Upcoming Events

The Ottawa Comic Jam's next meeting will occur Wednesday August 29th, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St W Ottawa ON

Jam Theme: Telepathy: "My Mind To Your Mind".

Contact: Sue
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com
613. 501. 6862
Also check out the Facebook group 'Ottawa Comic Jam' for event listings.


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, 30 January 2014

September 25th 2013 Backwards Jam

Backward Jam instructions surrounding Daniel Martelock's
amazing painting from Chinatown Remixed 2013
Last September, the Ottawa Comic Jam revisited the extremely popular 'Backwards Comic Jam' idea, initially proposed by Gérard Bélec a few years ago. Tradition has encouraged us to continue to tell stories backwards in September and it is an exhausting and silly process that requires the artist 'finishing' the page to come up with an ending... that ending being Panel 1.

Thanks to those who took the time to join us for our September Jam: Sue Marsden, Clay Jacobs, Scott MacLellan, Andrew Stutt, Gérard Bélec, Amy VanTorre, Liz Walsh, James Rule, Ifer Lawrence, Susan Shore, Mark Proulx, Andrés Proulx, "Sanchez Delfuego", Sasha Lapointe Lawless, Tim Moerman and Joey Clarette. Your creative contributions make the jams possible!

Thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant for providing a safe, fun and supportive atmosphere for us to indulge in our cooperative art jamming. Thanks also to our co-sponsors: DragonHead Studio and Brain Power Studio Inc. who supply us w/ 110 lbs card stock, pencils and the like!


ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com
m 613.863.8264/ h 613.836.7821

PS -- If you are interested in joining us at one of our regularly scheduled comic jams, please feel free to contact me via phone or email for more information, or simply drop in to the Shanghai on the last Wednesday of the month!

PPS -- **How to read the following comics: they can be read normally and should make some sort of sense, but remember that they were drawn starting with the last panel. So, they are funny read from back to front as well.

PPPS -- Previous years' Backward Comic Jams are available here:
September 2012
September 2011
September 2010

Sue Marsden drawing the wonderful China Doll
for Saturday Karaoke at the Shanghai! @ChinaDollOttawa

James, Liz & Tim reading the strange creations...

Andrew Stutt & Clayton Jacobs making comics!

The creators of Pythor, hard at work!

Westin Church couldn't join us for the jam, but specifically
requested to be added in with something 'poop' related n__n

'Sanchez Delfuego's' addition to the jam!
during a heated discussion about Vision On.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

August 28 2013 Ottawa Comic Jam 'Pulp Fiction'

Last August we held the Ottawa Comic Jam's first 'Pulp Fiction' themed event! Artists were encouraged to draw inspiration from pulp magazines, dime novels and the like. Also some artists and writers ran with the idea and riffed on the movie 'Pulp Fiction' and the idea of pulp itself (of the fruit variety!)

Thanks to those who came out to the jam and made the evening a load of fun: Suzanne Marsden, Clay Jacobs, Westin Church, Andrew Stutt, Mackenzie Baird, Mike Schnier, Larissa McKay, Scott MacLellan, Suze Shore, Liz Walsh, James Rule, Dan Villeneuve, Gisele Jobateh, Gérard Bélec, Jay Bird, Miles Rufelds, Andrés Proulx, Marissa Godwin, Mark Proulx and Sarah MacMillan.

Thanks also to Don Kwan and the great staff at the Shanghai Restaurant for making us feel welcome, taking care of our needs, keeping the lights up (!) and always having super artwork on the walls to help keep our art juices flowing. The music rocks too!


ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com


For inspiration, I brought the following along, in case any artists and writers wanted to pick a line and use that for their comic panel:

Ottawa Comic Jam Presents: PULP FICTION

1. “I am going to kill a man”

2. “They threw me off the hay truck about noon.”

3. “I first heard Personville called Poisonville by a red-haired mucker named Hickey Dewey in the Big Ship in Butte.”

4. “Well sir, I should have been sitting pretty, just about as pretty as a man could sit.”

5. “Anna Halsey was about two-hundred and forty pounds of middle-aged putty faced woman in a black tailor-made suit.”

6. “She had the face of a Madonna and a heart made of dollar bills.” 

7. “Sanity took a backseat while they drove headlong to disaster.”


Jack-Jack drawings by Suze Shore (c) 2013