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This is a directory of all Cloudscape members! Click on each artist’s links to find out more about them and see their work. If you are a Cloudscape Member or Contributor, please check out the Profile requirements and send us your Profile information!

ALLISON KOBERSTEIN

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Allison is an exhibiting artist and illustrator. Her experimental multi-linear webcomic Flock was featured in Cloudscape’s art shows at the Cultch and Ayden Gallery, and she recently participated in the Comics In Transit project with an original work about going geocaching in her hometown. Alison has shown her manga-influenced artwork in galleries such as the Nikkei Cultural Museum, HOT ART Wet City, and Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in LA, and she has also worked on children’s book illustration, book covers, children’s apps and more. In her spare time, Alison watches way too much anime.

ANAT “LUNARBLADE” RABKIN

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Anat Rabkin is a local aspiring webcomic artist and constant dreamer. Creating tales of adventure and philosophy, she’s been telling her story for over 3 years now. As an 8-year veteran of the Vancouver games and film industry, she approaches comics in a pragmatic way, and as an immigrant, she has a unique perspective on life, which she channels into her work. You can check out her work at LunarBlade.com.

Anat is also the Treasurer of Cloudscape Comics.

ANGELA MELICK

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Angela Melick is a mechanical engineer from Vancouver, BC. Since 2005 she’s been posting silly true stories about her life at Wasted Talent.

When she’s not hurling herself down a mountain at high speeds or having adventures in far-away lands, Angela can always be found sipping something warm and caffeinated while working on her next big idea.

ARIANNA MAO

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Arianna Mao is a Weirdo-In-Training (it’s an unpaid, intern gig) and in her spare time creates illustrations sometimes paired with words. She’s currently working on (among many many things) a short comic about inexorably falling in love with a best friend, miniature portraits of people done in acrylic, and little papercraft toys.

BEVAN THOMAS

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Bevan is heavily involved in Cloudscape on numerous levels, serving as the promotions manager, one of the board members, and a frequent editor and writer for various books. Most prominently, he spearheads the Epic Canadiana series of Canadian superhero anthologies. Outside of Cloudscape, Bevan’s comics have also been published in GuruKitty Studios’ trio of comic collections and in the Beyond science fiction anthology. A devotee of storytelling in all its forms, Bevan is available to teach and mentor people in writing and world-building.

CAMILLE ROBERTSON

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Camille Robertson is always working on written or illustrated works of her characters and their worlds. After delving into being a colourist for different projects, she enjoys collaborating with other artists to bring stories to life through light and colour. A lover of speculative fiction, Camille is currently working on two original webcomics: B3yond and ReNew. She is a freelance artist at the ready for commissioning and is always happy to teach or mentor other artists on how to improve their work.

CHLOE CHAN

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Chloe Chan is a Vancouver-based artist. She currently works in a studio drawing things, and in her off-time enjoys drawing comics.

CHRISTIAN HARUKI LETT

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Christian Haruki Lett is a writer, illustrator, and comic artist working out of Vancouver, British Columbia. By day, he works for the provincial government. Interests / themes include linguistics, queer identity, British Columbia history, alternate history, feminism, mental health, monsters, ghosts, conspiracy theories, real science, fake science, and mad science. He always keeps a vial of glitter on his person in case of emergencies.

ED APPLEBY

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Ed “Mr Jitters” Appleby is a cartoonist and graphic designer based out of Vancouver originally from Lumby, BC. He began publishing work online in 2005 and has been doing comics full time since 2008. Ed puts his prolific amount of comics down to copious amounts of caffeine and small town work ethic, and the idea that you are only as good as your next piece. He is currently working on his twin properties of Ed’s R Us and Betty and the Beast, as well as working as an illustrator for The Other Press. When Ed isn’t drawing, he dabbles in acting, screen writing, 3d modelling and High Seas Piracy.

EDISON YAN

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Edison is an illustrator and art director in the Videogame and Animation Industry. Some of his most notable projects have been Scribblenauts (WarnerBros), Drawn-to-Life (THQ), Lock’s Quest (THQ), and Endangered Species (DHX). He’s a regular contributor to Cloudscape Comics and is currently art directing on a Netflix exclusive series for Dreamworks at Bardel Entertainment. Edison resides in East Van, has 2 very adorable dogs, and can often be seen drawing in cafes all over Vancouver. His life goal is trying to find balance between working at a desk and not getting fat.

EMILY LAMPSON

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Emily Lampson, also known as “Hellpug,” is a comic artist whose favourite subjects are horror and fantasy. She resides in Vancouver and gets hired to do illustrations. Currently drawing No Evil, the tale of three youths trying to survive after being attacked by an evil fairy.

HANNAH LOU MYERS

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Hannah is a comic artist, illustrator, and decorative artist working out of Vancouver, B.C. She’s an Emily Carr graduate, cat tamer, knitting fiend, coffee addict, book sniffer, and cheese enthusiast. She’s currently working her way through her entire dating history and publishing it online for free through her webcomic Misery Loves Company.

Hannah is also the Secretary on the board of Cloudscape Comics, and the VIPRC Manager at the studio.

JADE McGILVRAY

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Jade is a creature of the deep, and has made Vancouver her home for the time being. Humans sometimes hire her as a 3D Animator, and when she isn’t working, she is swimming, drawing, and traveling hither and yon. Jade has exhibited at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. She aspires to be a full-time comic-writing adventurer one day.

Jade is the resident website-wrangler. She doesn’t really know what she’s doing, but don’t tell anyone.

JAMES LLOYD

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James Lloyd has been drawing in Vancouver for twenty years plus, whether it’s been for local animation companies, the comic biz in LA, or his own independent works and gallery pieces. In 2000 he began penciling the Futurama title for Matt Groening’s Bongo comic company and has been the regular artist on the book ever since. In 2008, the collected Simpsons/ Futurama Crossover Crisis storyline, for which James provided the art, was collected by Abrams Art in a deluxe format and became a bestseller. Recently James has been developing projects for First Second Books and Boom! Comics.

JASON TURNER

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Jason Turner is a Canadian comic book artist currently residing in Vancouver, BC. He has been self-publishing comics since the late 80s, and has been putting his comics on the internet since the late 90s. Jason co-wrote the True Loves trilogy with his wife Manien Bothma. More recent work includes Farm School, The Adulation, Bird Comics, and his new work-in-progress: Fir Valley. His comics column in comic form, Jason and the Comics, ran in Broken Pencil for five years. Jason currently organizes the monthly Vancouver Comic Jam.

