Courses in Comics and Graphic Novels by SAW's Top Educators

Stop Dreaming, Start Making Comics


Inking One: Learn It - Begins Sept 5

Full Instructor Input. Go beyond hesitation, confusion and fear and learn to master drawing in ink line.


Graphic Memoir Intensive - Enrolls Nov 13

4-week pre-holiday intensive. Shine a light on your ideas and memories in this intensive interactive class in creating your graphic memoir.


Comics and Visual Storytelling for Writers - Always Enrolling

ALWAYS ENROLLING. Teacher input in SAW Group. Do you have good work waiting to be adapted to comics? This course helps you make that transition from prose to sequential art.


Every Picture Tells a Story - Begins Sept 5

So you want to create a Tarot deck? What are the Tarot card "conventions" and what rules will you break? Full instructor input from master reader Aliza Einhorn.


Story Structure for Comics with Jim Higgins - Begins Sept 5

Live Classroom and Full Teacher Involvement. Learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a dynamic, complex powerful story. From expert editor Jim Higgins.


Going in for the Snakes - Begins Sept 12, 2017

Looking directly at the most emotionally direct material. Words, drawings, honesty, transmutation, valences, and a little bit of lying in service of emotional power. A full community-based class.


Inking Two: Nail It - Enrolls Winter 2017


Creating Your Graphic Memoir - 16 Videos and 8 PDFs

The Art of Telling Your Personal Story in Comics


Painting in Gouache - Always Enrolling

Want to learn to paint in lush, vibrant gouache? Struggling to figure out how to mix colors? Let Jess Ruliffson show you!


Comics for Writers - MINI-COURSE | Always Enrolling

Starter-version of our popular Comics For Writers. Teacher input in SAW Group. Do you have good work waiting to be adapted to comics? Start here!


Perspective Drawing - 2 Videos - Always Enrolling

Drawing detailed and accurate one-point perspective drawings is harder than it looks. In this 2-video mini-course, Jason Little shows you all you need to be able to understand one-point perspective.


Creating Professional Comic Strips with Ease - PDF Downloads

Guiding you through the entire creation of a comic strip: idea building, drawing, lettering and coloring


Storytelling with The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan - Free

A free course in understanding comics through the graphic novel, The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan


Free Resources

SAW's (evergrowing) free library of hints, tricks, techniques and inspirations. Sign in and browse around!


How to Draw a Horse - Free Long-Form Video

In this free 30 minute video, Jason Little demonstrates how to look at and draw a horse.


Depth and Details - Enrolls Winter 2017

How to create more depth and details in your drawings without losing clarity.


Storytelling Flow - January 2018

Loosen up and flow through your own ideas and images. 8 session, 6-Week Class starts again Jan 2018.


Non-Fiction Comics - Enrolling Again Late 2017

Take your research, interviews and journalistic materials and turn them into vibrant graphic storytelling. Full instructor input.