Best of Brooklyn Draw Jam, Short-Run Comic Book Printing

Brooklyn Draw Jam is a collaborative free-for-all group that meets and draws once a month at the Shoestring Studio in Brooklyn, New York. In March, they put out their first comic book printing — Best of Brooklyn Draw Jam, Volume One, an anthology of the group’s work.

The Brooklyn Draw Jam is open to anyone; attendees drink and draw, and also work on collaborative drawing such as jam comics, exquisite corpses, and other drawing games. I had to look up what a jam comic and an exquisite corpse are—for a jam comic, one artist creates the first page of a comic, passes it to another artist to create the second page, and so on. An exquisite corpse is where an artist draws on a sheet of paper, folds it to conceal most of the drawing, passes it on to another artist to add to, and so on. The exquisite corpse was invented by surrealists as a collaborative poetry game that works similarly (the name originated with a line of poetry from the game’s first playing: “The exquisite corpse shall drink the new wine.”)

Bookmobile is happy to print the first issue of the Brooklyn Draw Jam’s anthology. It’s a small book, like any comic would be, full of one- or two-page collaborative comics from different artists. It’s 38 pages  and the interior printed in full color. The trim size is 6″ x 7-3/4″ and it’s perfect bound with a matte laminated cover.

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The cover.

 

It’s a great-looking book for all the members to have, and it’s also sold at events, like HallowzineSmall Press ExpoLinework NW, and MoCCA Arts Festival.

Why Bookmobile for Short-Run Comic Book Printing?

Our short-run print quality is excellent, our pricing is affordable, and we offer many options.  Customize your paperbacks with a square trim sizetranslucent vellum insertfoil stamping on a paperback cover, and more. Browse our Gallery to see the full breadth of what we offer!

Bookmobile can perfect-bind as few as 16 pages and we offer PUR binding for a durable bind for coated interior stocks. And with a minimum run quantity of just 25 copies, artists can print short runs and order reprints as needed—which means no worries about storing inventory or cash flow complications.

Interested in what Bookmobile can do for you? Contact me!