The long running Toronto Comic Jam gathers to draw pictures and jam comics once a month in a pub, usually the Cameron House. What is a Comic Jam? One person draws in a beginning panel, then a different person continues with a following panel, and so on until you have a finished comic page. From comic book professionals to occasional scratch pad doodlers, everyone is welcome. It's a time when you can let loose with your imagination and not worry if it's perfect or not. B.Y.O.pens. Paper is provided.

Founded in November 1996 by Dave Howard, as a place where artists could meet and exchange ideas, the Comic Jam uses comics as a basis for social interaction. Inspired by jams in Montreal, monthly comic jams in Toronto have helped to build a sense of community and local history around this ever evolving art form.

To get an even better idea of what the jam is like, check out Toronto Comic Jam - Comic Book Daily

Dalton Cameron House
illustration by
Dalton Sharp