We at the Cloudscape Comics Society are excited to announce the launch of our 7th graphic novel! Waterlogged features art by Sam Logan, Nina Matsumoto, Angela Melick, Colin Upton, Lucy Bellwood, and many more. With stories that range from deep space exploration to terrifying tea pirates, you won’t find a better companion for your berth.
On Thursday September 5th, visit us at the Vancouver Maritime Museum from 6-8 pm for Waterlogged‘s launch party. Buy some new books, meet the artists, grab a drink, eat some food, and tour the museum, enjoying all its artifacts from the sea.
It’s that time of year again! True to tradition, we at Cloudscape Comics are releasing our annual comics anthology; this year, we are proud to present Waterlogged – Tales from the Seventh Sea. Prepare yourself for a gorgeous hardcover tome printed in blue & black and featuring over 30 different artists from British Columbia!
Our fundraiser has begun! To pre-purchase the book and avail yourself of numerous other Cloudscape loot, take a gander at our indiegogo campaign (now with real video!). Also, stay tuned to our facebook and tumblr pages for artist spotlights and previews!
Waterlogged is overflowing with all sorts of nautical goodness: explorers, kraken, pirates, mermaids, naval officers, ghosts, and more can all be found between the pages. Living as we do on North America’s rainy northwest coast, the sea is always on our artists’ minds. Each story is a creator’s unique response to our great blue neighbour.
Filled with beautiful seafaring tales, the collection boasts works from such fantastic artists as Sam Logan (Sam & Fuzzy), Angela Melick (Wasted Talent), Nina Matsumoto (Yokaiden, Simpsons, Futurama), Colin Upton (Postmodern Mini-Comics), Gabriel Frizzera, Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), Jonathon Dalton (A Mad Tea-Party), Laura Bifano, Jeff Ellis (Teach English in Japan) and many others.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in local indie comics!
Chris and Mara’s booklets on how to create comics were a huge success at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family Fuze Event, so we’ve put them online. Curious about comic making? Check-out “How to Create Comics In Four Easy Lessons.”
Cris Sayer strikes a pose in front of our Exploded Views poster.
The grande opening of our new studio space in Memorial South Park on 5955 Ross St. was a crazy success. There were new and old members alike, lots of food, and cooperation in sharing the space. Most important of all, there were comics being made in a collaborative environment and tons of cheer. The following meeting showed the same kind of comraderie.
The Langara Voice also stopped by to do an interview with us about the space. You can learn more about us, and see some great pictures of the opening here: http://www.langaravoice.ca/2012/11/15/memorial-south-park-vancouver-cloudscape-comic-artists-collective/
We’re gearing up for some great things in the studio, so keep your eyes on the front page of our website, or our tumblr here: http://cloudscapecomics.tumblr.com/
Cloudscape Comics is moving into a new studio! Thanks to the City of Vancouver’s Fieldhouse Initiative, a program that repurposes neglected park buildings into free studio spaces for artist collectives in exchange for free community programming, Cloudscape has found a new home for our roster of more than 60 unique artists.
Located at 5955 Ross St. at East 41st Ave. in South Memorial Park, the new Cloudscape Comics Society HQ will be a place for artists to work together in the comic medium. It’s also a perfect location for our weekly meetings and a great classroom for us to start our free public programming. We will officially open up the studio on Wednesday November 7th, 2012. So if you plan on attending our Wednesday meetings, please visit us at the HQ!
For more information on the Field House Initiative, visit them here. If you’d like to keep up to date on our residency, visit our blog.