Upcoming Events

The next meeting of the Ottawa Comic Jam will occur Wednesday April 26th, 2017 at the Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. W. Ottawa ON 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Theme: Mini Con - bring your self-published comics, artwork, pins, merch etc to share, sale and trade w other jammers and the public!

Email: ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com


Ottawa Comic Con
May 12th - 14th 2017
Fri 1pm - 8pm
Sat 10 am - 7 pm
Sun 10:30 am - 5pm
EY Centre
4899 Uplands Dr Ottawa ON K1V 2N6

Ottawa Small Press Book Fair
Sat., June 24th, 2017
12 - 5pm
Room 203
Jack Purcell Community Centre
(on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane.)

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.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

August 31st, 2016 It Was A Dark And Stormy Night!

Clayton Jacobs' opening panel
How do you begin the greatest story ever told? By using a time-tested opener of course! Last week, jammers got together and launched every 1st panel with the opening line "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" and let the story take off from there! People were also encouraged to use Poe's "It Came Upon A Midnight Dreary" as an opener, if they wished.

The last jam of the summer had a boisterous turn-out. Thanks all for joining us in an exercise of cooperative creativity: Suzanne Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Amy VanTorre, Andrew Stutt, Liz Walsh, Scott MacLellan, Harry Catlin, Gérard Bélec and Keith Savage.

Thanks, as always to the Shanghai Restaurant and the Kwan family for giving us a welcome, safe and creative space in which to gather and share talent, humour, zaniness and enthusiasm!

Cheers and hope to see you at the NEXT Jam!

PS-There may be a few rude drawings near the end *you were warned*.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

24 Hour Comics Day at DragonHead Studio - October 1st 2016 9:30 am - 9:30 am

Completed 24 Hour Comic, PEI (c) 2011 Suzanne Marsden.

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
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.
Where the magic will happen October 1st!

If you are driving.

**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" Scott McCloud

Example of a 24-Hour Comic ("The Magic Cauldron")

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