7.11.2020

July 2020 Meeting Online

July 7000 BC Meeting Online | Saturday, July 11 | 2:00–4:00 (Board meeting 1:00–2:00) | Zoom

We're moving online for the July 2020 meeting! Join New Mexico comics creators for an informal gathering via Zoom on Saturday, July 11 at 2:00. You'll need a Zoom account (which just asks for your name and an email address). We'll have the meeting broken up into a few rooms so you can chat with only a few people or join the main meeting. Feel free to bring files or artwork to show:

https://zoom.us/j/94526870523?pwd=dHlLSE12dGtJZ1JjWm1WZ1V3MkkyZz09
Meeting ID: 945 2687 0523
Password: 270133

Everyone interested in making comics is welcome, send an email with any questions.

There is a board meeting before at 1:00, anyone interested in participating in the board is welcome. The meeting login is the same.


7.01.2020

July's Workshops Between the Panels


Between The Panels | Saturdays in July | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues our series of free online comic workshops for teens and adults every saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  In July we're focusing on different ways to consider laying out your ideas.

Registration is required.  To register, please email Jeff.  Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

Next Week's Workshop:
---No Class July 4---
Saturday, July 11 - Scratching the Surface of Comics with Thumbnails (Making Your Stories Your Stories)
An introduction to comics that lays it all out.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, July 18 - Mini Comics!  What's the Big idea?  (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)
Saturday, July 25 - You Call That A Comic? (The Medium is The Message)



Everyone is welcome, but we ask that if you have means to pay for a workshop, please instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.  Organizations you may want to consider donating to:
The Storehouse - A community resource fighting hunger.  They offer FREE food to people who need it regardless of their income.
First Nations Community HealthSource - Providing a culturally competent comprehensive health delivery system integrating traditional values to enhance the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native families and other underserved populations residing in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.
The Food Depot - Working toward healthy, hunger-free communities in Northern New Mexico.
UNM Hospital Crisis Relief Fund - Allowing UNMH to act quickly and strengthen their ability to help this world-class hospital system right now and in the future.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation - BINC offers emergency assistance to booksellers.  They have formed the Comicbook United Fund, providing relief funds to comic book retailers and employees.

Donations are entirely up to you.  This should not be considered an endorsement of specific organizations.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

July's Free Comics from 7000 BC


Free Digital Comics! | Right Here! | Right Now! | FREE! | More added weekly!

7000 BC continues to provide FREE digital comics to break your stay-at-home doldrums.  We only ask that if you have means to pay for these comics, please instead make a donation to an organization that is helping those in need at this time.  If you don't have the means, the comics are our gift to you.  Enjoy!

This Week's Comic!
All comics are in pdf format.  Click on title or image to view.  New comics are added weekly!

forever all
Jeff Benham
Beneath all that is, there is a turtle.  Upon the turtle are four elephants who carry the weight of all that is.  What happens when one of the elephants trips?  An elegant philosophical journey.

For a list of other comics that are still available, please click here.


Organizations you may want to consider donating to:
The Storehouse - A community resource fighting hunger.  They offer FREE food to people who need it regardless of their income.
First Nations Community HealthSource - Providing a culturally competent comprehensive health delivery system integrating traditional values to enhance the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native families and other underserved populations residing in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.
The Food Depot - Working toward healthy, hunger-free communities in Northern New Mexico.
UNM Hospital Crisis Relief Fund - Your support provides much needed equipment, supplies and other resources to care for patients and protect healthcare workers within the UNM Hospital system.Book Industry Charitable Foundation - BINC offers emergency assistance to booksellers.  They have formed the Comicbook United Fund, providing relief funds to comic book retailers and employees.

Donations are entirely up to you.  This should not be considered an endorsement of specific organizations.

4.25.2020

Free Online Comic Workshops!


Between The Panels | Saturdays | April 25, 2020 - Onward | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

Uncover the visual language that makes comics unique!

7000 BC's Between The Panels workshops help participants combine word and image as they learn how comics form a storytelling medium like no other.  Rather than an illustration-based workshop, 7000 BC focuses on how a story is told using the comics form — stick figures are just fine!

As our way of supporting the community, 7000 BC is providing free online comic workshops for teens and adults every saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore comics creation.  The workshops are free, but we ask that if you have means to pay for a workshop, please instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Registration is required.  To register, please email Jeff.  Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, June 20 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)
How many ways can you trim your thumbnails and still have them be your thumbnails?

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, June 27 - You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format)
---No Class July 4---
Saturday, July 11 - Mini Comics!  What's the Big idea?  (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)

Watch for weekly updates.  We plan to continue these saturday workshops for a while after restrictions have been lifted, while everyone is still getting back on their feet.

Organizations you may want to consider donating to:
The Storehouse - A community resource fighting hunger.  They offer FREE food to people who need it regardless of their income.

First Nations Community HealthSource - Providing a culturally competent comprehensive health delivery system integrating traditional values to enhance the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native families and other underserved populations residing in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

The Food Depot - Working toward healthy, hunger-free communities in Northern New Mexico.

