11.18.2017

7000 BC at Local Comic Creators At Your Local Comic Shop



Local Comic Creators At Your Local Comic Shop | Saturday, November 18 | noon | Big Adventure Comics | Santa Fe, NM

7000 BC members will be a part of the Local Comic Creators At Your Local Comic Shop event at Big Adventure Comics, 418 Montezuma, Suite C (in the Jean Cocteau building, across from Sanbusco) in Santa Fe on Saturday, November 18 starting at noon. New Mexico-based writers and artists will be giving presentations on their process and selling their work.

10.07.2017

24 Hour Comics Day 2017 at Twin Suns in Albuquerque


24 Hour Comics Day | Saturday, October 7–Sunday, October 8 | noon–noon | Twin Suns Comics and Games | 6301 Riverside Plaza NW Ste L-1 | Albuquerque, NM

Be a part of 24 Hour Comics Day 2017 — accept the challenge to create 24 comic book pages in 24 consecutive hours.

Join 7000 BC as the sun sets and rises at Twin Suns Comics and Games for a creative exercise that will test your stamina while you explore what you're capable of.

Once again thousands of artists of all skill levels from around the globe gather for this annual celebration of comics creation — Albuquerque has consistently been among the largest gatherings in the world for this international event, so bring your papers and pens, enjoy coffee from Winning Coffee, and join in for New Mexico's only 24 Hour Comics Day event.

This event is open to all ages (with parental permission for minors) and is free. Pre-registration is not required, but it's helpful — if you know you're going to participate, please send an email.

We're also looking for sponsors to donate food, drink, and prizes. Please get in touch if you're able to donate or help us find donations.

Thank you to our sponsors:

UPDATE:

Ben has been blogging updates at 7000 BC's Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Jeff here doing a quick post in honor of Chuck's retirement.  Aliina, 7000 BC's Queen of 24 Hour Comics Day, is also out this year (something about finishing her degree).  She's done the posters for years, so those tiny pages on this year's poster are her artwork from past projects.

We've been handing out raffle prizes, and the prizes are growing!  Our last raffle was for an entire set of comics to newlywed Winter.  Winter's been working on a coloring book, as seen here:
  
That's Winter with hubby and co-organizer Nathan.


Nathan's thumbnailed.

Currently, we're doing a raffle from Jim Lynch and Wonderfunders.  Jim's just handed out fifty bucks to Talon, twenty five to Olive, and twenty five to... well, there seems to be a bit of a kerfuffle with the raffle tix but we're getting it sorted it out - and it goes to Nathan!


Talon is working on his sophomore effort, having attended 24 Hour Comics Day once before, along with a very serious table neighbor.


Will has finished at least a half dozen pages since I started writing this.


Gabe's got a WWI story going.


Organizer Ben is working on work for his Patreon.


And Mike and Olive are creating some beautiful pages in full color! (sort of)

Vic bugged out early after revealing the Hulk showering, complete with shower cap and rubber ducky!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors - international 24 HCD Organizers ComicsPro, Twin Suns, Winning Coffee, Wolfe's Bagels, and Ben Girven's Pizza Emporium!  Check out Ben's Facebook posts for more.

Oh, and one last update!  We also have two 7000 BC members working from home.  They're both taking this opportunity to work on larger projects.  Here's a panel from an earlier comic of Courtney's that's related to the current project.  She had 14 pages done by 8 pm!


And here's a panel from Elizabeth's (aka Skippy's) online comic The Champions of Sorien.  She creates her comics using 3D animation software.  She's just finished the first print volume of the Sorien saga, The Forge of St. Raphael and is spending this 24 HCD building scenery for the next chapter in the tale.


Happy 24 Hour Comics Day to all!  How'd I do, Chuck?

9.16.2017

Science and Comics at the Bradbury — CANCELED

This event's been canceled — watch the site for information about rescheduling.


Science Meets Comics Meets Workshop | September 16 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Bradbury Science Museum | Los Alamos, NM


Sure you could take a science class or a class on comics but why not combine them both at the Bradbury Science Museum?

Join 7000 BC and the Bradbury Science Museum as we explore the history and use of science in comics in this fast-paced, hands-on lecture, tour, and workshop!  We'll look at how the visual language of comic books has tackled everything from explanations of how Superman flies to the development of the Manhattan Project.  Then, using topics explored in an exclusive tour of the Bradbury led by Museum Director Linda Deck, we'll learn techniques of the comics medium and create science-based comics of our own.

The lecture is limited to 64 registrations and the full lecture, Museum tour, and workshop is limited to only 15 participants.
Profits from this event will benefit the educational outreach of the Bradbury Science Museum Association, supporting science education in the region.

Lecture and tour: Observe, hypothesize, and make comics?
10 to 11 a.m. in the Bradbury Science Auditorium.
Cost: $8 for BSMA members, $10 for non-BSMA members
Register for Lecture Here

Workshop: Designing your own science-based comics
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Museum’s Tech Lab
This includes the lecture from 10 to 11 a.m., the Museum tour from 11 a.m. to noon, and after a break for a no-host lunch, the workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. 
Cost for lecture, tour and workshop: $40 for BSMA members, $50 for non-BSMA members

Register for Lecture, Tour, and Workshop Here

For further information, Click Here


9.09.2017

7000 BC at STAPLE! 2017



STAPLE! | September 9–10 | 11:00–6:00/12:00–6:00 | Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex | Austin, TX

7000 BC is pleased represent New Mexico comics creators at STAPLE! Independent Media Expo — find us at table 43.

8.22.2017

7000 BC at Bubonicon 49



Bubonicon 49 | August 25–27, 2017 | Friday: 3:00–8:30 / Saturday: 9:30–7:00 / 9:30–4:00 | Albuquerque Marriott Uptown | Albuquerque, NM

7000 BC is pleased to return to Bubonicon in the Dealers Room with independent comics from group members.

Some of our comics creators will be running the Mechanics of Time in Comics, Sunday at 11:00 in Carlsbad.

We'll also be doing our annual rat poster live drawing — stop by for a raffle ticket for a chance to win it with yourself as the 49th rat!

8.05.2017

7000 BC at Moriarty Mini Comic Convention 2017



Moriarty Mini Comic Convention 2017 | Saturday, August 5 | 9:00–4:00 | Moriarty Civic Center | Moriarty, NM

7000 BC will have a table at the first Moriarty Mini Comic Convention on Saturday, August 5 at 9:00. Free for children 12 and under, $5 for everyone else.

7.22.2017

July 7000 BC Meeting



July 7000 BC Meeting | Saturday, July 22 | 1:00–4:00 | Winning Coffee Co. | Albuquerque, NM

For the July 2017 meeting, we'll gather at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard Drive SE in Albuquerque, to discuss what we've been working on, upcoming education events, convention appearances, and supporting a local business that's supported us.

All interested in independent comics are welcome — send an email with any questions.