Frequently Asked Questions

About PanelJam

What is PanelJam?

We’re the comic world’s largest ongoing collaborative art project. PanelJam is a community of artists joining in on comic jams one panel at a time. We’re here for practice, support, and fun all while contributing to something greater. PanelJam is founded on the belief that we can foster stronger community and relationships through collaboration.

Who can draw?

Anyone is welcome to sign up, shuffle, and draw right in the browser. We’re all here to grow. All we ask is that you give it your best.

Where will my art be seen?

Outside of this very website, the number one place we share the best Jams is our Instagram (@jamtogether). If you leave your Instagram handle in your bio we'll be sure to tag you when we share your art! We also share some of our Jams on places like Reddit or Tapas.

What is JAM SQUAD membership?

Our premium JAM SQUAD membership gives you access to enhanced drawing tools and more options. You can create Jams with lengths up to 9 panels long, and draw Panels with layers. We also a private Discord channel just for our paying members. Find out more here.

Who makes PanelJam?

PanelJam is made with love by @jam__daddy on Instagram.

About Drawing

What can I draw with?

All drawing is done right in the browser! On desktop or laptop with your drawing tablet, Microsoft Surface, iPad (you can use your Pencil, too!), or phone. Choose your preferred tools, PanelJam works with them all.

Is there Pen Pressure support?

Not yet, but we’re working on it!

Can I customize my colors?

Yes! Press and hold on the color you’d like to change in your palette.

Will you make an app?

In time! As we grow this community together, we’ll do everything we can to support our artists. :)

About Jams

How do I start a new Jam?

Press the green plus (+) icon on the top bar. Add a name, set the number of Panels, and get drawing!

How do I add to Jams?

Press the shuffle icon on the top bar. You can shuffle as many times as you like to see a random Jam to continue from the public. Scroll down to preview, and if you like it, add the next panel.

Will Friends know if I pass them a Jam?

Yes, they will get an email lettings them know.

What are claimed Jams?

Claimed Jams have been picked up by another Jammer, but they’re not finished drawing the next panel just yet. Jams may be claimed for up to 3 days before automatically moving back to the shuffle pile.

How are Top Jams ranked?

Top Jams are ranked by a combination of Likes and Comments.

About the Community

What are Friends For?

Friendships on PanelJam allow you to pass Jams directly to your favourite Jammers. Your friend request must be accepted before you can pass.

How are Top Jammers ranked?

Every artist on PanelJam is ranked by the number of Stars they have. Make great Panels, collect Stars, and climb the scoreboard!

How are Top Jammers featured?

Our top ten Jammers are featured right on our landing page. As well as through weekly shoutouts on Instagram (@paneljam) for our very best!

What are Stars?

Stars are votes for the best panel in each Jam. On each Jam you can give ONE Star to your favourite Panel.

Will someone know if I give them a Star?

Yes, new Stars show up in Notifications.

Is there a PanelJam forum?

Not currently, but we invite you to join our Discord server. We have channels for art critiques, comic brainstorms, community ideas, a private channel for JAM SQUAD, and more.

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