Collectives and Comic Jams

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"A collective of comics creators, from all disciplines and all career stages, working together to put a spotlight on local, original work."

Graphic History Collective
GHC is a group of activists, artists, writers, and researchers passionate about comics, history and social change.

A non-profit comics organization based in British Columbia

DIY Comics School (Toronto)
Meets the first Monday of most months with the goal of working together to provide a continuing comics education. Each month a different member of the community takes the roll of "Dean of the Month" and facilitates that month's session.  Meetings take place at the Canada Comics Open Library. Open to everyone and anyone interested in creating comics! To join in on discussions and keep up-to-date about upcoming meetings, join Ontario Comics Clubhouse Discord (link below).

Ontario Comics Clubhouse Discord
An online comics community and discussion forum created by the DIY Comics School

Canadian Comic Jams
A list of of jams (people getting together to draw comics!) by province
Icon made by member of Toronto Comics Jam: Robb Mirsky 

Friendship Edition
Comics collective based in Toronto, Ontario

Kwentong Bayan ("community stories")
"A collective of two Toronto-based artists, Althea Balmes and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo. Their artistic mandate is to explore a critical and intersectional approach to community-based art, labour, and education." Illustration by Althea Balmes.


Love Love Hill
Collective of comic makers, self-publishing anthologies of comics, short stories, art zines, and minis

The Secret Shop
"A collective of friends from around the world and a variety of professional backgrounds, seeking to help and support one another to create and share our comics and stories!"

AriocarpOs Collective
Art collective that aims to create a healthy space for open conversation among different communities.

Ad Astra Comix
"The panel is political". Founded in 2013 by Nicole Marie Burton, Ad Astra Comix is run as a non-hierarchical collective and publisher specializing in comic books with social justice themes


Call Out Comics
"Free, black and white newspaper featuring fierce work that challenges people, ideas, pet-peeves and/or attempts to hold someone/something accountable for their words/actions."


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