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
"CarpOs is an art collective initiated in 2017 by Shirls, Julia, and Joyce. We share a love of creating art and stories, and showcase paintings, sculptures, illustrations, zines, and a variety of merchandise. We are proud of our diverse and unique members, who all come from varying backgrounds, beliefs, and world views. We aim to create a healthy space for open conversation with our work amongst our respective communities, and celebrate the narrative of these differences working together."
Crow and Moon Press
"Built on the principals of "Action & Sincerity", Crow And Moon Press create and publish mysterious handbound zines, super-cute handmade dolls & brooches, lo-fi cassettes, and unsettlingly beautiful giclée art prints. The dyad release small-batch runs for all of their work, covering a wide range of topics: women's history, self identity, mental health, queer culture, magic reclamation, visual art, subversiveness, forbidden science, and the human condition."
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
A free online community for comics creators, lovers, and new readers.
Submission Form and Guidelines here
"Hello Boyfriend is a fresh comics collective from Ontario consisting of five pretty rad pals. They are: Jesse Denobrega & Victor Martins & Christine Wong & Jade Armstrong & Keelin"
I Don't Do Comics
"Canadian publication open to everybody who likes comics and wants to draw them ✏️
Want to do a takeover? Email us at email@example.com" (Instagram)
Indigenous Comics Collective (US-based)
"The Indigenous Comics Collective was created to support underrepresented voices in comics at all levels. We work with venues large and small to support Indigenous creatives breaking into the field, as well as creating space for established artists to show their work to the general public. Nothing about us, without us."
London Comic Jam
Meets at the TAP Centre for Creativity
For more information, contact Christopher Runciman
"A comical collective that'll quench your raging thirst-- well, sequentially, at least-- with drops of sweetest sirop-de-papaye." Read issue 1 here.
"The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design, aka R.A.I.D., is an award-winning artist collective located in Toronto’s historic Parkdale. With a primary focus on comics and graphic novels, R.A.I.D. is a creative ecosystem where artists can build their ideas, collaborate, and access varied expressive platforms."
SpiderForest Webcomic Collective
"SpiderForest is a creator-run, volunteer-driven webcomic collective spanning genres, art styles, and continents. Our creators include artists and writers with decades of experience, as well as new voices. Together, we vet, curate, and promote high-quality and free-to-read webcomics."
The Toronto Comics Jam
"Every last Tuesday of the month (except December), we gather at the Cameron House (on Queen St. West in Toronto, Ontario) to draw comics. Everyone is invited to come and participate regardless of drawing skills. We're also a LGBTQ positive space. Everyone is welcomed as long as everyone tries their best to respect everybody!"
Vancouver Comic Jam
The Vancouver Comic Jam is generally held the third Saturday of the month, starting at 8pm at the 12 Kings Pub 395 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. In cases of long weekends or other conflicting dates, the jam may move to the 2nd or 4th Saturday. For up to date information, join the VCJ Facebook group or follow us on Twitter.
Wavering Line Collective
"Wavering Line Collective puts out a bi-annual magazine of comics and illustration. It features work from the collective and invited artists for the issue. There have been six issues published since the fall of 2016. Wavering Line magazine is sold online, as well as at The Beguiling (Toronto, ON), Lucky's Comics (Vancouver, BC), and Drawn and Quarterly (Montreal, QC)."
Webcomic Library Discord
Virtual community events hosted by Webcomic Library. Visit their Twitter and DM for admission info.
The 4PANEL Project
"provides a space where a range of talented artists can creatively explore the four-panel comics format in formal, abstract, literary, conceptual and/or transformative contexts; new strips are posted to 4panel.ca every Monday and Friday."