JEFF ELLIS

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Jeff is currently the studio manager and communications director, as well as their chief cat-herder. He has contributed to almost all of Cloudscape’s anthologies, and has published a variety of short comics stories as well as two webcomics. He is currently working hard on his webcomic Crossroads. Jeff is also the co-creator of Teach English in Japan, and chapter one, two, and three of the series are currently available in print.

JERI WEAVER

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Gurukitty Studios is the brainchild of twin sisters Jeri (Kitty) and Jayleen (Guru). Based in Vancouver, they began making comics in 1997, and have published three anthologies, Ghost Tales, Once Upon A Time, and Gateways to Beyond. Jeri has also published an adult colouring book featuring animals and is known for beautiful watercolour illustrations of nature, dinosaurs and animals. Jeri has also contributed to several Cloudscape Comics projects, both Epic Canadiana books, Mega Fauna and Bones of the Coast.

JESS POLLARD

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Jessica Pollard graduated from Camosun College in 2012, with a Certificate in Comics and Graphic Novels. By April 2017, she will have completed an Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication, which is a three-year degree program at Capilano University. She co-wrote, penciled, and inked “Hope Everything Okay” for the 2016 Cloudscape anthology Bones of the Coast, and currently works on the webcomic Liquid Shell.

JONATHON DALTON

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Jonathon lives and works just outside Vancouver, Canada. He makes comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. Jonathon’s past works include the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life. He has also drawn short comics for various Cloudscape anthologies, for Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, and for the anthologies New World and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition. He is currently working on a mysterious new book he has mysteriously described as “shoujo cyberpunk.” What a mystery!

JULIAN LAWRENCE

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Julian Lawrence is an award-winning artist and illustrator specializing in comic books. Born in England and raised bilingual English-French in Québec, his work has been published and displayed internationally by Fantagraphics Books, Les Editions des Plaines, Conundrum Press, National Film Board of Canada, Penguin Books, Cartoon Network and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Julian lives in Vancouver, Canada and teaches courses in contemporary comics at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and with ArtStarts in Schools.

KATHLEEN GROS

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Kathleen is a Toronto-born cartoonist living in Vancouver. She has been making comics since she could hold a pencil and her completed webcomic Last Night at Wyrmwood High was published in 2016 by Cloudscape Comics. Kathleen likes cats and werewolves (in that order).

KATHLEEN JACQUES

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Kathleen Jacques is a comics maker and designer based in Vancouver, and the creator of the ongoing queer-femmy webcomic Band Vs. Band.

KELLY CHEN

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Currently studying at Emily Carr, Kelly is interested in anything narrative-based. This, of course, includes comics. For Kelly comics are the perfect blend of the visual and prose, and she is not going to stop making them any time soon. In her free time Kelly does not like writing artist bios.

KRIS SAYER

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Kris Sayer is an independent game developer, illustrator, graphic designer and comic warrior who wreaks havoc with sewing machines and swords. She has had work published by Cloudscape Comics, Gurukitty Studios, and Pulp Literature, and currently posts several comics stories on Weald Comics. Right now she’s working on her long-term far-from-finished graphic novel, a Viking-age epic titled Tatterhood. When she’s not working on games and comics, Kris makes costumes and swings giant spoons around.

MANUEL ARMONIO

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Wondering vagabond and active procrastinator with a heart of gold.

MARA COMAN

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Mara is chasing her love of storytelling through comics and illustration. As an active member of Cloudscape for 7 years, she’s had a chance to expand her skills. She likes to complicate things and loves long storytelling projects that seem to never get finished but she’s constantly poking at them.

MATTHEW KLIPPENSTEIN

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Matthew Klippenstein is a chemical engineer and fuel cell industry veteran. A produced playwright, he contributes Canadian electric-vehicle commentary to the website GreenCarReports. He once recorded a karaoke CD of his singing for his wife as a Christmas present, and is no longer allowed to surprise her with gifts.

MATTHEW NIELSEN

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Matthew Nielsen, known online as ‘Nuclear Jackal’ (due to the abundance of other Matthew Nielsens out there) is a writer/illustrator specializing in comics and landscapes. A graduate of the Hereford College of Arts BA (Hons) Illustration course and a strong supporter of self-education, his skills in both written and visual language are both progressing rapidly. Originally born in Wales to a Danish father and a Canadian mother, Matthew currently resides in the Canada. He frequently uploads artwork to his social media feeds and saves his best for his website: nuclearjackal.com

MIK FUQUA

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Girl, 24, epic pasta salesperson by day, comics-writing hermit by night. Hails from the lovely, strange city of Aurora, Colorado and now resides on the West Coast. Has exhibited at Canzine and VanCAF, and occasionally moonlights as a set designer. Current ongoing projects include What The Quinoa, a webcomic chronicling the ridiculous adventures of fruit stand life, and Stranger Fiction, a zine of illustrated poetic fiction and comics. When not writing humourously angsty stories, Mik can be found getting lost in Wikipedia tangents, making pancake experiments, and watching way too much anime.

MOSES CIRULIS

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Moses is a student and occasional graphic storyteller currently in school for her craft. In the past, she wrote, drew, and coloured the fantasy webcomic The Prince of Trinita, which sadly is no longer available online. Currently, Moses is gradually developing new projects, as well as contributing art assets and icons to Kerberos Productions, an indie game studio here in Vancouver.

NEMO BALKANSKI

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Nemanja Moravic (Nemo) Balkanski is a comic book artist, graphic designer, painter, actor, writer, and film maker. He has published two graphic novels in Canada: FIB Chronicle (2011) and The Deliverer (2015). Currently, he is finishing his new graphic novels Cola-Teral and Joomboos Gun. Nemo lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

NINA MATSUMOTO

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Nina Matsumoto (a.k.a. “Space Coyote”) is a Japanese-Canadian Eisner-Award-winning comic book artist who’s lived in Vancouver all her life. She pencils for Simpsons comics, created the English manga Yokaiden, and illustrated The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko’s Story. When she’s not drawing comics, Nina’s designing t-shirts for video game apparel companies such as Fangamer, The Yetee, and Meat Bun. Her work can also be seen in Japan on merchandise for the hit TV series Game Center CX.

