saying in whatever language is the language of your work, “If I could move you as much as it moved me … if I can move anyone a tenth as much as that moved me, if I can spark the same sense of mystery and awe and surprise as that sparked in me, well that’s why I do what I do."
According to my facebook the class I went to at The Center for Cartoon Studies jus graduated, and the class I was attending The Saw with just finished their first year a week or so ago.
Congratulations guys! Anyone trying to trade books can always message me on something.
Also, if you are seriously interested in cartooning I am pretty sure The Saw is taking applications. It’s really REALLY cheap and is very top notch. Both schools are actually pretty sweet if you are into academia and can afford it.
If you’ve ever considered ordering from my friends and I’s publishing house/distro, Pioneers Press, now’s the time. We had a horrible April for book and zine sales and May is looking even worse. At this point we’re already unable to pay rent on the rescue animal sanctuary/farm this…
We want to invite you to our two-day comics making workshop at SAW, Memorial Day weekend.
If you’ve never been to SAW, or never taken a class with us, now is your chance. Our Memorial Day Weekend workshop will be 2 days long and will feature a variety of large-scale jam, small exercises, and collaborative projects, Come for 2 hours or 2 days and pay-what-you-can.
Led by Philadelphia comics stars Pat Aulisio and Box Brown with Suspect Device maestro Josh Bayer !
Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 11:00am – 5:00 pm.
The 2012-2103 Single-Year Program is now finshed, and our students are walking away having had a great education. Our program stands among the best in the country.
SAW is looking for serious students of comic book and sequential art. Whether your interest is personal stories, graphic novels, or genre comics or whether your concern is for entertainment, literary depth, or personal expression, then our program is for you.
We have taught comics to illustration students, writers and english teachers, fine arts If you have passion and a dedication to learning sequential art, then the SAW single-year intensive is for you.
We will do our best to announce receipt of your application within days, and do our best to inform you within 4-6 weeks of your acceptance. Right now, we still have slots available. Deadline will be announced as we creep near capacity.
SAW has monthly art shows, and shares courtyard space with a three other community organizations that hold frequent music shows, movies, open mics, parties and other performances.
SAW students are active participants in the Gainesville community, many participating in its monthly oral storytelling event, and some in the roller derby, the local radio station and other community projects.
SAW is surrounded by creative organizations, entities and artists. Gainesville’s monthly art event extends for 14 blocks and features contemporary painting, sculpture, printmaking, assemblage, drawing and film.
Tom Hart and Justine Andersen create all their professional and personal work at SAW, for clients ranging from MAD Magazine to The Department of Defense, as well as each of their ongoing memoir comics.
Our single-year program is designed to challenge students both technically and intellectually.
First year students learn the basics of cartooning and narrative art. As they gain skills and craft from our faculty, we challenge and guide them into new ideas and solutions that will turn them into artists.
The workshop will be about appropriation and tradition as well as collaboration. In a sense when Crumb steals from Bud Fisher or Box borrows a surfer from Pettibon or i start to emulate Pat’s background patterns or draw women based on a look I gleaned from Jackie Ormes (http://www.jackieormes.com) its an extension of the community of comics and the interpersonal relationships which drive the soul of the indie comics community.
We will be doing a lecture based on different swipes we use and other people use, and then doing some exercise that makes people do their own swipe exercises. Maybe we’ll do a Milt Gross shading exercise for example to get people loosened up. I was thinking of making people do a single panel gag/ political cartoon where they draw a demon or an industrial era robot threatening civilization- basically a Political cartoon that isn’t necessarily topical.
Then we’ll break people into different groups and find new ways for them to collaborate , a big project that we haven’t decided upon yet. so the theme will be collaboration, learning from responding to those around you, and also being willing to learn from historical figures- those cartoonists are your “friends” too.
Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 11:00am – 5:00 pm.
Philadelphia comics stars Pat Aulisio and Box Brown with Suspect Device maestro Josh Bayer are coming to SAW for a Memorial Day Workshop full of Raw Power!
This class will be 2 days and will feature a variety of small exercises, collaborative projects and printing. Come for 2 hours or 2 days and pay-what-you-can.