Hey there all, today I'm announcing the dates for the last three monthly NYC Comic Jams. It's been a long and beautiful run, but after 16 and a half years the community in New York has changed, and so have I. There's a whole new generation of folks making comics in the city and a wide array of new and exciting community-building events that cater to what this new generation's wants and needs. As I've gotten older, I've found zeroing in on those wants and needs more and more elusive. The Jams were 'of their era,' and I feel that era has passed, and it's time to step aside and let the new kids figure out what they need themselves.
The Jams have been life changing for me. They've been the high point of my time in comics. The Jam taught me new ways of thinking about the craft, and a greater appreciation for the breadth of styles and takes on making comics. I salute nearly everyone who's ever come out to the jam, it's been my most sincere honor to work with some truly great artists. But, almost secondary to that, are the ways the Jam has changed my personal life. My closest friends are folks I met through the jam. We spend our weekends and holidays together, my kid plays with other jam kids, we have bowling nights together, and I honestly can't imagine my life without them. I've been graciously granted access to the finest people the world has to offer, all thanks to the Jam.
This isn't to say I'm quitting comics, I've got a few more stories in me and I'm hard at work on my next book. I'll also be scanning a bunch of the more recent Jams and adding them to this page, so stay tuned to our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr pages for updates on that. Lastly, some of the core House of Twelve folks and I have been working together on a super-fun Jam project that hopefully will see the light of day sometime next year.
The final dates are Friday, March 2, Friday, April 13, and the final Jam, Friday, May 11. We'll be at our wonderful, long time host, Jack Demsey's Pub, see the map to the left. The event starts at 7:30 pm and runs until 11 or so. So, please, if you've joined us in the past, or always wished you could and never did, come on out and help us put her to bed in regal fashion, with a pile of beers and some fart jokes.
As always, the NYC Comic Jams are open to the public and free to attend, but please tip your waitresses generously.
- Cheese Hasselberger, 2/14/18
The NYC Comic Jam has been running for sixteen years, and we've amassed a huge collection of incredibly stupid comic strips. Over the years this site has undergone five or six redesigns, and each one had a different way to display the strips. Rather than go back and reformat them all for this new design, I've opted to just dump them in simple gallery pages. Enjoy?
From the lagoon
Everything is normal