OLIVER McTAVISH-WISDEN

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Oliver Henry McTavish-Wisden is a Coquitlam-based cartoonist and the Executive Director of Cloudscape Comics. When not running the biz, Oliver is probably hiking, trying to draw his comic The Scout, or making horrid noises on the trumpet and keyboard for his band Sleuth.

PATRICK WONG

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Patrick Wong is an illustrator and artist based in Richmond, BC. He has been recognized by Applied Arts Magazine, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and Creative Quarterly the Journal of Visual Arts and Design for his work, and has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. In comics, he is currently working on a creator-owned graphic novel in the form of a 3 issue mini-series titled “The Knifeman” with writer Hannu Kesola.

PHILIP BARRETT

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Philip Barrett has been self-publishing comics since 2001, including writing and drawing 9 issues of his catch-all title ‘Matter’ and contributing to numerous anthologies. He is the illustrator on the Irish best-selling ‘Where’s Larry?’ find the character books, and his work has appeared in the Irish Times and Irish language kids comic ‘Ruaille Buaille’. Philip helped start the regular Dublin Comic Jam. He set up Blackshapes Books in 2014 to publish longer form graphic novel work, starting with John Robbin’s ‘Unlucky Unlikely’, followed by his own collection of short comics ‘In Bits’.

RILEY MASTERS

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Riley is an ideas guy who thinks he is a writer. Born in Canada in 1989, his heritage paints him as a British Isles mutt. His blood may or may not be 60% coffee as he only sleeps 5-6 hours a night. Found either working on something for Cloudscape or trying to write what his brain is showing him, Riley almost always has a pen or pencil in hand ready to write (not that you could read his penmanship). Thankfully his loving wife can somewhat understand his writing and translate it into something beautiful,  creative, or even wonderful.

SEAN KAREMAKER

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Sean Karemaker is an artist living in Vancouver, BC. After a childhood obsession with reading and writing comics, he obtained a diploma in graphic design from Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo (2002) and began a career in 3D design for video games, while also doing freelance work in graphic design and illustration. Personal narrative is a common element in his body of work, which encompasses diorama sculptures, comics, scrolls, and paintings. Sean’s work has been exhibited at such local art galleries as the Gam, the Gropps, the Seymour, the Pendulum, and the Ayden.

STEVE ROLSTON

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Steve Rolston is an Eisner-Award-winning comic artist whose work includes Queen & Country, Emiko Superstar, Pounded, The Escapists, Degrassi, Ghost Projekt, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While he most often works with writers, Steve has gone solo on a few comics such as the cartoony Jack Spade & Tony Two-Fist and his slacker noir graphic novel One Bad Day. Beyond comics, Steve has worked on children’s books, video game character designs, and storyboards for animated cartoons. And since 2005, he has been teaching the art of comic book storytelling at the VanArts school in Vancouver.

TOREN ATKINSON

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Toren “MacBin” Atkinson made the following life choices: lead singer for H.P. Lovecraft tribute band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets; artist for graphic novels Acts of Violence (New Reliable Press) and Exploded View (Cloudscape), illustrator for Call of Cthulhu d20, Dungeon Magazine, and Delta Green; game designer for Spaceship Zero; storyboard artist for TV series Rocket Monkeys, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, and Avengers Assemble; actor in Stargate: Atlantis, Sword of the Stars (VG), and Penny Arcade’s Cardboard Tube Samurai; and podcasting Caustic Soda.

VANESSA KELLY

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Since 2005 Vanessa has instructed all ages in drawing, comics, and animation, with classes hosted across the Lower Mainland. She has participated in and edited various Cloudscape anthologies and was a director for Cloudscape from 2009-2011. Vanessa holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Simon Fraser University and an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Animation from Capilano University. Currently she works as a storyboard artist.

These Cloudscapers are available as mentors for people who are interested in one-on-one help with their comics. For more information on our Mentorship program, please contact us!

ANAT “LUNARBLADE” RABKIN

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Anat Rabkin is a local aspiring webcomic artist and constant dreamer. Creating tales of adventure and philosophy, she’s been telling her story for over 3 years now. As an 8-year veteran of the Vancouver games and film industry, she approaches comics in a pragmatic way, and as an immigrant, she has a unique perspective on life, which she channels into her work. You can check out her work at LunarBlade.com.

Anat is also the Treasurer of Cloudscape Comics.

BEVAN THOMAS

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Bevan is heavily involved in Cloudscape on numerous levels, serving as the promotions manager, one of the board members, and a frequent editor and writer for various books. Most prominently, he spearheads the Epic Canadiana series of Canadian superhero anthologies. Outside of Cloudscape, Bevan’s comics have also been published in GuruKitty Studios’ trio of comic collections and in the Beyond science fiction anthology. A devotee of storytelling in all its forms, Bevan is available to teach and mentor people in writing and world-building.

CAMILLE ROBERTSON

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Camille Robertson is always working on written or illustrated works of her characters and their worlds. After delving into being a colourist for different projects, she enjoys collaborating with other artists to bring stories to life through light and colour. A lover of speculative fiction, Camille is currently working on two original webcomics: B3yond and ReNew. She is a freelance artist at the ready for commissioning and is always happy to teach or mentor other artists on how to improve their work.

ED APPLEBY

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Ed “Mr Jitters” Appleby is a cartoonist and graphic designer based out of Vancouver originally from Lumby, BC. He began publishing work online in 2005 and has been doing comics full time since 2008. Ed puts his prolific amount of comics down to copious amounts of caffeine and small town work ethic, and the idea that you are only as good as your next piece. He is currently working on his twin properties of Ed’s R Us and Betty and the Beast, as well as working as an illustrator for The Other Press. When Ed isn’t drawing, he dabbles in acting, screen writing, 3d modelling and High Seas Piracy.

EDISON YAN

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Edison is an illustrator and art director in the Videogame and Animation Industry. Some of his most notable projects have been Scribblenauts (WarnerBros), Drawn-to-Life (THQ), Lock’s Quest (THQ), and Endangered Species (DHX). He’s a regular contributor to Cloudscape Comics and is currently art directing on a Netflix exclusive series for Dreamworks at Bardel Entertainment. Edison resides in East Van, has 2 very adorable dogs, and can often be seen drawing in cafes all over Vancouver. His life goal is trying to find balance between working at a desk and not getting fat.

HANNAH LOU MYERS

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Hannah is a comic artist, illustrator, and decorative artist working out of Vancouver, B.C. She’s an Emily Carr graduate, cat tamer, knitting fiend, coffee addict, book sniffer, and cheese enthusiast. She’s currently working her way through her entire dating history and publishing it online for free through her webcomic Misery Loves Company.

