SAW—the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, FL founded by Tom Hart and Leela Corman—has been doing some great work educating cartoonists, publishing mini-comics, giving out micro-grants, and in general being a benefit to the comics community. They’ve been running an IndieGogo campaign for the last month or so, and it’s in its final hours—if you haven’t thrown a few bucks their way, now is the time.
We’ve had a great year at SAW.
Our students in 2012-2013 made hundreds of pages of story and artwork, co-curated more than a dozen art shows, collaborated with dramatists and comedians to create original theater, printed and bound thousands of copies of books, attended festivals; worked for clients; and learned in close proximity from our staff of working artists.
We hosted a half dozen visiting artists and scholars. We gave our four grants to deserving cartoonists. And we’re asking for your help to have an even better year next year.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.