Upcoming Events

The next meeting of the Ottawa Comic Jam will occur Wednesday September 27th, 2017 at the Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. W. Ottawa ON 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Theme: Annual BACKWARDS Comic Jam

Contact: Sue
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com
613. 501. 6862

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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.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

November Yule Jam artwork

Hello everyone!

It is now the lovely deep-freeze of January in Canadania, and I finally have had a chance to scan the fun artwork from our November 28th 2012 'Yule Jam' (after a brief hiatus in Nassau). Apologies for the delay, and I hope everyone enjoys the work.

Please come out to the Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset W. Ottawa ON) Wednesday January 30th from 7pm - 9:30pm to join us as we try a new comic technique called the 'Melting Snowball'. It should be fun!

Thanks as always to the folks at the Shanghai who take such good care of us on a monthly basis and help promote art and creativity in the Ottawa area. Also, thanks to the following artists for joining us at the jam and helping to create fun stories: Suzanne Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, James Love-Vani, Scott MacLellan, Andrew Stutt, James Rule, Liz Walsh, Amy VanTorre, Josh Beutel, Westin Church, Sean MacIsaac, Emily Hann, Susan Shore, Gisele Jobateh, Sasha Lapointe Lawless, Paul Lawless, Jason La, Mike Schnier, Tim Moerman and Gérard Bélec.

Also please note that this Friday February 1st, 2013 is Hourly Comic Day. If you have the chance to participate, it is a really great comic experiment to attempt. Check out John Campbell's site and the Hourly archives to see what others have done over the last few years.

Cheers!
Suzanne.

PS-- As always, the Ottawa Comic Jam gratefully acknowledges the continued support of our sponsors: DragonHead Studio and Brain Power Studio Inc. Thanks guys!







































Thursday, 3 January 2013

January Comic Jam - Melting Snowball



Why spend a cold winter night drawing alone when you can draw comics in a warm, cozy atmosphere with other artists? Barring a blizzard, the first jam of the year will celebrate SNOW (and the eventual melting of it all…)

Come and experience a comic-making technique called 'Melting Snowball' where each new panel has one object/character removed from it than the previous panel (applies to text as well.) Thanks to Gérard Bélec for suggesting the new technique!

‘Melting Snowball’ Comic Jam
Wednesday, January 30th, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St. W.
Ottawa, ON K1R 5K3

Contact: Suzanne
613.863.8264
ottawacomicjam(at)gmail(dot)com

Paper provided, event cost: free
Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted on the official Ottawa Comic Jam site for all to enjoy: http://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.ca/

The Ottawa Comic Jam repeats the last Wednesday of the month (except December). It is co-sponsored by DragonHead and Brain Power studios.