Hannah is also the Secretary on the board of Cloudscape Comics, and the VIPRC Manager at the studio.

JEFF ELLIS

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Jeff is currently the studio manager and communications director, as well as their chief cat-herder. He has contributed to almost all of Cloudscape’s anthologies, and has published a variety of short comics stories as well as two webcomics. He is currently working hard on his webcomic Crossroads. Jeff is also the co-creator of Teach English in Japan, and chapter one, two, and three of the series are currently available in print.

JONATHON DALTON

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Jonathon lives and works just outside Vancouver, Canada. He makes comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. Jonathon’s past works include the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life. He has also drawn short comics for various Cloudscape anthologies, for Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, and for the anthologies New World and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition. He is currently working on a mysterious new book he has mysteriously described as “shoujo cyberpunk.” What a mystery!

JULIAN LAWRENCE

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Julian Lawrence is an award-winning artist and illustrator specializing in comic books. Born in England and raised bilingual English-French in Québec, his work has been published and displayed internationally by Fantagraphics Books, Les Editions des Plaines, Conundrum Press, National Film Board of Canada, Penguin Books, Cartoon Network and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Julian lives in Vancouver, Canada and teaches courses in contemporary comics at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and with ArtStarts in Schools.

KELLY CHEN

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Currently studying at Emily Carr, Kelly is interested in anything narrative-based. This, of course, includes comics. For Kelly comics are the perfect blend of the visual and prose, and she is not going to stop making them any time soon. In her free time Kelly does not like writing artist bios.

MATTHEW NIELSEN

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Matthew Nielsen, known online as ‘Nuclear Jackal’ (due to the abundance of other Matthew Nielsens out there) is a writer/illustrator specializing in comics and landscapes. A graduate of the Hereford College of Arts BA (Hons) Illustration course and a strong supporter of self-education, his skills in both written and visual language are both progressing rapidly. Originally born in Wales to a Danish father and a Canadian mother, Matthew currently resides in the Canada. He frequently uploads artwork to his social media feeds and saves his best for his website: nuclearjackal.com

PATRICK WONG

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Patrick Wong is an illustrator and artist based in Richmond, BC. He has been recognized by Applied Arts Magazine, American Illustration, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and Creative Quarterly the Journal of Visual Arts and Design for his work, and has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. In comics, he is currently working on a creator-owned graphic novel in the form of a 3 issue mini-series titled “The Knifeman” with writer Hannu Kesola.

If you would like to contact Cloudscape Comics as a whole about working with your organization on an event, then please contact us for details. Or, if you would like to hire a particular Cloudscape Comics teacher for your school or community centre, please contact a teacher from our list below.
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ANAT “LUNARBLADE” RABKIN

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Anat Rabkin is a local aspiring webcomic artist and constant dreamer. Creating tales of adventure and philosophy, she’s been telling her story for over 3 years now. As an 8-year veteran of the Vancouver games and film industry, she approaches comics in a pragmatic way, and as an immigrant, she has a unique perspective on life, which she channels into her work. You can check out her work at LunarBlade.com.

Anat is also the Treasurer of Cloudscape Comics.

BEVAN THOMAS

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Bevan is heavily involved in Cloudscape on numerous levels, serving as the promotions manager, one of the board members, and a frequent editor and writer for various books. Most prominently, he spearheads the Epic Canadiana series of Canadian superhero anthologies. Outside of Cloudscape, Bevan’s comics have also been published in GuruKitty Studios’ trio of comic collections and in the Beyond science fiction anthology. A devotee of storytelling in all its forms, Bevan is available to teach and mentor people in writing and world-building.

CAMILLE ROBERTSON

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Camille Robertson is always working on written or illustrated works of her characters and their worlds. After delving into being a colourist for different projects, she enjoys collaborating with other artists to bring stories to life through light and colour. A lover of speculative fiction, Camille is currently working on two original webcomics: B3yond and ReNew. She is a freelance artist at the ready for commissioning and is always happy to teach or mentor other artists on how to improve their work.

JEFF ELLIS

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Jeff is currently the studio manager and communications director, as well as their chief cat-herder. He has contributed to almost all of Cloudscape’s anthologies, and has published a variety of short comics stories as well as two webcomics. He is currently working hard on his webcomic Crossroads. Jeff is also the co-creator of Teach English in Japan, and chapter one, two, and three of the series are currently available in print.

JESS POLLARD

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Jessica Pollard graduated from Camosun College in 2012, with a Certificate in Comics and Graphic Novels. By April 2017, she will have completed an Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication, which is a three-year degree program at Capilano University. She co-wrote, penciled, and inked “Hope Everything Okay” for the 2016 Cloudscape anthology Bones of the Coast, and currently works on the webcomic Liquid Shell.

JONATHON DALTON

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Jonathon lives and works just outside Vancouver, Canada. He makes comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. Jonathon’s past works include the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life. He has also drawn short comics for various Cloudscape anthologies, for Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, and for the anthologies New World and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition. He is currently working on a mysterious new book he has mysteriously described as “shoujo cyberpunk.” What a mystery!

JULIAN LAWRENCE

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Julian Lawrence is an award-winning artist and illustrator specializing in comic books. Born in England and raised bilingual English-French in Québec, his work has been published and displayed internationally by Fantagraphics Books, Les Editions des Plaines, Conundrum Press, National Film Board of Canada, Penguin Books, Cartoon Network and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Julian lives in Vancouver, Canada and teaches courses in contemporary comics at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and with ArtStarts in Schools.

STEVE ROLSTON

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Steve Rolston is an Eisner-Award-winning comic artist whose work includes Queen & Country, Emiko Superstar, Pounded, The Escapists, Degrassi, Ghost Projekt, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While he most often works with writers, Steve has gone solo on a few comics such as the cartoony Jack Spade & Tony Two-Fist and his slacker noir graphic novel One Bad Day. Beyond comics, Steve has worked on children’s books, video game character designs, and storyboards for animated cartoons. And since 2005, he has been teaching the art of comic book storytelling at the VanArts school in Vancouver.

VANESSA KELLY

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Since 2005 Vanessa has instructed all ages in drawing, comics, and animation, with classes hosted across the Lower Mainland. She has participated in and edited various Cloudscape anthologies and was a director for Cloudscape from 2009-2011. Vanessa holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Simon Fraser University and an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Animation from Capilano University. Currently she works as a storyboard artist.

