Upcoming Events

The Ottawa Comic Jam's next meeting will occur Wednesday April 24th, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St W Ottawa ON

Jam Theme: April O'Neill/ mutant bunnies

Contact: Sue
suebrainpower (at) gmail (dot) com
613. 501. 6862 / 613. 836. 7821
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, 24 April 2019

March 27 Retro Video Game jam UPDATED

Artist: Ifer Jean
Everything old is new again, as I am reminded when I shop and hear resynthesized versions of music that shaped the world. Ok and 80s hits too, but they don't need too much re-synthing lol.

Last jam we explored the idea of Retro Video Games. This was fun and also posed the question, when does a game become retro? Is a current game's iteration ok to use in the comic if it was once an old game? Since we are pretty laid back about such things everyone said 'Ok!'. I am surprised Pong didn't turn up here.. but there is a little Breakout panel, so I'm happy.

Thanks to the talented artists and writers who joined in last month for a swell jam:  Suzanne Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Ifer Jean, Andrew Stutt, Liz Walsh, James Rule, C.D. Rudd, Scott MacLellan and Gérard Bélec.

Thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant for continuing to provide a safe, creative space to gather and make comics. You are the best!


Saturday, 2 March 2019

February 27th comic jam Keys and Locks UPDATED

This was the first February comic jam in a couple of years that didn't get cancelled by the weather. WOW. A record! The theme was Keys/ Locks or Secrets, and people had fun exploring the theme in different and creative ways.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the cooperative art challenge: Sue Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Amy VanTorre, Ifer Lawrence, Andrew Stutt, Liz Walsh, Gérard Bélec and Scott MacLellan! Thanks as always to the Shanghai Restaurant for continuing to support a positive, creative environment in which to gather and draw.