Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Get Drunk, Draw Comics

House of Twelve Comic Jam this Thursday

Fresh back from our trip to beautiful Rockville, MD and the awesome Small Press Expo Team 12 invites you — one and all — to our monthly Ho12 Comic Jam.  Join New York's finest young purveyors of dick and fart jokes as we get drunk and draw comics.  All are welcome, but be sure to bring your pencils, paper and thirst for excitement, booze.  

Come on out and say hello, 

Thursday, October 9, 7 pm
Jack Demsey's Pub
36 West 33rd st., NYC
In the basement
7 pm - 11ish

What is a "comic jam" anyway?  
At it's base, a comic jam is when a group of artists get together and draw a single story.  Formats vary between various jams and groups, ours tend to stick to this standard system: One person draws a single panel that sets the setting and characters, then the page is passed to the next person who draws the second panel, they then pass it to another and the process continues.  THis goes on until A) someone makes the perfect gag for the situation, B) it runs out of steam, C) it is put out of its misery for just being too goddamn awful.  

The original San Francisco Undergrounds did many comic jams, and not unlike our own, they are drunken messes involving numerous references to male genitalia and farts.  We feel that the tradition of drunk cartoonists should be carried on and passed down to the youth of tomorrow.  "Booze, Comics, Loneliness!"  This is the cartoonists creed. 

The Ho12 Comic Jams have been going strong since 2001 and have been a great place for New York's up and coming artists to cross pens with some of the best and brightest in the community.  Many of our regulars are regular contributors to not only the House of Twelve titles, but have been published by some of the best alternative publishers around, come on out and shake hands with the best. 

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