Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Ottawa Comic Jam group will occur Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at the Shanghai Restaurant 651 Somerset St. W. Ottawa ON 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Theme: TBA
Email: ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com

Jam Policy

Please note: This is a friendly, open group of comic enthusiasts. Hurtful or disrespectful comments during a jam, or purposefully creating insensitive or hateful artwork will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave if you are disruptive or disrespectful to fellow jammers.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

October 30th 2013 HORROR Jam!

Tim Moerman's punishment if you
are bad (you are sent TO THE HOP!)
In celebration of all things terrifying, last October was our horror comic jam. We had a great time drawing scaaarey theengs n__n There was also chocolate and tasty desserts to enjoy, thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant and fellow jammers!

Thanks to those who came out and made the jam a success: Suzanne Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Scott MacLellan, Westin Church, JFC, Liz Walsh, James Rule Gérard Bélec, Ifer Lawrence, Dwight Williams, Amy Van Torre, Tim J Moerman, Michelle Lamothe, Mark Proulx, Amber Stufko, Andres Cutillas, Cameron Bahen, Suze Shore & Andrew Stutt.

Thanks as always to the great staff at the Shanghai who take great care of us and who continue to provide a safe, creative environment to create and share artistic enthusiasm in a co-operative venture!


Thursday, 30 January 2014

September 25th 2013 Backwards Jam

Backward Jam instructions surrounding Daniel Martelock's
amazing painting from Chinatown Remixed 2013
Last September, the Ottawa Comic Jam revisited the extremely popular 'Backwards Comic Jam' idea, initially proposed by Gérard Bélec a few years ago. Tradition has encouraged us to continue to tell stories backwards in September and it is an exhausting and silly process that requires the artist 'finishing' the page to come up with an ending... that ending being Panel 1.

Thanks to those who took the time to join us for our September Jam: Sue Marsden, Clay Jacobs, Scott MacLellan, Andrew Stutt, Gérard Bélec, Amy VanTorre, Liz Walsh, James Rule, Ifer Lawrence, Susan Shore, Mark Proulx, Andrés Proulx, "Sanchez Delfuego", Sasha Lapointe Lawless, Tim Moerman and Joey Clarette. Your creative contributions make the jams possible!

Thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant for providing a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere for us to indulge in our cooperative art jamming. Thanks also to our co-sponsors: DragonHead Studio and Brain Power Studio Inc. who supply us w/ 110 lbs card stock, pencils and the like!


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PS -- If you are interested in joining us at one of our regularly scheduled comic jams, please feel free to contact me via phone or email for more information, or simply drop in to the Shanghai on the last Wednesday of the month!

PPS -- **How to read the following comics: they can be read normally and should make some sort of sense, but remember that they were drawn starting with the last panel. So, they are funny read from back to front as well.

PPPS -- Previous years' Backward Comic Jams are available here:
September 2012
September 2011
September 2010

Sue Marsden drawing the wonderful China Doll
for Saturday Karaoke at the Shanghai! @ChinaDollOttawa

James, Liz & Tim reading the strange creations...

Andrew Stutt & Clayton Jacobs making comics!

The creators of Pythor, hard at work!

Westin Church couldn't join us for the jam, but specifically
requested to be added in with something 'poop' related n__n

'Sanchez Delfuego's' addition to the jam!
during a heated discussion about Vision On.