UNM Hospital Crisis Relief Fund - Allowing UNMH to act quickly and strengthen their ability to help this world-class hospital system right now and in the future.

Book Industry Charitable Foundation - BINC offers emergency assistance to booksellers.  They have formed the Comicbook United Fund, providing relief funds to comic book retailers and employees.

Donations are entirely up to you.  This should not be considered an endorsement of specific organizations.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

4.21.2020

Free Digital Comics for Fun and Charity!


Free Digital Comics! | Right Here! | Right Now! | FREE! | More added weekly!

That's right, 7000 BC is offering comics created by our members for free for a limited time!

Here's why we're doing it.  The comics are free, but we ask that if you have means to pay for these comics, please instead make a donation to an organization that is helping those in need at this time.  If you don't have the means, the comics are our gift to you.  Enjoy!

Organizations you may want to consider donating to:
The Storehouse - A community resource fighting hunger.  They offer FREE food to people who need it regardless of their income.
First Nations Community HealthSource - Providing a culturally competent comprehensive health delivery system integrating traditional values to enhance the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native families and other underserved populations residing in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.
The Food Depot - Working toward healthy, hunger-free communities in Northern New Mexico.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation - BINC offers emergency assistance to booksellers.  They have formed the Comicbook United Fund, providing relief funds to comic book retailers and employees.
UNM Hospital Crisis Relief Fund - Your support provides much needed equipment, supplies and other resources to care for patients and protect healthcare workers within the UNM Hospital system.

Donations are entirely up to you.  This should not be considered an endorsement of specific organizations.

 All comics are in pdf format.  Click on titles or image to view.  New comics are added weekly!

Still Available:
HOSPITAL STORIES




Dale DeForest
Life's too short.

Love is Not All:  A Hospital Story
Courtney Angermeier
A young woman learning where to find nourishment


Autumn:  A Hospital Story
Bram and Monica Meehan
Still sniffing for squirrels.



Fakin' the Funk: A Hospital Story
Peter and Paul Ziomek
Keenan Reynolds has always had an active imagination.  It sometimes gets the best of him as you’ll see in this short story which introduces Keenan, his wrestlin’ mom, homie Victor and uncle Derek.


GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS



Fakin' the Funk: Talent Show Part 3
Peter and Paul Ziomek

Keenan knows his stylings can't be stopped once he enters the talent show.  But will he stay true to himself or will he fake the funk?


Fakin' the Funk: Talent Show Part 2
Peter and Paul Ziomek
Keenan knows his stylings can't be stopped once he enters the talent show.  But will he stay true to himself or will he fake the funk?

Peter and Paul Ziomek
Young Keenan Reynolds isn't very good at sports but he can rap his way out of trouble.  Will he stay true to himself or will he fake the funk?



Yesterday and Maybe Tomorrow Too
Jeff Benham and Courtney Angermeier
A collection of short comics that explores alienation, loss, and the mystery and wonder of coming into one’s self.


SHORT COMICS

Roadies
Jeff Benham

Katlo Ren and Dracula fight Goat Roadies from Mars?  Yeah, sure!

Cloning Penguins
Jeff Benham
For those who truly must know what that fake money used to pay demons is doing when you're not looking.  A 24-Hour comic.

The Truthly Wailful Toe of Tim
Jeff Benham
32 things Tim can do without his arms.  A 24-Hour comic.

"Grace"
Jeff Benham
Snow, memory, and loss.

2.11.2020

Feburary 2020 Meeting at Lobo Anime & Comics



February 7000 BC Meeting | Saturday, February 22 | 2:00–4:00 (Board meeting 1:00–2:00) | Lobo Anime & Comics | Albuquerque, NM

For the first 2019 meeting, we'll be at Lobo Anime & Comics at 1016 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE in Albuquerque from 2:00-4:00. The board meets 1:00–2:00, it's open to all. Everyone interested in making comics is welcome, send an email with any questions.

11.08.2019

7000 BC Lectures and Workshops on Graphic Medicine


Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!  | Friday, November 8 - Monday, November 18, 2019 | Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine | 3501 Arrowhead Dr. | Las Cruces, NM

7000 BC will be presenting a series of lectures and workshops related to Graphic Medicine in association with the National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibit, Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!

7000 BC's events will be:

Fri., Nov. 8
Noon - 3:00 PM
Burrell College
Death and After - Lecture and Workshop for Burrell College and the Community
An exploration of different understandings and approaches to death in comics and other arts throughout history.

Sat., Nov. 9
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Museum of Nature and Science
Comics Workshop - Nature, Science and Medicine Comics Workshop for All Ages
An open workshop for children of all ages.  Brief lessons will be at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 and guidance will be provided throughout.

Fri., Nov. 15
Burrell College
Graphic Medicine Workshop Comics Workshops for Arrowhead Park Medical Academy students
Not open to the public.

Mon., Nov. 18
Noon - 1:00 PM
Burrell College
Graphic Medicine from Head to Toe Lecture for Burrell College and the Community
A discussion of comics and medicine that shows the breadth of what is available, what's being made locally, and how it's being created.

For other events related to this Graphic Medicine exhibit, please click here.