Here is a directory of artists who have contributed to a Cloudscape anthology!

ALLISON KOBERSTEIN

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Allison is an exhibiting artist and illustrator. Her experimental multi-linear webcomic Flock was featured in Cloudscape’s art shows at the Cultch and Ayden Gallery, and she recently participated in the Comics In Transit project with an original work about going geocaching in her hometown. Alison has shown her manga-influenced artwork in galleries such as the Nikkei Cultural Museum, HOT ART Wet City, and Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in LA, and she has also worked on children’s book illustration, book covers, children’s apps and more. In her spare time, Alison watches way too much anime.

ANGELA MELICK

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Angela Melick is a mechanical engineer from Vancouver, BC. Since 2005 she’s been posting silly true stories about her life at Wasted Talent.

When she’s not hurling herself down a mountain at high speeds or having adventures in far-away lands, Angela can always be found sipping something warm and caffeinated while working on her next big idea.

BEVAN THOMAS

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Bevan is heavily involved in Cloudscape on numerous levels, serving as the promotions manager, one of the board members, and a frequent editor and writer for various books. Most prominently, he spearheads the Epic Canadiana series of Canadian superhero anthologies. Outside of Cloudscape, Bevan’s comics have also been published in GuruKitty Studios’ trio of comic collections and in the Beyond science fiction anthology. A devotee of storytelling in all its forms, Bevan is available to teach and mentor people in writing and world-building.

CHLOE CHAN

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Chloe Chan is a Vancouver-based artist. She currently works in a studio drawing things, and in her off-time enjoys drawing comics.

CHRISTIAN HARUKI LETT

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Christian Haruki Lett is a writer, illustrator, and comic artist working out of Vancouver, British Columbia. By day, he works for the provincial government. Interests / themes include linguistics, queer identity, British Columbia history, alternate history, feminism, mental health, monsters, ghosts, conspiracy theories, real science, fake science, and mad science. He always keeps a vial of glitter on his person in case of emergencies.

ED APPLEBY

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Ed “Mr Jitters” Appleby is a cartoonist and graphic designer based out of Vancouver originally from Lumby, BC. He began publishing work online in 2005 and has been doing comics full time since 2008. Ed puts his prolific amount of comics down to copious amounts of caffeine and small town work ethic, and the idea that you are only as good as your next piece. He is currently working on his twin properties of Ed’s R Us and Betty and the Beast, as well as working as an illustrator for The Other Press. When Ed isn’t drawing, he dabbles in acting, screen writing, 3d modelling and High Seas Piracy.

EDISON YAN

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Edison is an illustrator and art director in the Videogame and Animation Industry. Some of his most notable projects have been Scribblenauts (WarnerBros), Drawn-to-Life (THQ), Lock’s Quest (THQ), and Endangered Species (DHX). He’s a regular contributor to Cloudscape Comics and is currently art directing on a Netflix exclusive series for Dreamworks at Bardel Entertainment. Edison resides in East Van, has 2 very adorable dogs, and can often be seen drawing in cafes all over Vancouver. His life goal is trying to find balance between working at a desk and not getting fat.

EMILY LAMPSON

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Emily Lampson, also known as “Hellpug,” is a comic artist whose favourite subjects are horror and fantasy. She resides in Vancouver and gets hired to do illustrations. Currently drawing No Evil, the tale of three youths trying to survive after being attacked by an evil fairy.

JAMES LLOYD

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James Lloyd has been drawing in Vancouver for twenty years plus, whether it’s been for local animation companies, the comic biz in LA, or his own independent works and gallery pieces. In 2000 he began penciling the Futurama title for Matt Groening’s Bongo comic company and has been the regular artist on the book ever since. In 2008, the collected Simpsons/ Futurama Crossover Crisis storyline, for which James provided the art, was collected by Abrams Art in a deluxe format and became a bestseller. Recently James has been developing projects for First Second Books and Boom! Comics.

JASON TURNER

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Jason Turner is a Canadian comic book artist currently residing in Vancouver, BC. He has been self-publishing comics since the late 80s, and has been putting his comics on the internet since the late 90s. Jason co-wrote the True Loves trilogy with his wife Manien Bothma. More recent work includes Farm School, The Adulation, Bird Comics, and his new work-in-progress: Fir Valley. His comics column in comic form, Jason and the Comics, ran in Broken Pencil for five years. Jason currently organizes the monthly Vancouver Comic Jam.

JEFF ELLIS

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Jeff is currently the studio manager and communications director, as well as their chief cat-herder. He has contributed to almost all of Cloudscape’s anthologies, and has published a variety of short comics stories as well as two webcomics. He is currently working hard on his webcomic Crossroads. Jeff is also the co-creator of Teach English in Japan, and chapter one, two, and three of the series are currently available in print.

JERI WEAVER

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Gurukitty Studios is the brainchild of twin sisters Jeri (Kitty) and Jayleen (Guru). Based in Vancouver, they began making comics in 1997, and have published three anthologies, Ghost Tales, Once Upon A Time, and Gateways to Beyond. Jeri has also published an adult colouring book featuring animals and is known for beautiful watercolour illustrations of nature, dinosaurs and animals. Jeri has also contributed to several Cloudscape Comics projects, both Epic Canadiana books, Mega Fauna and Bones of the Coast.

JESS POLLARD

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Jessica Pollard graduated from Camosun College in 2012, with a Certificate in Comics and Graphic Novels. By April 2017, she will have completed an Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication, which is a three-year degree program at Capilano University. She co-wrote, penciled, and inked “Hope Everything Okay” for the 2016 Cloudscape anthology Bones of the Coast, and currently works on the webcomic Liquid Shell.

JONATHON DALTON

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Jonathon lives and works just outside Vancouver, Canada. He makes comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. Jonathon’s past works include the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life. He has also drawn short comics for various Cloudscape anthologies, for Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, and for the anthologies New World and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition. He is currently working on a mysterious new book he has mysteriously described as “shoujo cyberpunk.” What a mystery!

JULIAN LAWRENCE

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Julian Lawrence is an award-winning artist and illustrator specializing in comic books. Born in England and raised bilingual English-French in Québec, his work has been published and displayed internationally by Fantagraphics Books, Les Editions des Plaines, Conundrum Press, National Film Board of Canada, Penguin Books, Cartoon Network and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Julian lives in Vancouver, Canada and teaches courses in contemporary comics at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and with ArtStarts in Schools.

