10.20.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic

Between The Panels Workshop | The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic | Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults continues!  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.

Drop-in students are welcome!
 
"The instructors are amazing and have created such unusual and creative ways  to get people thinking about storytelling and imagery and the world of comics.  The exercises stretch the brain and often  times the funny bone, all leading to creations by participants that surprise and delight the authors.  I would highly recommend this series to comic creators, you will always learn something new."
Beverley Kort, Student

This Week's Workshop:
Accidentally created a comic?  Be re-introduced to the language of comics and the landscape of our brains.

Upcoming: 
Saturday, October 30 - A Genre By Any Other Name  (Forming Stories and Approaching Form)

Saturday, November 6 - Turning Over A New Leaf  (The Importance of Page Turns)
 
Saturday, November 13 - You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format)

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 
We're asking for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, or as always in these Covid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Click here to inquire.

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.
 
OMG. ME, I started a clown class yesterday in the rose garden! ME! in a clown class?!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
I think you and your class were part of the inspiration and courage building for me to take this class.
JDS Santa Fe, NM, Student

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.
                                                                                                                                            


10.09.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - Mini-Comics! What's the Big Idea?

Between The Panels Workshop | Mini-Comics! What's the Big Idea? | Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults continues!  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.

Drop-in students are welcome!
 
"The instructors are amazing and have created such unusual and creative ways  to get people thinking about storytelling and imagery and the world of comics.  The exercises stretch the brain and often  times the funny bone, all leading to creations by participants that surprise and delight the authors.  I would highly recommend this series to comic creators, you will always learn something new."
Beverley Kort, Student

This Week's Workshop:
An instruction manual for making your way between extremes.

Upcoming: 
 
Saturday, October 30 - A Genre By Any Other Name  (Forming Stories and Approaching Form)

Saturday, November 6 - Turning Over A New Leaf  (The Importance of Page Turns)

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 
We're asking for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, or as always in these Covid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Click here to inquire.

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.
 
OMG. ME, I started a clown class yesterday in the rose garden! ME! in a clown class?!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
I think you and your class were part of the inspiration and courage building for me to take this class.
JDS Santa Fe, NM, Student

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.
                                                                                                                                            

10.05.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - The Covenant of the Arc

Between The Panels Workshop | The Covenant of the Arc | Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults continues!  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.


Drop-in students are welcome!
 
"The instructors are amazing and have created such unusual and creative ways  to get people thinking about storytelling and imagery and the world of comics.  The exercises stretch the brain and often  times the funny bone, all leading to creations by participants that surprise and delight the authors.  I would highly recommend this series to comic creators, you will always learn something new."
Beverley Kort, Student

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, October 9 - The Covenant of the Arc (Character Arcs and Story Arcs)
Weaving the patchwork of pathways through your story.

Upcoming: 
 
Saturday, October 30 - A Genre By Any Other Name  (Forming Stories and Approaching Form)

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 
We're asking for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, or as always in these CoVid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Click here to inquire.

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.
 
OMG. ME, I started a clown class yesterday in the rose garden! ME! in a clown class?!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
I think you and your class were part of the inspiration and courage building for me to take this class.
JDS Santa Fe, NM, Student

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.
                                                                                                                                           

9.30.2021

24 Hour Comics Day Schedule!

Makers Weekend featuring 24 Hour Comics Day | October 2 - 3, 2021 | Noon-Noon MST / 2PM-2PM EST | All Ages | Virtual


Makers Weekend is more than a weekend!
 
24 HOUR COMICS DAY 2021!
Saturday, October 2-3, Noon-Noon MST / 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
A Free, All Ages Event
Challenge yourself to make a 24 page comic in 24 hours!  Join 7000 BC and partners SAW, Abq ZineFest, and AIGA-NM.  We'll be on Discord and Zoom for the whole event.  You do not need to participate the entire time. 

You must register through Eventbrite for 24 Hour Comics Day!  You can log in to Discord anytime or the Zoom waiting room starting half an hour prior to the event.  The Zoom event will begin precisely at noon.  We'll need a parent or guardian's consent for minors.
Questions?  Email jeff@7000bc.org.

For the Eventbrite link, click HERE.  Zoom is for registration, events, entertainment, and raffles!

For the Discord link, click HERE.  Discord is for hanging out and sharing!

