Browse here through our growing library of free resources.

Some of these are from SAW Faculty. Others are borrowed from the Wild West of the Internet (always with credit where we can.)

Inside you'll find PDFs and videos about

  • Generating Ideas
  • Inspiration!
  • Drawing Help!
  • Storytelling and Narrative Techniques
  • Games and Exercises for Teachers and Groups
  • Some Full Readings

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Course curriculum

  • 01
    Drawing Help!
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    • Emily Flake's Anyone Can Do It Drawing Cheat Sheet
    • Drawing Children, Teens and Adults in Proportion
    • Justine's Inking Master Class Free Booklet FREE PREVIEW
    • How to Copy the Great Masters - VIDEO FREE PREVIEW
    • Great Inking with Alex Raymond, Al Williamson and more - VIDEO FREE PREVIEW
    • Inking Practice Worksheets by Justine Mara Andersen
    • Justine on Wally Wood Details
    • How to make your lettering readable, expressive and beautiful - VIDEO by Tom Hart
    • Emotions and Faces
    • Drawing Movement
    • Computer coloring (basic), from Tom Hart's Book on Comic Strips
    • A Survey of Trees
    • Unlearn Anime Expressions (c) 2011 by Tracy Butler
    • Setting up a Gouache Palette - Jess Ruliffson's Way
    • Free Drawing for Animation School
    • How To Read (and make) A Single Panel Cartoon | by Tom Hart
    • How to Draw Action and Movement
    • Disney Staging Handout - This has been traveling the internet for decades.
    • Storyboarding the Simpsons Way - Animation tricks by Chris Roman good for comics panels too!
    • Brad Bird on Compositions - We got this from AnimationMeat.Com
  • 02
    Storytelling + Narrative Techinques
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    • Comics Language Basics
    • Staging Your Characters VIDEO
    • Tom's Favorite In-Class Exercise. Building Panel by Panel
    • Explode the Rules of the Page!
    • Storytelling With The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan Full Curriculum PDF
    • How To Read Nancy (C) Mark Newgarden and Paul Karasik. This has been blowing minds for years! Be sure to buy their whole book from Fantagraphics
    • Comics Kuleshov - About creating meaning by juxtapositions of panels or "shots"
    • 9 Different Narrative Voices in Comics. Try this.
    • How to Read a Gag Cartoon, Essay by Tom Hart
    • PIXAR IN A BOX Free Course
    • Video: How to Write for Animation from Nickelodeon
  • 03
    Creativity and Idea Generating
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  • 04
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    • Women in Comics - An Introduction by Trina Robbins PDF
    • Ira Glass on our Work vs our Ambitions - Brilliant!
    • The Creative Process - THE TRUTH
    • Comics: An Art of Anxiety Part 1
    • Animation Resources
    • Great Web Resources
    • Survey of great biographical comics
  • 05
    Games and Exercises for Teachers and Groups
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    • Master Story Response Sheet - Ways of responding to a comic or graphic novel WORD Doc
    • Pickle and Potato Comic Booklet Creator. Pre-drawn cartoon panels for creating a fun story
    • Louis Riel by Chester Brown Study Guide for Students
  • 06
    Some Full Readings
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    • Lost Weekend In Alice Springs, by Craig San Roque and Josh Santospirito
    • Design in Motion; Classic Animation Book, 1962, from Archive.Org