Trails is the name given to our drawing nights started in Melbourne by Lachlan Conn and Michael Fikaris in 2004. The idea is to get people together drawing and socialising whilst working on small exercises to collect at the end of the session. The collected pages are then scanned and printed up as a small collection. Next trails session you could pick up a copy and so on. They have popped up in many studios and there have been many collections printed. Not regular but always fun the 'Trails night' has an irregular blog here
Silent Army is a non profit organisation founded in 2002 that collects, studies and celebrates small press alternative comic books through workshops, live events, and on/offline projects.