KATHLEEN GROS

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Kathleen is a Toronto-born cartoonist living in Vancouver. She has been making comics since she could hold a pencil and her completed webcomic Last Night at Wyrmwood High was published in 2016 by Cloudscape Comics. Kathleen likes cats and werewolves (in that order).

KATHLEEN JACQUES

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Kathleen Jacques is a comics maker and designer based in Vancouver, and the creator of the ongoing queer-femmy webcomic Band Vs. Band.

KRIS SAYER

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Kris Sayer is an independent game developer, illustrator, graphic designer and comic warrior who wreaks havoc with sewing machines and swords. She has had work published by Cloudscape Comics, Gurukitty Studios, and Pulp Literature, and currently posts several comics stories on Weald Comics. Right now she’s working on her long-term far-from-finished graphic novel, a Viking-age epic titled Tatterhood. When she’s not working on games and comics, Kris makes costumes and swings giant spoons around.

MARA COMAN

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Mara is chasing her love of storytelling through comics and illustration. As an active member of Cloudscape for 7 years, she’s had a chance to expand her skills. She likes to complicate things and loves long storytelling projects that seem to never get finished but she’s constantly poking at them.

MATTHEW KLIPPENSTEIN

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Matthew Klippenstein is a chemical engineer and fuel cell industry veteran. A produced playwright, he contributes Canadian electric-vehicle commentary to the website GreenCarReports. He once recorded a karaoke CD of his singing for his wife as a Christmas present, and is no longer allowed to surprise her with gifts.

NINA MATSUMOTO

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Nina Matsumoto (a.k.a. “Space Coyote”) is a Japanese-Canadian Eisner-Award-winning comic book artist who’s lived in Vancouver all her life. She pencils for Simpsons comics, created the English manga Yokaiden, and illustrated The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko’s Story. When she’s not drawing comics, Nina’s designing t-shirts for video game apparel companies such as Fangamer, The Yetee, and Meat Bun. Her work can also be seen in Japan on merchandise for the hit TV series Game Center CX.

OLIVER McTAVISH-WISDEN

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Oliver Henry McTavish-Wisden is a Coquitlam-based cartoonist and the Executive Director of Cloudscape Comics. When not running the biz, Oliver is probably hiking, trying to draw his comic The Scout, or making horrid noises on the trumpet and keyboard for his band Sleuth.

PHILIP BARRETT

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Philip Barrett has been self-publishing comics since 2001, including writing and drawing 9 issues of his catch-all title ‘Matter’ and contributing to numerous anthologies. He is the illustrator on the Irish best-selling ‘Where’s Larry?’ find the character books, and his work has appeared in the Irish Times and Irish language kids comic ‘Ruaille Buaille’. Philip helped start the regular Dublin Comic Jam. He set up Blackshapes Books in 2014 to publish longer form graphic novel work, starting with John Robbin’s ‘Unlucky Unlikely’, followed by his own collection of short comics ‘In Bits’.

SEAN KAREMAKER

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Sean Karemaker is an artist living in Vancouver, BC. After a childhood obsession with reading and writing comics, he obtained a diploma in graphic design from Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo (2002) and began a career in 3D design for video games, while also doing freelance work in graphic design and illustration. Personal narrative is a common element in his body of work, which encompasses diorama sculptures, comics, scrolls, and paintings. Sean’s work has been exhibited at such local art galleries as the Gam, the Gropps, the Seymour, the Pendulum, and the Ayden.

STEVE ROLSTON

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Steve Rolston is an Eisner-Award-winning comic artist whose work includes Queen & Country, Emiko Superstar, Pounded, The Escapists, Degrassi, Ghost Projekt, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While he most often works with writers, Steve has gone solo on a few comics such as the cartoony Jack Spade & Tony Two-Fist and his slacker noir graphic novel One Bad Day. Beyond comics, Steve has worked on children’s books, video game character designs, and storyboards for animated cartoons. And since 2005, he has been teaching the art of comic book storytelling at the VanArts school in Vancouver.

TOREN ATKINSON

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Toren “MacBin” Atkinson made the following life choices: lead singer for H.P. Lovecraft tribute band The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets; artist for graphic novels Acts of Violence (New Reliable Press) and Exploded View (Cloudscape), illustrator for Call of Cthulhu d20, Dungeon Magazine, and Delta Green; game designer for Spaceship Zero; storyboard artist for TV series Rocket Monkeys, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, and Avengers Assemble; actor in Stargate: Atlantis, Sword of the Stars (VG), and Penny Arcade’s Cardboard Tube Samurai; and podcasting Caustic Soda.

VANESSA KELLY

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Since 2005 Vanessa has instructed all ages in drawing, comics, and animation, with classes hosted across the Lower Mainland. She has participated in and edited various Cloudscape anthologies and was a director for Cloudscape from 2009-2011. Vanessa holds a BFA in Visual Arts from Simon Fraser University and an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Animation from Capilano University. Currently she works as a storyboard artist.

All of these artists are available to be commissioned! Please contact them individually to find out their skills and rates. If you would like Cloudscape to put you in touch with an artist to work on a particular project, please contact us.

ALLISON KOBERSTEIN

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Allison is an exhibiting artist and illustrator. Her experimental multi-linear webcomic Flock was featured in Cloudscape’s art shows at the Cultch and Ayden Gallery, and she recently participated in the Comics In Transit project with an original work about going geocaching in her hometown. Alison has shown her manga-influenced artwork in galleries such as the Nikkei Cultural Museum, HOT ART Wet City, and Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in LA, and she has also worked on children’s book illustration, book covers, children’s apps and more. In her spare time, Alison watches way too much anime.

ANAT “LUNARBLADE” RABKIN

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Anat Rabkin is a local aspiring webcomic artist and constant dreamer. Creating tales of adventure and philosophy, she’s been telling her story for over 3 years now. As an 8-year veteran of the Vancouver games and film industry, she approaches comics in a pragmatic way, and as an immigrant, she has a unique perspective on life, which she channels into her work. You can check out her work at LunarBlade.com.

Anat is also the Treasurer of Cloudscape Comics.

ARIANNA MAO

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Arianna Mao is a Weirdo-In-Training (it’s an unpaid, intern gig) and in her spare time creates illustrations sometimes paired with words. She’s currently working on (among many many things) a short comic about inexorably falling in love with a best friend, miniature portraits of people done in acrylic, and little papercraft toys.

