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.
                                                                                                                                           

9.13.2021

Makers Weekend feat. 24 Hour Comics Day, Abq ZineFest, and Comic & Zine Readings

Makers Weekend featuring 24 Hour Comics Day, Abq ZineFest, and Comic & Zine Readings | September 24, October 2 - 3, 2021 | All Ages | Virtual

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Makers Weekend is more than a weekend!
This year, 7000 BC has partnered with Abq ZineFest, AIGA-NM, and Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida to create the second virtual Makers Weekend featuring comic and zine readings, live music, a comics workshop, raffles, zinesters, groggy cartoonists, 24 Hour Comics Day 2021, Abq Zinefest 10, and more!  Keep watching this page for updates.

Friday, September 24, 6:00 PM MST / 8:00 PM EST
MAKERS READINGS!
Preview Makers Weekend with virtual comic and zine readings from New Mexico and beyond!  Meet and greet with like-minded creators, be there to launch the weekend's raffles, and discover all of the Weekend's events.  A FREE, ALL-AGES EVENT!
 
Saturday, October 2, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST / 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST
BETWEEN THE PANELS - Picturing Words in Drawings (Text and Image Interacting)
It's a new type of comic once you let the letters in.
7000 BC's comics workshop series will feature guest instructor Bram Meehan, covering essential skills to take your 24 Hour Comic to the next level!
 
Saturday, October 2, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM MST / 1:00 - 8:00 PM EST
ABQ ZINEFEST!
ABQ Zine Fest is back! Sorta. This year’s fest will be virtual PLUS a pop-up shop in downtown Albuquerque for locals to buy zines and zine fest merch. 

Saturday, October 2-3, Noon-Noon MST / 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
24 HOUR COMICS DAY 2021! 
A variety of scheduled activities will be on Zoom, including a community dinner break hosted by 7000 BC, SAW, AIGA-NM, and Abq Zine Fest, live music, free 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, work when you want, and challenge yourself to make a 24-page comic in 24 hours.  We'll be on Discord and Zoom for the whole event.  You do not need to participate the entire time.  24 Hour Comics Day is a FREE, ALL-AGES EVENT!

You must register through Eventbrite for 24 Hour Comics Day!  You may want to log in a few minutes early to register.  You can log in to Discord or the Zoom waiting room at anytime.  The Zoom event doors will open precisely at noon.  If you're having any problems, please email jeff@7000bc.org.  We'll need a parent or guardian's consent for minors.

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!
 
To get email updates or if you know anyone who would like to participate, please share THIS LINK.

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

9.11.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - The Down Elevator to Backstory

Student Artwork by Andrew DeShaw

Between The Panels Workshop | The The Down Elevator to Backstory | Saturday, September 18, 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:
Visualizing a character's stance by their stance, within a wall of ugly (and otherwise) mugs.

Upcoming: 

Saturday, September 25 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)


Saturday, October 9 - The Covenant of the Arc (Character Arcs and Story Arcs)

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.

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.
                                                                                                                                            

9.07.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - The Shape of Characters to Come

Between The Panels Workshop | The Shape of Characters to Come | Saturday, September 11, 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 11 - The Shape of Characters to Come (Character Definition and Quick Draw Mug Shots)
Visualizing a character's stance by their stance, within a wall of ugly (and otherwise) mugs.

Upcoming: 

Saturday, September 25 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)


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.

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.

8.28.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - How Many Radioactive Squirrels?

Between The Panels Workshop | How Many Radioactive Squirrels Does it Take to Make a Comic? | Saturday, September 4, 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 4  - How Many Radioactive Squirrels Does it Take to Make a Comic?  (Clear Storytelling with Banana-Thieving Squirrels)
Exploring too much or too little.

Upcoming:
Saturday, September 11 - The Shape of Characters to Come (Character Definition and Quick Draw Mug Shots)
 

Saturday, September 25 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)

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.

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.

8.21.2021

Between the Panels Workshop - What Are Comics?

 
Between The Panels Workshop | What Are Comics? | Saturday, August 28, 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, August 28 - What Are Comics? (Opening Up Panels, Contents, and the Space Between)
An introduction to what makes a comic a comic. A panel a panel. And a gutter a truly fascinating place to be.

Upcoming:
Saturday, September 4  - How Many Radioactive Squirrels Does it Take to Make a Comic?  (Clear Storytelling with Banana-Thieving Squirrels)
 
Saturday, September 11 - The Shape of Characters to Come (Character Definition and Quick Draw Mug Shots)
 


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.

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.