Events


Vote for “Bones of the Coast” in the CanComicsWiki Award

Bones of the Coast is one of the finalists for the Canadian Indie Comic Book Wiki Award on the best Canadian-made indie comics of the year 2017. Do your part for Cloudscape and go to CanComics Wikie Awards Survey to vote for Bones. The poll ends on December 31st.  Then follow @cancomicswiki on Twitter or Instagram to see the winners announced in January.

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Comics in Transit contest

Our Comics in Transit comics are  currently appearing in bus shelters all over Vancouver, and we encourage you to check them out. Also, remember that we have a contest for the first people who post an image of each Comics in Transit location. So far we’ve received photos from people for five comic locations, but there are still numerous others with unknown artists that we’d like you to identify. Stop by one of the following locations, snap, a picture, and either send the image to [email protected] or tweet it with #comicsintransit. Good luck!
  • Broadway and Yew
  • Angus and West 61st
  • Maquinna and Stikine
  • Marine Drive and Cityedge
  • West Blvd and West 54th
  • West 10th and Discovery

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Halloween Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who helped put on this year’s Halloween Party! And what great costumes and pumpkins!

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This year’s Comics in Transit is up in bus stops all over Vancouver!

In 2015, we at Cloudscape launched “Comics in Transit,” a series of one-page that appeared in bus shelters all over Metro Vancouver. The comics were by local prominent comic creators such as Colin Upton, Nina Matsumoto, and James Lloyd, and explored stories of numerous cities all over the world. Now a new version of Comics in Transit is appearing in bus shelters. This time we interviewed numerous refugees living in Vancouver and are telling their stories through comic form.
We encourage  you to visit as many of the bus shelters as you can and read these refugees’ tales of struggle and triumph. Furthermore, we are offering a draw for people who spot and photograph the comics. If people find one, take a photo of it, and send it to [email protected], they will be entered to win a prize, which will be given out in December. The posters are up from October 30 – December 3, 2017, and are located at:
  1. Granville 110M N/O Dunsmuir WS
  2. West Broadway 21m W/O Yew NS
  3. Angus 20m s/o W. 61st ES
  4. 8195 VANCO Commercial 20m N/O Findlay ES
  5. Maquinna 20m W/O Stikine SS
  6. Marine Drive 20m W/O Cityedge NS
  7. Nanaimo 20m N/O Turner WS
  8. Victoria 18m N/O E. 38th ES
  9. West Boulevard 20m N/O West 54th ES
  10. West 10th 26m E/O Discovery SS

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Exhibitor applications now open for VanCAF 2018

Exhibitor applications are now open for VanCAF 2018. If you are a local creator of indie comics, we strongly recommend you get a table.

The Vancouver Comics Art Festival has been running annually since 2012, the most prominent Vancouver event focusing on independent comics and comic creators. It has attracted both exhibitors and comic fans from all over North America, and many indie comic creators find that sales of their books at VanCAF far surpass that of most other comic events. Cloudscape Comics has always had a prominent presence at this festival, and we’re really looking forward to exhibiting there next year.

For more information, visit the Exhibitor Application section of the VanCAF website.

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Final Cloud Shop: Perspective with Jonathon Dalton

The final Cloud Shop of the year is this Thursday at 7:30, the Cloudscape HQ. Learn perspective with Cloudscape co-founder Jonathon Dalton!  Spend time polishing your backgrounds with some handy tricks for drawing any number of vanishing points with as few headaches as possible.

To register for this free workshop, go to Cloud Shop: Perspective.

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Word Vancouver is this week!

It’s Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading, and on Sunday there will be numerous comic-related events in the Alma VanDusen Room of the Vancouver Public Library, including:

  • Vancouver Comics History (2:40 PM): Cloudscape contributors Bevan Thomas, Colin Upton, and Jonathon Dalton will discuss the history of comics art in Vancouver, starting from local publishers in the 1940s to the indie comics scene and Vancouver comics as they are today.
  • Neil the Horse (3:50): Canadian cartoonist Katherine Collins discusses her award-winning comic Neil the Horse, the world’s only musical comic book. Neil the Horse appeared in Canadian newspapers from 1975-1982, and subsequently starred in fifteen comic books, from 1983–88. Katherine was inducted into the Giants of the North, Canadian Cartooning Hall of Fame at the 2017 Doug Wright Awards.
  •  Miriam Libicki (4:30): The first cartoonist to become the Vancouver Public Library’s writer-in-residence. Miriam discusses her work, including Toward a Hot Jew, which was named a top ten graphic novel of 2016 by Forbes magazine. Miriam’s comics are based on nonfiction and documentary techniques, such as interviews and photo reference, and also deal with themes of identity and culture clash.

For more information, check out Word Vancouver.

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“Cayrels Ring” signing at 8th Dimension Comics

Cayrels Ring is a new science fiction comic by Shannon Lentz and with art by a wide variety of local comic creators. It follows many narratives, including that of Jamitch, a scientist trapped on a planet-sized supercomputer gone suicidal. Jamitch manages to escape the computer and goes searching for his unknown grandchild.

The creative team will be doing a signing at Vancouver’s 8th Dimension Comics (2418 Main St.) on September 30th from noon to 3:00. Along with the writer, there will also be the contributing artists Alchemichael, Simon Roy, and Aaron Petovello.

 

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