BEVAN THOMAS

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Bevan is heavily involved in Cloudscape on numerous levels, serving as the promotions manager, one of the board members, and a frequent editor and writer for various books. Most prominently, he spearheads the Epic Canadiana series of Canadian superhero anthologies. Outside of Cloudscape, Bevan’s comics have also been published in GuruKitty Studios’ trio of comic collections and in the Beyond science fiction anthology. A devotee of storytelling in all its forms, Bevan is available to teach and mentor people in writing and world-building.

CAMILLE ROBERTSON

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Camille Robertson is always working on written or illustrated works of her characters and their worlds. After delving into being a colourist for different projects, she enjoys collaborating with other artists to bring stories to life through light and colour. A lover of speculative fiction, Camille is currently working on two original webcomics: B3yond and ReNew. She is a freelance artist at the ready for commissioning and is always happy to teach or mentor other artists on how to improve their work.

ED APPLEBY

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Ed “Mr Jitters” Appleby is a cartoonist and graphic designer based out of Vancouver originally from Lumby, BC. He began publishing work online in 2005 and has been doing comics full time since 2008. Ed puts his prolific amount of comics down to copious amounts of caffeine and small town work ethic, and the idea that you are only as good as your next piece. He is currently working on his twin properties of Ed’s R Us and Betty and the Beast, as well as working as an illustrator for The Other Press. When Ed isn’t drawing, he dabbles in acting, screen writing, 3d modelling and High Seas Piracy.

EDISON YAN

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Edison is an illustrator and art director in the Videogame and Animation Industry. Some of his most notable projects have been Scribblenauts (WarnerBros), Drawn-to-Life (THQ), Lock’s Quest (THQ), and Endangered Species (DHX). He’s a regular contributor to Cloudscape Comics and is currently art directing on a Netflix exclusive series for Dreamworks at Bardel Entertainment. Edison resides in East Van, has 2 very adorable dogs, and can often be seen drawing in cafes all over Vancouver. His life goal is trying to find balance between working at a desk and not getting fat.

EMILY LAMPSON

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Emily Lampson, also known as “Hellpug,” is a comic artist whose favourite subjects are horror and fantasy. She resides in Vancouver and gets hired to do illustrations. Currently drawing No Evil, the tale of three youths trying to survive after being attacked by an evil fairy.

HANNAH LOU MYERS

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Hannah is a comic artist, illustrator, and decorative artist working out of Vancouver, B.C. She’s an Emily Carr graduate, cat tamer, knitting fiend, coffee addict, book sniffer, and cheese enthusiast. She’s currently working her way through her entire dating history and publishing it online for free through her webcomic Misery Loves Company.

Hannah is also the Secretary on the board of Cloudscape Comics, and the VIPRC Manager at the studio.

JEFF ELLIS

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Jeff is currently the studio manager and communications director, as well as their chief cat-herder. He has contributed to almost all of Cloudscape’s anthologies, and has published a variety of short comics stories as well as two webcomics. He is currently working hard on his webcomic Crossroads. Jeff is also the co-creator of Teach English in Japan, and chapter one, two, and three of the series are currently available in print.

JERI WEAVER

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Gurukitty Studios is the brainchild of twin sisters Jeri (Kitty) and Jayleen (Guru). Based in Vancouver, they began making comics in 1997, and have published three anthologies, Ghost Tales, Once Upon A Time, and Gateways to Beyond. Jeri has also published an adult colouring book featuring animals and is known for beautiful watercolour illustrations of nature, dinosaurs and animals. Jeri has also contributed to several Cloudscape Comics projects, both Epic Canadiana books, Mega Fauna and Bones of the Coast.

JONATHON DALTON

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Jonathon lives and works just outside Vancouver, Canada. He makes comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. Jonathon’s past works include the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life. He has also drawn short comics for various Cloudscape anthologies, for Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, and for the anthologies New World and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition. He is currently working on a mysterious new book he has mysteriously described as “shoujo cyberpunk.” What a mystery!

JULIAN LAWRENCE

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Julian Lawrence is an award-winning artist and illustrator specializing in comic books. Born in England and raised bilingual English-French in Québec, his work has been published and displayed internationally by Fantagraphics Books, Les Editions des Plaines, Conundrum Press, National Film Board of Canada, Penguin Books, Cartoon Network and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Julian lives in Vancouver, Canada and teaches courses in contemporary comics at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and with ArtStarts in Schools.

KELLY CHEN

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Currently studying at Emily Carr, Kelly is interested in anything narrative-based. This, of course, includes comics. For Kelly comics are the perfect blend of the visual and prose, and she is not going to stop making them any time soon. In her free time Kelly does not like writing artist bios.

KRIS SAYER

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Kris Sayer is an independent game developer, illustrator, graphic designer and comic warrior who wreaks havoc with sewing machines and swords. She has had work published by Cloudscape Comics, Gurukitty Studios, and Pulp Literature, and currently posts several comics stories on Weald Comics. Right now she’s working on her long-term far-from-finished graphic novel, a Viking-age epic titled Tatterhood. When she’s not working on games and comics, Kris makes costumes and swings giant spoons around.

MATTHEW NIELSEN

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Matthew Nielsen, known online as ‘Nuclear Jackal’ (due to the abundance of other Matthew Nielsens out there) is a writer/illustrator specializing in comics and landscapes. A graduate of the Hereford College of Arts BA (Hons) Illustration course and a strong supporter of self-education, his skills in both written and visual language are both progressing rapidly. Originally born in Wales to a Danish father and a Canadian mother, Matthew currently resides in the Canada. He frequently uploads artwork to his social media feeds and saves his best for his website: nuclearjackal.com

MIK FUQUA

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Girl, 24, epic pasta salesperson by day, comics-writing hermit by night. Hails from the lovely, strange city of Aurora, Colorado and now resides on the West Coast. Has exhibited at Canzine and VanCAF, and occasionally moonlights as a set designer. Current ongoing projects include What The Quinoa, a webcomic chronicling the ridiculous adventures of fruit stand life, and Stranger Fiction, a zine of illustrated poetic fiction and comics. When not writing humourously angsty stories, Mik can be found getting lost in Wikipedia tangents, making pancake experiments, and watching way too much anime.

