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Frequently Asked Questions
What is PanelJam?
PanelJam is the comic art world’s largest ongoing collaborative art project. We're a comic artist community drawing comic strips step by step, one panel at a time. Grow your network and connect with artists, learn how to draw comic strips, and have fun all while contributing to a larger, continuously growing collection of original webcomic artwork. PanelJam is founded on the belief that we can foster stronger community and relationships through collaboration. Whether you consider yourself a budding artist, a comic book fan, or a professional cartoonist, we welcome you. Come draw with us!
Who can draw comic jams?
Everyone can come draw comics with us! Amateurs, hobbyists, art school students, or professionals. Draw as simple or complex as you like. Maybe you draw stickmen? American Cartoons? Manga? Digital painting? No matter your skill levels or art styles, everyone is welcome to join us in collaboration to draw comics online! Sign up, shuffle, and draw right in your web browser. We’re all here to grow. All we ask is that you give it your best shot.
How can I draw comics?
You can draw comics online right in your web browser with our digital comic strip maker! Made for beginners and professionals alike - you can draw on desktop or laptop with your drawing tablet, Microsoft Surface, iPad (you can use your Pencil, too!), or phone. Choose your preferred tools. Our comic art making site works with them all.
Looking for extra support that's not there yet? Get in touch! You can email matthew[at]paneljam.com with any questions, bugs, or feature requests.
How do I add to comic jams?
We give equal chances to all "Jams to Continue" by randomizing their order, and only showing you one comic jam to add your drawing to at a time. When you're logged in, press the shuffle button in the top navigation bar to view a random, incomplete comic jam. You can shuffle as many times as you like to see a random Jam from the public. Scroll down to read the completed panels, and if you're feeling inspired, you can choose to draw your art for the next panel.
Where will my art be seen?
Every single Jam is published publicly right here on our website. The very best comics are also shared on our Instagram (@paneljam). If you leave your Instagram handle in your bio we'll be sure to tag you when we share your art! Our Jams may also be found on places like Reddit or Tapas. And of course, all artists and readers are completely welcome to republish and share any comics they like.
How are Top Jammers featured?
Our top ten artists (aka, Jammers) are featured right on this page, as well as the full-length scoreboard which lists all Jammers in our community. We also give weekly Instagram shoutouts in our story every Sunday (@paneljam) for our very best!
How are Top Jammers ranked?
All Jams are made in collaboration, but we encourage and reward our greatest participants. Every time someone reads a comic jam, they can make one vote for their favourite panel. Draw the best panel in your Jam, and earn the most Stars. Every artist on PanelJam is ranked by the number of Stars they have earned. Draw great Panels, collect Stars, and climb the scoreboard!
How does it work?
Draw comics with us one panel at a time.
- Shuffle through Jams to continue.
- See the most recent comic panels.
- Draw the next panel. (Right in the browser!)
- Write a note for the next Jammers.
- Pass it to on! (To the public or a friend.)
- You'll be notified when it's finished.
We're more than an online drawing game. We're a community of artists coming together for collaborative growth.