Upcoming Events

Please note bc of the ongoing pandemic, the Jam will not occur this month.

Hopefully the Ottawa Comic Jam's next meeting will occur:
Wednesday April 29th, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St W Ottawa

Theme: Cryptozoology

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.

Other Events

May 2020

Ottawa Comic Arts Festival
May 30th, 2020
10 am - 5pm
Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar St, Ottawa ON
FREE admittance

The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair
Jack Purcell Community Centre
320 Jack Purcell Lane, Ottawa ON K2P 2J5
Room 203
June 27, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Admission FREE
Tables for exhibitors $25 full, $12.50 1/2

Ottawa Comic Con
Sept 2020

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, 22 January 2020

November 27 End Times UPDATED

Gérard Bélec and Ifer Lawrence's beautiful artwork
at the Ottawa Comic Jam Group's Cats N Dragons
art show at the Shanghai Restaurant Nov 2019

The Ottawa Comic Jam Group had a closing art party at the Shanghai Restaurant last November for our group show "Cats N Dragons" (featuring art from: Ifer Lawrence, Gérard Bélec and Suzanne Marsden). It was so much fun sharing creativity and letting people see what kind of art goes on when we're not drawing Funny Pictures.

We also had a jam! Since it was the last jam of the year, we thought the theme of End Times would be appropriate. There are also Santas in there as well.

Thanks to the artists and writers who joined us for our party and also jammed the evening away: Suzanne Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Ifer Lawrence, Andrew Stutt, Liz Walsh, James Rule, Joël Vandale and Bob Lawrence.

Thanks as always to the wonderful Shanghai Restaurant and the Kwan family for hosting the Ottawa Comic Jam and providing a safe and creative space in which to gather and (as Neil Gaiman would say) "MAKE GOOD ART".


** More artwork from our show after the comix <3


**Artwork from the OCJG's Cats N Dragons Art Show

Dragons by Suzanne Marsden

Art by Suzanne Marsden, Ifer Lawrence & Gérard Bélec

'The Horror of Loneliness' acrylics on canvas
by Suzanne Marsden

Artwork by Ifer Lawrence

OCJG artwork and Suzanne Marsden

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Oct 30th Comic Jam Rubber Suited Monsters - UPDATED

Ifer Lawrence's awesome art!
Our pre-Hallowe'en comic jam was a celebration of Rubber Suited Monsters! Everyone had fun drawing what they imagined Godzilla might do when confronted with an evolved Rodin/Bambi or Hedora muckling onto a plate of snacks.

It was a great evening with the usual crew and newcomers rounding out the Jam. Thanks to: Suzanne Marsden, Clayton Jacobs, Ifer Lawrence, Andrew Stutt, Amy VanTorre, John Bell, Scott MacLellan, Liz Walsh, James Rule, Joel Vandale and Gérard Bélec (aka Batman!) for coming out, drawing together, laughing and telling stories.

Special thanks as always to the Shanghai Restaurant for providing a supportive and creative space for the OCJG for the last ten years and to Mabe Kwan for taking good care of us!