MOSES CIRULIS

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Moses is a student and occasional graphic storyteller currently in school for her craft. In the past, she wrote, drew, and coloured the fantasy webcomic The Prince of Trinita, which sadly is no longer available online. Currently, Moses is gradually developing new projects, as well as contributing art assets and icons to Kerberos Productions, an indie game studio here in Vancouver.

PHILIP BARRETT

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Philip Barrett has been self-publishing comics since 2001, including writing and drawing 9 issues of his catch-all title ‘Matter’ and contributing to numerous anthologies. He is the illustrator on the Irish best-selling ‘Where’s Larry?’ find the character books, and his work has appeared in the Irish Times and Irish language kids comic ‘Ruaille Buaille’. Philip helped start the regular Dublin Comic Jam. He set up Blackshapes Books in 2014 to publish longer form graphic novel work, starting with John Robbin’s ‘Unlucky Unlikely’, followed by his own collection of short comics ‘In Bits’.

These are the hard-working artists who keep Cloudscape running smoothly!

ANAT “LUNARBLADE” RABKIN

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Anat Rabkin is a local aspiring webcomic artist and constant dreamer. Creating tales of adventure and philosophy, she’s been telling her story for over 3 years now. As an 8-year veteran of the Vancouver games and film industry, she approaches comics in a pragmatic way, and as an immigrant, she has a unique perspective on life, which she channels into her work. You can check out her work at LunarBlade.com.

Anat is also the Treasurer of Cloudscape Comics.

BEVAN THOMAS

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Bevan is heavily involved in Cloudscape on numerous levels, serving as the promotions manager, one of the board members, and a frequent editor and writer for various books. Most prominently, he spearheads the Epic Canadiana series of Canadian superhero anthologies. Outside of Cloudscape, Bevan’s comics have also been published in GuruKitty Studios’ trio of comic collections and in the Beyond science fiction anthology. A devotee of storytelling in all its forms, Bevan is available to teach and mentor people in writing and world-building.

ED APPLEBY

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Ed “Mr Jitters” Appleby is a cartoonist and graphic designer based out of Vancouver originally from Lumby, BC. He began publishing work online in 2005 and has been doing comics full time since 2008. Ed puts his prolific amount of comics down to copious amounts of caffeine and small town work ethic, and the idea that you are only as good as your next piece. He is currently working on his twin properties of Ed’s R Us and Betty and the Beast, as well as working as an illustrator for The Other Press. When Ed isn’t drawing, he dabbles in acting, screen writing, 3d modelling and High Seas Piracy.

HANNAH LOU MYERS

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Hannah is a comic artist, illustrator, and decorative artist working out of Vancouver, B.C. She’s an Emily Carr graduate, cat tamer, knitting fiend, coffee addict, book sniffer, and cheese enthusiast. She’s currently working her way through her entire dating history and publishing it online for free through her webcomic Misery Loves Company.

Hannah is also the Secretary on the board of Cloudscape Comics, and the VIPRC Manager at the studio.

JONATHON DALTON

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Jonathon lives and works just outside Vancouver, Canada. He makes comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. Jonathon’s past works include the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life. He has also drawn short comics for various Cloudscape anthologies, for Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley, and for the anthologies New World and Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Asia Edition. He is currently working on a mysterious new book he has mysteriously described as “shoujo cyberpunk.” What a mystery!

RILEY MASTERS

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Riley is an ideas guy who thinks he is a writer. Born in Canada in 1989, his heritage paints him as a British Isles mutt. His blood may or may not be 60% coffee as he only sleeps 5-6 hours a night. Found either working on something for Cloudscape or trying to write what his brain is showing him, Riley almost always has a pen or pencil in hand ready to write (not that you could read his penmanship). Thankfully his loving wife can somewhat understand his writing and translate it into something beautiful,  creative, or even wonderful.

These are Cloudscape’s staff members, constantly working to make Cloudscape the best!

JEFF ELLIS

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Jeff is currently the studio manager and communications director, as well as their chief cat-herder. He has contributed to almost all of Cloudscape’s anthologies, and has published a variety of short comics stories as well as two webcomics. He is currently working hard on his webcomic Crossroads. Jeff is also the co-creator of Teach English in Japan, and chapter one, two, and three of the series are currently available in print.

OLIVER McTAVISH-WISDEN

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Oliver Henry McTavish-Wisden is a Coquitlam-based cartoonist and the Executive Director of Cloudscape Comics. When not running the biz, Oliver is probably hiking, trying to draw his comic The Scout, or making horrid noises on the trumpet and keyboard for his band Sleuth.

Here are some of the people volunteering behind the scenes! This is by no means an exhaustive list of Cloudscape’s army of helping hands, merely the ones with long-term positions.

JADE McGILVRAY

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Jade is a creature of the deep, and has made Vancouver her home for the time being. Humans sometimes hire her as a 3D Animator, and when she isn’t working, she is swimming, drawing, and traveling hither and yon. Jade has exhibited at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. She aspires to be a full-time comic-writing adventurer one day.

Jade is the resident website-wrangler. She doesn’t really know what she’s doing, but don’t tell anyone.

KELLY CHEN

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Currently studying at Emily Carr, Kelly is interested in anything narrative-based. This, of course, includes comics. For Kelly comics are the perfect blend of the visual and prose, and she is not going to stop making them any time soon. In her free time Kelly does not like writing artist bios.

MATTHEW NIELSEN

   mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Matthew Nielsen, known online as ‘Nuclear Jackal’ (due to the abundance of other Matthew Nielsens out there) is a writer/illustrator specializing in comics and landscapes. A graduate of the Hereford College of Arts BA (Hons) Illustration course and a strong supporter of self-education, his skills in both written and visual language are both progressing rapidly. Originally born in Wales to a Danish father and a Canadian mother, Matthew currently resides in the Canada. He frequently uploads artwork to his social media feeds and saves his best for his website: nuclearjackal.com

MIK FUQUA

    mentorteachercontributorcommissionable

Girl, 24, epic pasta salesperson by day, comics-writing hermit by night. Hails from the lovely, strange city of Aurora, Colorado and now resides on the West Coast. Has exhibited at Canzine and VanCAF, and occasionally moonlights as a set designer. Current ongoing projects include What The Quinoa, a webcomic chronicling the ridiculous adventures of fruit stand life, and Stranger Fiction, a zine of illustrated poetic fiction and comics. When not writing humourously angsty stories, Mik can be found getting lost in Wikipedia tangents, making pancake experiments, and watching way too much anime.