THE 24 HOUR SCHEDULE
ALL TIMES LISTED MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME.

11:30 AM - The Zoom Waiting Room will open.  Registration will be available at this time.

ONGOING - Free Raffles every 2 hours - You MUST log into Zoom to be eligible for the raffles.
    - Work-in-Progress Loop - Participants can email images to jeff@7000bc.org to be inserted.

NOON - 24HCD Begins.  We'll give a brief introduction and cover the official rules.
 
1 PM - Tips on making comics that nourish from Space Boy creator Stephen McCranie.

2 PM - A visit from GNAW at 16 hours into their 24 Hour Comics Day.  Glimpse your future.

6 PM - BYO Dinner Break with 7000 BC, SAW, AIGA-NM, and ABQ ZineFest.  Q&A encouraged.

8 PM - Live Music from NoLa.  For those who missed NoLa performing at the Reading, we didn't want to deprive you.

10 PM - Video of 7000 BC & AIGA's Translating Story to Image panel at the annual Virtual Authors Festival presented by the Octavia Fellin Public Library in Gallup, New Mexico.

2 AM - Informative and Educational Videos on sleep deprivation, living and working on Mars time, and the 32 symbols of graphic communication.

4 AM - The History of Monsters in Comics.  This is not the time to retrieve that pen you dropped under the bed.  You know what lives under there.

8 AM - BYO Breakfast Burrito featuring WAKE UP MUSIC from NoLa, the undisputed Queen of 24 HCD tunes.

NOON - All done.  Go to sleep.  Clean up later.


Stay safe, be well, and make comics!  We'll see you there!

9.26.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - Picturing Words in Drawings


Between The Panels Workshop | Picturing Words in Drawings | Saturday, October 2, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults continues!  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.

Drop-in students are welcome!
 
"The instructors are amazing and have created such unusual and creative ways  to get people thinking about storytelling and imagery and the world of comics.  The exercises stretch the brain and often  times the funny bone, all leading to creations by participants that surprise and delight the authors.  I would highly recommend this series to comic creators, you will always learn something new."
Beverley Kort, Student

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, October 2 - Picturing Words in Drawings (Text and Image Interacting) w/ Guest Instructor Bram Meehan!
It's a new type of comic once you let the letters in.

Upcoming: 

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 
We're asking for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, or as always in these CoVid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Click here to inquire.

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.
 
OMG. ME, I started a clown class yesterday in the rose garden! ME! in a clown class?!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
I think your comic class was part of the inspiration and courage building for me to take this class.
JDS Santa Fe, NM, Student

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.
                                                                                                                                           

9.22.2021

Makers Weekend - Comic & Zine Readings

Makers Weekend | Comic & Zine Readings | September 24, 2021 | All Ages | Virtual
 
Friday, September 24, 6:00 PM MST / 8:00 PM EST
COMIC AND ZINE READINGS!
Preview Makers Weekend with virtual comic and zine readings from 7000 BC, SAW, and Abq ZineFest!  Discover all of the Weekend's events, enjoy live local music from NoLa, and be there to launch the weekend's raffles.

Featuring Readings from Kevin Curley, Jessica Mills, Barry Sawicki, Meritt Penick, Karen Knighton, Kevin Rountree, Erin Fitzgerald, Kristen Loree & John Bartlit, Nathan Rackley, Nicole Morning, Jeff Benham & Annie Giannini.
 Barry Sawicki
 
To get email updates or if you know anyone who would like to participate in 24 Hour Comics Day, please share THIS LINK.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!  We'll see you there!

9.21.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws

Between The Panels Workshop | Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws | Saturday, September 25 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults continues!  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.

Drop-in students are welcome!
 
"The instructors are amazing and have created such unusual and creative ways  to get people thinking about storytelling and imagery and the world of comics.  The exercises stretch the brain and often  times the funny bone, all leading to creations by participants that surprise and delight the authors.  I would highly recommend this series to comic creators, you will always learn something new."
Beverley Kort, Student

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, September 25 - 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: 

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 
We're asking for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation, or as always in these CoVid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Click here to inquire.

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.
 
OMG. ME, I started a clown class yesterday in the rose garden! ME! in a clown class?!!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
I think you and your class were part of the inspiration and courage building for me to take this class.
JDS Santa Fe, NM, Student

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.