Q: Do I have to be a member to come to the comic jams?
A: No. This isn’t a group or club. Hell, you don’t even have to be a comic artist to come. The Vancouver Comic Jam is just a chance for local comic artists (and fans of comic art) to get together, draw some stuff and imbibe a little booze. It’s open to anyone who wants to come. The only restriction is that you must be of legal drinking age (19).

Q: What happens to the pages that are produced at the comic jam?
A: At the end of the night, the pages are split up between those who are generous enough to offer to scan them. Over the next couple of days (sometimes less, sometimes longer), the pages are posted on After that, the pages go into the great unknown. Some people keep them, some recycle them.

Q: Do I need to bring paper and pencils to the jam?
A: Bring your own pencils, markers/brushes and erasers (not erasing your pencil lines is a mortal sin!). Paper is provided.

Q: I just released a new comic/zine/whatever, is it cool if I bring it to the jam to sell/trade? OR I am working on a project, is it alright if I distribute info about it at the jam?
A: By all means. Comic/Zine trading and selling is encouraged. People are always looking to get involved in projects, so if you have one, the jam is a great resource for finding contributors.

Q: Are the comedians who perform at these jams any good?
A: Sorry, dude. We’re not that type of comic jam. Comic artists, not comedians.

Q: I don’t live in Vancouver, but want to go to a comic jam. Do you know of other cities that have them?
A: There are similar jams in Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Prince Edward County, New York, Las Vegas, Portland, San Francisco and lord knows where else. If you know of others, let me know and I will add them to the list.