4.21.2018

Center for Cartoon Studies Information Session and Portfolio Review

Center for Cartoon Studies Information Session and Portfolio Review | Saturday, April 21 | 1:00–3:00 | Lobo Anime & Comics | 1016 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM



The Center for Cartoon Studies offers the opportunity to learn more about the school's MFA, certificates and workshops from cartoonist Alec Longstreth. He will also offer portfolio reviews with Stephen McCranie.

CCS' mission is to provide the highest quality of education to students interested in creating visual stories. CCS’s curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflect the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. CCS emphasizes self-publishing and prepares its students to publish, market, and disseminate their work.

This is also your chance to meet the comics creators of 7000 BC and connect with locals writing and drawing comics.

The event at Lobo Anime & Comics is free, but R.S.V.P here.


4.14.2018

7000 BC at Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo (DINK) 2018




Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo (DINK) | Saturday, April 14–Sunday, April 15 | McNichols Civic Center Building | Denver, CO

7000 BC will return to Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo on April 14–15 at McNichols Civic Center Building. DINK puts the emphasis on the independent spirit, cultural relevance, imagination, and community of comics, graphic novels, zines, art, and publishers — and we're happy to join in, representing comics from New Mexico.

3.24.2018

Local Comics Pop-up at Big Adventure Comics



Local Comics Pop-Up at Big Adventure Comics | Saturday, March 24 | 1:00 | Big Adventure Comics | Santa Fe, NM

7000 BC members will be a part of the Local Comics Pop-Up at Big Adventure Comics at 418 Montezuma, Suite C (in the Jean Cocteau building, across from Sanbusco) in Santa Fe on Saturday, March 24 starting at 1:00. New Mexico-based writers and artists will be selling their creator-owned books and talking about how they work.

This is a great opportunity to support local talent and to connect with people making comics.

It will also be 7000 BC's March meeting, there will be business conducted later in the afternoon.

3.03.2018

Design Your Own Science-Based Comics


Design Your Own Science-Based Comics | Saturday, March 3 | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Bradbury Science Museum | 1350 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM | lecture and workshop: $40 for BSMA members, $50 for non-BSMA members; lecture only: $8 for BSMA members, $10 for non-BSMA members

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and 7000 BC explore the history and use of science in comics in a fast-paced, hands-on lecture, tour, and workshop. See how the visual language of comic books has tackled everything from explanations of how Superman flies to the development of the Manhattan Project.

Workshop participants will explore the Bradbury in an exclusive tour led by Museum Director Linda Deck, learn techniques of the comics medium, and create science-based comics of their own. Jeff Benham will lead the lecture and workshop.

Schedule:
  • Lecture from 10 to 11 a.m. (open to all)
  • Museum tour from 11:15 to 11:45 a. m.
  • Workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. (open to those 15 years of age or older)

Visit the events page at BMSA to register.

Profits from this event will benefit the educational outreach of the BSMA, which operates as the museum’s non-profit partner and is tax exempt under the IRC 501(c)3.

1.20.2018

January 7000 BC Meeting at Lobo Anime & Comics



January 7000 BC Meeting | Saturday, January 20 | 1:00–4:00 | Lobo Anime & Comics | Albuquerque, NM

For the first 2018 meeting, we'll be at Lobo Anime & Comics at 1016 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE in Albuquerque from 1:00-4:00. Everyone interested in making comics is welcome, send an email with any questions.

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?