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Comic Jam with Ira Marcks!

September 16, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 16, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Troy Public Library – 100 Second Street, Troy, New York 12180


BUS: #10–22

Join us for our first COMIC JAM of 2023! This program is a collaborative storytelling game for cartoonists of all ages and abilities hosted by Ira Marcks! i.e. ALL are welcome to join, adults, teenagers, and children alike. Each participant starts with a 11×17 comic page with six large empty panels. Before drawing, each artist chooses from a series of predetermined ‘story prompts’ (silly phrases like “Monday at the Monster Office” or “Night at the Vampire Hotel”). Their first task is to come up with a scene and characters that suits the prompt then draw, ink, and color the first panel of their comic. When they finish a panel they find another comic jammer in the room who has completed a panel and they trade comics with them. Each artist then elaborates on the story by drawing in the next panel. Every comic continues to get passed around from artist to artist until it arrives back at the original artist who must draw a conclusion to their original comic in the sixth panel. This is a drop-in program from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. meaning that there is not set arrival and departure date. Come at your leisure, draw, collaborate, and engage with other comic jammers, and then leave whenever you’d like. Ira will be around to answer questions, sign and sell books, and generally offer guidance and a helping hand.

No registration is necessary for this event and all materials will be provided.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Arts Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Sponsored by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

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September 16, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm