Storytelling with words, drawings, honesty, transmutation, and even lying in the service of emotional power.

We began Going in for the Snakes

in 2017 and it was incredibly successful. It coalesced what I have been wanting to focus on for more than 15 years—

How to put your own depths on the page.

Now I know that these methods work, but we gotta have the strength to go in. I've tried it and been lazy, and I've tried it and been strong. It's always better when I go in strong.

How will you go in?


This is my favorite course.

It's given me so much, helped me feel truthful, and inspired and in touch with my own creative self. That's the gift this course can give you, too.
This is my favorite course.

Course curriculum

  • 02
    Session 1 - Simple Lines and Abstract Images
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  • 03
    Session 2 - Dreams - Getting Used To Stories Of Less Conscious Origin
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    • Video Introduction to Session 2
    • Readings - Koch, Woodring, and more
    • Readings- Jim Wooding FRANK PDF
    • Exercise - The Snake Pit
    • Assignment: Guided Dream and Weather Patterns
  • 04
    Session 3 - Us and Love
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    • Video Intro to Us and Love
    • EXERCISE - One more song lyric
    • Readings - Alabaster, Barry, Bell and More
    • Barry - My Perfect Life; Doug
    • Gabrielle Bell - Excerpt from Everything is Flammable
    • Assignment - lovers parting or reuiniting
  • 05
    Session 4 - Us and Society
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    • Video Introduction to Us and Society
    • Readings - Barry, Harmon, Davis, Kirby
    • Lynda Barry Perfect Life PDF
    • Keith Johnstone on fear of being looked at
    • Assignment - What will they think?
    • Miranda Harmon - Harmontown
  • 06
    Session 5 - Bodies, Birth and Death
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    • Video Introduction to Bodies, Birth and Death
    • Readings - Eleanor Davis and more
    • Eleanor Davis - The Fox
    • Ken Dahl - Excerpt from Monsters
    • Pictorial Exercises - Sketch from Videos or photos
    • Assignment: Bodies, Birth and Death
  • 07
    Wrap Up
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    • Wrap Up Video Introduction
    • Assignment - Free form finish
    • Snakes Reflection Sheet
    • A special coupon for you.

Low self-guided price

This specially priced version of our 6-week community course...

This is an abbreviated but still dense and vibrant version of the full course. This version is self-guided and without the autumn cohort or Tom Hart's personal input. But you still have access as always, to our Mighty Network Community!

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