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.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

September 24th, 2014 Backwards Jam

It is a lovely tradition, initially instigated by Gérard Bélec, that September is the month where the Ottawa Comic Jam group writes backwards stories. The idea is that the first artist (or writer) starts the comic page on the last panel (panel 6) which is the End. The next artist has to do the panel that comes before until a complete story is created.

Although these comics can be read in the normal way, if you're aware that they were created backwards, it's just as fun reading them from the last panel as well. The absurdities always make me laugh and continue to make our September Jam one of our more popular gatherings!

Thanks to those who shared their creativity during this jam: Sue Marsden, Andrew Stutt, Sophie Nicholas, Liz Walsh, Gisele Jobateh, James Rule, Scott MacLellan, Darren Sparling, Gérard Bélec, Dominique Barbeau, Beccy David and Clayton Jacobs.

And always, thanks to the Don Kwan and the rest of the supportive staff at the Shanghai Restaurant, where the Comic Jam makes its monthly appearance. We're eternally grateful for your care, humour, quirkiness and creativity!


August 27th, 2014 - Space Opera!

Liz Walsh & Gérard Bélec lead the Ottawa Comic Jam group last August as they explored the exciting and bizarre theme of the Space Opera. Thanks guys!

Also, big thanks to all the artists and writers who brought their own brand of creativity and improv to the jam: Liz Walsh, James Rule, Gisele Jobateh, Amy VanTorre, Kevin VanTorre, Andrew Stutt, Scott MacLellan, Gérard Bélec, Westin Church, Ifer Lawrence, Mariol Eggleton, Sebastien & JFC.


July 30th, 2014 - Casual or Vacations Jam

July traditionally is a pretty relaxed jam; many people travel and to keep things casual, the theme is usually open. Thanks to everyone who took the time to join in July's jam; really fun seeing how stories develop in interesting ways and unusual conclusions :-D

Thanks to: Gisele Jobateh, Andrew Stutt, Nathan, Amy VanTorre, Scott MacLellan, Liz Walsh, James Rule, Sophie Nicholas, Martin Villemaire, Suze Shore, Tim Moerman, Suzie Erskine, Danai Emelia, Marc Christie, Sue Marsden and Clayton Jacobs.

Tip o' the hat to the fine folks at the Shanghai Restaurant who have made the Comic Jam welcome for many years. You guys are the best!