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.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

April 24th Comic Jam - Bunnies

Remember when everything was covered in snow? Like, just the other day?
Last month, our jam theme was BUNNIES, and as usual, the jammers had a ball with it. For your enjoyment, I am posting last month's artwork.

I've scanned and am formatting the fantastic creations from the May18th Chinatown Remixed launch. Clayton and I had such a great time jamming with people who came out to see what we were up to at My Sweet Tea. The staff was fantastic and supportive and I got to try my first bubble tea n__n Keep an eye on the site, should get those images up fairly soon, if all goes well.

Thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant, Don Kwan and the rest of the great staff for providing a safe, creative space for the Ottawa Comic Jam. Last month's jam included the following artists and writers: Scott MacLellan, Sue Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Sebastien Bailard, Andrew Stutt, Mackenzie Baird, Mike Schnier, Liz Walsh, James Rule, Gérard Bélec, Tim Grant, Martin Villemaire, Sophie Nicholas, Sasha L. Lawless, Marisol Eggleton and Brian Lamey.

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to join us and explore our Bunnies theme. It was a great time and I look forward to drawing/ creating cooperative artwork with all of you in the near future! Hopefully this coming Wednesday, for our 4th Anniversary Comic Jam :-)



























Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Announcements for May

Special thanks to the Frantics for their pink cake.
Mark your calendars comic jam lovers! May marks a very busy month for comic-related stuff. This past weekend was the fantastic Ottawa Comiccon which saw Ottawa Jammers out in full force, selling their beautiful artwork and taking commissions.  It was wonderful seeing Ronn Sutton & Janet Hetherington's work, Amy Van Torre, Susan Shore and Matt and Anne Erkhart at the con, as well as past jammers Tom Fowler and Dominic Chénier (of Mirror Comics.) Jammers Colleen Temple and Scott MacLellan took the journey last weekend to enjoy TCAF (the Toronto Comic Arts Festival), which unfortunately was scheduled on the same days as the con.

Upcoming events


photo by Sarai Strikefoot
The 5th Anniversary of Chinatown Remixed happens Saturday May 18th all along Somerset St. W, near Bronson Ave. Come out and see amazing and varied artwork. Come to My Sweet Tea  (824 Somerset St. W. Ottawa K1R 6R5)
to participate in public comic jamming with (me) Suzanne Marsden. There is also an open-to-the-public After Party with live music and beer at the Shanghai Restaurant's parking lot (651 Somerset St. W.)

Harris Family Reunion - S. Marsden

Art Show!

The Art Mad Artists will hold a group show Sunday May 26th, noon - 5pm, at the annual Artists & Authors in the Park exhibition, put on by the Stittsville Village Association. I'm proud to say that I'm one of the Art Mad Artists. Come by and check out my swanky acrylics :-).

Happy Anniversary!

The Ottawa Comic jam will celebrate its 4th Anniversary this May at the Shanghai Restaurant. Come out Wednesday, May 29th, 7:00pm - 9:30pm and enjoy draws for prizes, freebies, cake and more! Regular jamming will happen in a festive atmosphere. If you've never come out to one of the jams, this is the one to catch. Once you've tried it, you'll be hooked for good :-)

Span-o Presents!

rob mclennan and the small press action network host the spring edition of The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair  Saturday, June 15th. The fair runs from noon - 5pm in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre, 320 Jack Purcell Ln (near Elgin) and is free to the public. Come out and see small press books, comics and zines and support the small press action network. Comic Jammers Dwight Williams and Douglas McLeod have been past exhibitors. For more information about the event or to exhibit, email rob_mclennan@hotmail.com.