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.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Get your NUIT BLANCHE 2013 ON!

This Saturday, September 21st '13 7pm - 4am Supernova/ SUPERJAM!
This Saturday, September 21st, 2013, from 7pm - 4am, you can join Gérard Bélec and Suzanne Marsden at the Ottawa School of Art, 35 George St., Ottawa ON K1N 8W5 Studio 208, for a night of comic jamming!

Last year, more than 6000 people trouped through the OSA to check out and contribute to the 1st Nuit Blanche's Nuit de la Jam/ SuperJam (co-hosted by Gérard Bélec & Amy VanTorre). It is going to be an incredible night. Join us, bring your favourite drawing instruments, or use the free matériel provided. All ages/ everyone welcome.

Hope to see you there!
Suzanne.

ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com

Nuit Blanche 2013




Friday, 13 September 2013

BACKWARD Jam returns

To see the completed page proceed to the link!

It's that time of the year again, when kids go back to school, the OIAF takes over the city and Nuit Blanche #2 is merely a week away. Also, it is the time when the Ottawa Comic Jam presents its signature jam of the year: The September BACKWARDS jam. Come to the Shanghai Restaurant and join other comic artists, animators, writers and enthusiasts as we tell stories backwards.

You begin with a six panel page and start your story at Panel 6, describing the ending of the story. You pass the page to another artist and they draw Panel 5 (and so on). Finally, the last artist draws Panel 1 describing the ‘beginning’ of the comic. It’s loopy and fun: give it a try!

Ottawa Comic Jam September BACKWARDS Jam
Wednesday September 25th, 2013
7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St. W.
Ottawa ON K1R 5K3

Contact: Suzanne.
613-836-7821

Event cost: free, materials provided. Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted to the site for all to enjoy.
Adult themes/artwork may be portrayed. The jam is not generally suitable for minors.

For examples of previous Backward Jams, check out the archives!
September 2012
September 2011
September 2010

The Ottawa Comic Jam gratefully acknowledges the continued financial support from our sponsors: DragonHead Studio and Brainpower Studio Inc.

651 Somerset St W. The Shanghai Restaurant, home to the OCJ since '09!