Upcoming Events

The next meeting of the Ottawa Comic Jam Group will occur Wednesday August 31st, 2016 at the Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. W. Ottawa ON 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Theme: 'It Was A Dark And Stormy Night' - all panels launch with that as the opening line!

Email: ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com


DragonHead Studio presents "The 24-Hour Comics Day Marathon" Oct 1st 9:30 am - Oct 2nd 9:30 am.

Please join us in this amazing feat of creativity at the studio: 37 Ballantrae Way Kanata ON K2L 1N3. Snacks & Beverages provided. Materials provided if needed, event cost: Free. Shuttle from Kanata Centrum available. Please book your space by Sept 28th for the event! 613-836-7821

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.

24 Hour Comics Day

24 Hour Comics Day

24 Hour Comics Day

You are cordially invited to participate in this year's International 24-Hour Comics Day Marathon at DragonHead studio, in the wilds of suburban Kanata.

If you have not given the 24-Hour Comic challenge a try, then this is the ideal time to tackle it. Join thousands of artists worldwide during the 2016 International 24-Hr Comics Day Marathon. It is far better to do this as a crazy group of determined individuals than to go it alone. So join us October 1st and see if you have what it takes!

24-Hr. Comics Day Event
Saturday October 1st, 2016 - Sunday October 2nd, 2016
9:30 am - 9:30 am

DragonHead Studio
37 Ballantrae Way
Kanata, ON K2L 1N3

Phone: 613-836-7821 h
Mobile: 613-501-6862
Email: suebrainpower (at) gmail (dot) com

Event Cost: Free
Materials are available, if you are missing anything crucial (card stock, pencils, ink etc.) Or feel free to work on a digital version!

Basic snacks, beverages and the like will also be provided. If you have something special you would like to bring, feel free. There is a couch and futon if folks need a rest. Please note for those w allergies: the house has a dog and 2 cats who share their fur liberally with us.

If you are traveling by bus, a shuttle can be provided to Kanata Centrum, please arrange in advance! Bus from downtown to Kanata:http://www.octranspo.com/travelplanner/travelplanner?origin=rideau+centre&originRegion=OTTA&destination=kanata+centrum&destinationRegion=OTTA&timeType=4&hour=9&minute=15&pm=False&day=20161001&submitBtn=Get+Travel+Plan&trip_id=AC63A216CC76D86D6540F88C36034066

If you are driving: https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/CF+Rideau+Centre,+50+Rideau+Street+%23300,+Ottawa,+ON+K1N+9J7/37+Ballantrae+Way,+Kanata,+ON/@45.3154911,-75.8716193,13z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cce05010b10aa09:0xadb5eb264eeb2625!2m2!1d-75.691177!2d45.425032!1m5!1m1!1s0x4ccdff066aabc7c7:0xdb8f87b5124d9ec8!2m2!1d-75.8773949!2d45.2884093

**Please note, for out-of-town artists, feel free to participate during the event at home and keep in contact w your progress on the official site. Give it a go - let everyone know how you're doing!

"The Dare"

Example of a 24-Hour Comic

"Fulcrum" Interview with Suzanne Marsden for the 2011 Event!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

July 6th, 2016 - Don't Eat That!

Image: from FTL's 'Dungeon Master' game
"Don't Eat That!"
Inspired by the great FTL "Dungeon Master" game where you could kill purple worms and later eat 'worm rounds' to stay alive, we examined the theme of eating things you probably shouldn't.. and other flights of culinary fancy.

It was pretty hot last week, and unfortunately the Shang's A/C was malfunctioning. So it was a very brave, determined group that tackled the comic jam and put out some fun artwork. We managed not to stick to the paper too badly :-)

Thanks so much to the folks who made it out to the gathering: Suzanne Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Liz Walsh's artwork (as she and James were traveling), Scott MacLellan, Amy VanTorre, Andrew Stutt, Gérard Bélec, Ifer and Keith Savage.

Thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant and to Don Kwan and Ed for taking care of us, trying to keep us cool by repositioning fans and bringing giant pitchers of ice water. Whew! Hopefully the next jam will be slightly cooler?

Now, on to the art!
Cheers and keep creative!

**Please note, there are some pretty gruesome drawings and adult stuff as well. If anything of that nature will make you uncomfortable, or you're a minor, do not proceed.**