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Autumn Comic Classes at Langara College

Langara College’s Graphic Novel & Comix program has already been running for a couple of years, teaching aspiring comic creators how to create their own comics. There are classes on comics writing, drawing, colouring, and various other aspects of the comic craft, all taught by local comic creators (many of them Cloudscape contributors). Registering is current open for autumn classes, so if you are interested in learning more about creating comics, check out Graphic Novel & Comix.


Iron Circus’ Tim’rous Beasties on Kickstarter

The latest anthology from prominent indie publisher Iron Circus has now begun its fundraiser. Tim’rous Beasties  is an anthology of animal stories in the style of Redwall, Watership Down, The Plague Dogs, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, and other tales of brave and imperiled critters defying their size and place in the natural order. Check it out at the Tim’rous Beasties Kickstarter page. 


Cloudscape at the Summer Art Carnivale

On July 8th, Cloudscape members Jonathon Dalton and Oliver McTavish-Wisden will be attending the Summer Art Carnivale at the Killarney Community Centre to create giant comic jams with the public. There will be numerous other events for the whole family at the carnivale, including numerous aboriginal dancers, such as Cree Hoop Dancers and the Git Hayetsk Dancers, as well as Fresh Roots Urban farmers, the band Oncle Hoonki, and more.

For more information, visit the Killarney Summer Art Carnivale.

When: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, July 8th
WHERE: Killarney Community Centre
6260 Killarney St, Vancouver, BC V5S 2X7


“Fir Valley” by Jason Turner now in the Cloudscape store

Cloudscape is excited to announce that Fir Valley by Jason Turner is now available in our online store. This graphic novel is a full-colour supernatural mystery-thriller set in the enigmatic town of Fir Valley, which is nestled in a valley surrounded by BC’s iconic mountains and forests. A man has been murdered and a child has disappeared; who or what is responsible? As the mystery is investigated, numerous dark secrets of Fir Valley come to light before the reader’s eyes.

The creator, local cartoonist Jason Turner, is known for his wide variety of graphic novels. He previously created the True Loves comics trilogy with his wife Manien Bothma, as well as Farm School, The Adulation, and Bird Comics.

For more on Jason Turner, visit the Jason Turner Project. You can buy your own copy of Fir Valley at the Cloudscape online store.


This Wednesday: Incite with Jillian Tamaki and Guy Delisle

Just reminding everyone that this Wednesday, two comic creators will be reading from their graphic novels at the Vancouver Public Library:

Incite with Jillian Tamaki and Guy Delisle
Two accomplished graphic novelists help the Writers Festival close out Incite 2017 with readings from their highly anticipated new books. Jillian Tamaki, cartoonist of This One Summer and Supermutant Magic Academy, returns with a collection of short comics about the vanishing boundary between the virtual and “real” worlds. Meanwhile, Guy Delisle tells the true and harrowing story of Christophe Andre, a Doctors Without Borders administrator who was kidnapped and held in solitary confinement for 3 months in 1997.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:30pm (Doors at 7)
Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch – Alice McKay Room
Free – RSVP recommended

Additional details can be found at Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas.
NOTE: One change to what we said before is that we will still be having a regular Cloudscape meeting on that Wednesday. So if you would rather stop by the studio than the public library, then you can totally show-up.

Swan Song Artist List

We are excited to announce the list of  contributors for Swan Song, the next Cloudscape anthology:

  • Alina Pete
  • Anat Rabkin
  • Angela Melick
  • Annalise Jensen
  • Anthony Biondi
  • Arden Belfry
  • Bevan Thomas
  • Drew Gilmour
  • Ed Appleby
  • Emily Cowan
  • Hanna Myers
  • Ian Thomas
  • Jasmine Shuett
  • Jason Wilkins
  • Jeff Ellis
  • Jess Pollard
  • Jessie Davidge
  • Jeri Weaver
  • Jonathon Dalton
  • Karen Shangguan
  • Kat Kelsay
  • Klara Woldenga
  • Michael McGuire
  • Monica Disher
  • Oliver McTavish-Wisden
  • Patrick Wong
  • Reetta Linjama
  • Riley Masters
  • Sam Keating
  • Sfe R. Monster
  • Simon Roy
  • Tamiko Masters
  • Yashaswi Kesanakurthy

Many of these talented people have tables at VanCAF, so stop and see them this weekend.


VanCAF After Party

Once the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival ends, Cloudscape Comics & VanCAF present the official VanCAFter party this Sunday at the EXP Restaurant + Bar on 309 West Pender Street in downtown Vancouver.

From 6pm until 7:30pm, all VanCAF artists are invited to a private EXP party celebrating comic artists writers and creators! Then after 7:45pm we swing open the doors to all con-goers and lovers of comics!

Comic trivia will begin at 8pm with some cool prizes to the winners! So bring your comic nerd crew and play some trivia while enjoying our two exclusive VanCAFter Party drinks: the Last Panel and Blue Pencil.

Hope to see you there!


VanCAF is this weekend!

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is this weekend, Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yale Town. This is Vancouver’s biggest comic convention dedicated to indie comics, self-publishers, and individual creators, and, as always, Cloudscape is prominent featured. We have our own tables (table H5 in the gym) and numerous prominent Cloudscape contributors (Jonathon Dalton, Steve LeCouilliard, Johnny Christmas, Nina Matsumoto, Kathleen Jacques, Alina Pete, and more) have their own tables as well. Many of our contributors will also be giving talks and workshops on the various parts of the comic process.

If you want to get more involved in Vancouver’s comic scene, discover exciting new indie comics, and chat with your favourite creators face-to-face, then you should stop on by.

Hope to see you all at VanCAF!