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.


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.


Between the Panels at NMLA/MPLA Conference

NMLA/MPLA Conference | Wednesday, October 30–Friday, November 1, 2019 | Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town | 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW | Albuquerque, NM

7000 BC is at the New Mexico Library Association and Mountain Plains Library Association Joint Conference for this year's poster session.  We'll be there with the poster shown above for Between the Panels, the resource guide we're creating on teaching and making comics.

Non-profit arts organization 7000 BC has been bringing comic book workshops and presentations to libraries and other venues around New Mexico for more than fifteen years. Rather than using an illustration-based approach, participants combine word and image through fast-paced, hands-on workshops focused on how a story is told using the unique storytelling medium of comics.

7000 BC is codifying its approach in Between the Panels, a new multimedia book, website, and workshop project created for teachers, librarians, students and anyone interested in programming curriculum. This expandable, adaptable method can guide a one-hour children's workshop, a full college semester, or a cross-discipline specialty presentation.

In conjunction with Between the Panels, 7000 BC is creating verum/vitae, a science fiction/fantasy comic anthology series based in New Mexico. Along with comics from 7000 BC's past sixteen years, Between the Panels will feature completed and and in-progress excerpts from verum/vitae which is being developed both for the anthology and to illustrate specific comics concepts.

We are looking for libraries, schools, and other venues that would be interested in allowing us to provide workshops, including remote workshops, in exchange for feedback beginning in 2020.  Please contact us if you would be interested in participating.


24 Hour Comics Day 2019

24 HCD

24-Hour Comics Day | Saturday, October 5–Sunday, October 6, 2019 | noon–noon | Lobo Anime and Comics | 1016 Juan Tabo Blvd NE | Albuquerque, NM

Be a part of 24-Hour Comics Day 2019 — accept the challenge to create 24 comic book pages in 24 consecutive hours.

Join 7000 BC at Lobo Anime and Comics 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 around the globe take part in this annual celebration of comics creation — everyone, regardless of experience in comics-making, is welcome, so bring your papers and pens and join in.

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. It'll be extra helpful if you can complete and return this form when you email or when you show up at the event.

Coffee courtesy of Starbucks.

Update: see the day unfold at the blog on the 24-Hour Comics Day site.

Poster by Brittany Sedillo


September 2019 Meeting at Tribes Coffee House in Santa Fe

September 2019 Meeting | Saturday, September 28 | 2:00 | Tribes Coffee House | 3470 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe, NM

Join New Mexico comics creators for an informal gathering at Tribes Coffee House on the southern end of Santa Fe on Saturday, September 28 at 2:00.

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


7000 BC at Bubonicon 51

Bubonicon 51 | August 23–25, 2019 | Friday: 3:00–8:30 / Saturday: 9:30–7:00 / 9:30–4:00 | Albuquerque Marriott Uptown | Albuquerque, NM

7000 BC is at Bubonicon 51 with books from artists across New Mexico — entrance to the Dealers Room is free.

update:  Kevin Zander won the Bubonicon 51 Rat Raffle!


Comic Workshop at UNM Taos Library

Comic Workshop | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 1:00–2:30 | PMSSC Room D, UNM Taos Library | Pueblo Hall East, 1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557

What are comics? How do we tell stories using words and images? How can we effectively use the comics medium? Learn about comics and create your own in this free, hands-on workshop.

Limited to 25 participants, visit or contact the Library to reserve your space.

Photos have been posted by the UNM Taos Library here.

And following the workshop, Mike and Robin of KCEI Radio in Taos interviewed 7000 BC's Jeff and UNM Taos Library's Nicole.  To hear the full program ("All About Comics") scroll down to the April 2019 Archives.