9.19.2020

Makers Weekend featuring 24 Hour Comics Day and Abq ZineFest

Makers Weekend feat. 24 Hour Comcis Day and Abq ZineFest | October 2 - 4, 2020 | Virtual



Makers Weekend is more than a weekend!
For this year's 24 Hour Comics Day, 7000 BC has amped things up.  We've teamed up with Abq ZineFest to create an entire virtual Makers Weekend featuring readings, live music, a workshop, raffles, zinesters, groggy cartoonists, 24 Hour Comics Day 2020, and more!  Keep watching this page for updates.

Saturday, September 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT - Between the Panels Comics Workshop
We'll be hosting a special Between the Panels intro/refresher workshop on the basics of comics-making, via Zoom. You'll have to sign up with Zoom as well.  Join us again on October 10 and every Saturday through the end of the year for the entire Between the Panels workshop series.  More info HERE

Zoom login information for the workshop is:
meeting ID: 940 5678 9983 and password: 7geP2j

Friday, October 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m. MT - Opening (Virtual) Party
Gather with us via Zoom. We'll have an overview of the weekend, the rules and codes of conduct for the event, opportunities to meet and talk with other participants, readings, and live music.

Saturday, October 3, noon–Sunday, October 4, noon MT 
This is it!  The Main Event!  24 Hour Comics Day 2020! We'll be on Discord and Zoom the whole time.  A variety of scheduled activities will be on Zoom, including a dinner break hosted by Abq ZineFest, live music, raffles every two hours, and a rotating cycle of in-progress images sent in by participants. Join in with fellow creators, be inspired, have conversations when you want and work when you want, and challenge yourself to make a 24-page comic in 24 hours.

You must register if you're going to participate in 24 HCD.  It's not necessary to register for the rest. Watch on Facebook, stop by Discord or Zoom to visit, watch music, or be part of the scheduled events, you can even be in the raffle while you're present without registering.  

To register to participate in 24 Hour Comics Day, please email jeff@7000bc.org.

To get email updates, or if you know anyone who’d like to participate, share this link to sign up for  updates: http://eepurl.com/g9u_Ej

9.18.2020

Between the Panels Comics Workshop - What Are Comics?



Between The Panels Workshop | What Are Comics? | Saturday, September 26 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

Between the Panelsour series of free online comics workshops for teens and adults begins again from the beginning!  We've been refining the lessons and our digital skills, and we're ready to roll out the virtual paper and draw upon our strengths.  Every saturday except October 3rd.

Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, September 26 - What Are Comics?  (An Introduction/Refresher with Hat Guy)
An introduction to what makes a comic a comic.  And a hat a hat.  And 24 hours TWENTY FOUR HOURS.  For anyone interested in the workshops or as a lead-in to 24 Hour Comics Day.

Upcoming:

Next week we won't be running a workshop because it will be 24 Hour Comics Day!  We've partnered with Abq ZineFest to create a whole Makers Weekend.  All are welcome and encouraged to join us.  You DO NOT need to stay the entire time.  Just come and make comics, watch readings, live music, groggy cartoonists, and more.  Visitors welcome! More info HERE.

Join us starting October 9th as the Between the Panels workshop series begins in earnest and runs through the end of the year.

Registration is not required for this workshop only.  To join us, use the following Zoom login information:
meeting ID: 940 5678 9983 and password: 7geP2j

You will need to register if you want to take the workshops beginning in October.  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.

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.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

9.07.2020

Between the Panels Workshop - The Gestalt of It All

Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, September 5 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing 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.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, September 5 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics.  What have we wrought?

Upcoming Workshops:

The entire workshop series will begin once again from the beginning starting on September 26th.

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.

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.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

8.30.2020

Between the Panels Workshop - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria

Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, September 5 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing 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.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, September 5 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Exploring the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of a good story, found on the bread aisle.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, September 12 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)

This workshop series will begin from the beginning starting on September 19th.

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.

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.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

8.25.2020

Buboni-Virtualcon and Between the Panels Workshop - Perry Needs A New Pair of Shoes

Bubonicon and Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, August 29 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!


This week 7000 BC partners with Bubonicon to run a special Buboni-Virtualcon workshop!  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join Perry and Terry Rodent as we explore a storytelling medium to end all storytelling mediums.  All are welcome!

Join us via Zoom using this link or enter meeting ID: 940 5678 9983 and password: 7geP2j

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, August 29 - *Buboni-Virtualcon Special Workshop*
Perry Needs a New Pair of Shoes (One-Upmanshipping with The MacGuffin)
Why is Perry Rodent so deeply driven to seek his lost shoe?  Will the MacGuffin demystify the muddle?  Grab your pens and papers and join 7000 BC for a collaborative workshop in which we weave one mighty myth, through the misdirecting media of comics!

And stick around for the full day of virtual events at Buboni-Virtualcon. They'll be running from 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM, including A Style of Your Own: Developing Your Signature Art Style, featuring Artist Guest of Honor Chaz Kemp, along with Elizabeth Leggett, Betsy James, Jon Sanchez, and our own Jeff Benham.  3:30–4:25 p.m.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, September 5 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Saturday, September 12 - *Final Workshop in the Series* 
The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)

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.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!


UPDATE!
To see the comic created during this workshop, click HERE.

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

8.15.2020

Between the Panels Workshop - Caught Up in the Moment

Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, August 15 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing 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.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, August 15 - Caught Up in the Moment (Time in, Around, and Between Panels)
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana — and comics time flies like nothing else.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, August 29 -   *A Special Buboni-Virtualcon Workshop!*
   Perry Needs a New Pair of Shoes (One-Upmanshipping with MacGuffins)
Saturday, September 5 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)

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.

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.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

8.08.2020

Between the Panels Workshop - Turning Over a New Leaf

Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, August 15 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing 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.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, August 15 - Turning Over A New Leaf  (The Importance of Page Turns)
Breathing life into the desire to see the next page.

Upcoming Workshops:
Saturday, August 22 - Caught Up in the Moment (Time in, Around, and Between Panels)
Saturday, August 29 -   *A Special Buboni-Virtualcon Workshop!*
   Perry Needs a New Pair of Shoes (One-Upmanshipping with MacGuffins)

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.

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.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.