That project is biting at you, asking, begging to be made! You need to put your attention to it. You need to find the focus and tools to say yes to it and make it happen. The Graphic Novel Development Intensive is what you need.
From SAW instructors, Tom Hart and Emma Jensen and others, we will provide you with inspiration, advice & critique, motivation and structured action plan
Let's get that graphic novel going!
This is the place to be if you want to get focused with your vision and in a groove with your story. The SAW graphic novel development intensive is full of teaching, wisdom and expertise from the SAW teachers and community, including Tom Hart, Justine Mara Andersen and Leela Corman and others.
In this program you will have resources, guidance and community to help you see that thing through. We've been there before. We're offering you our hand.
NY Times bestselling graphic novelist Tom Hart and Australian graphic novelist Emma Jensen will lead you in our online community and work with you directly in developing your project.
Justine Andersen's visual wisdom is there for you as needed, as is the rest of the SAW network.
And Leela Corman will show you how to go deep.
Honing in on your idea: Choosing what to work with.
Parameters and Formats: What to focus on and aim for.
Story and Structure: What will compel the reader?
Keeping Going: How to find the energy to keep going.
Planning the Finish: Making a plan for the upcoming weeks, months or whatever it takes!
Publishing and Sharing: Lots of stories about how to wrap it up for the world.
Reflection: Learning from what you have experienced and accomplished.
Zoom Calls with Tom, Emma (below!) and the SAW Community!
Our 2020 students said...
How does this differ from the Single-Year Intensive Program?
This program is focused on a single project.
The Single Year Program is a more exploratory and tool-building and voice-finding program.
When you have some tools and a sense of your voice and project, then you are ready or this!
Do I Need To Have Started My Graphic Novel Already?
No! We understand (boy, do we!) how hard it is to START.
But you should have some idea of what the project is, and be eager to start. We will hold you accountable, but YOU have to do the work. But accountability and group discussion and critique is a lot of what this program is about.
We will ask you to show up, again and again and again.
This is really crazy cheap. Why?
It is WAY CHEAP and it won't be ever again. We we planning on launching in 2021 and instead are launching it at half off in June 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis. We hope you'll join us. This is the last chance to get in at this price.
Are there any live components?
Yes, we are planning a weekly group Zoom call structure. Tom and Emma will be on at least half of them, and one of those per month will include a visit from a professionally published cartoonist or editor. We're really excited about the line up we are working up!
Will Emma, Tom or anybody at SAW be able to read my 300-page graphic novel?
No, not in its entirety. We can only read short-story sized excerpts at the scale of this program.
Our main personal offering is an ability to help you see the whole project in context, the motivation and some strategy to work on it, and editorial feedback and critiquing help where needed.
If you want more in-depth feedback, or editorial services for the entire project, please look to our 1-on-1 consulting page.
Is there a materials list?
There is no materials list. This course is for people already working on something in a medium they are comfortable with.
What will the discussions be like?
Emma and/or Tom plan on being in the discussion group at least every other day. A lot of what will work is investment from the cohort of students all working on similar problems and challenges together. We are excited to guide the discussions in important and valuable ways.
It says Apply Now. What does that mean?
We want to make sure the course is the right fit for you and for us. If we aren't already in touch with you, please email us to review what you want to be working on so we can make sure we can serve you.
Additionally, when you enroll, if we haven't already been in touch, we will email you to make sure it is a good fit.
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