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New Website!

Hey everyone! You may have noticed the downed website over the last couple of weeks, and this brand new, shiny one that replaced it! It still has some bugs which we are working hard to fix. Thank-you all for your patience thus far!

Friendly reminder – if you are a Cloudscape Member or a Contributor to one of our anthologies, and you haven’t sent in your Artist Bio or Comic Info, you can review the requirements here. Please send your information to your friendly webmaster, me!

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Revised Artist Bios Needed for New Cloudscape Website

Attention, all Cloudscape members! The website is going to be dramatically revised and part of that will be new profiles for our artists and their webcomics. If you are a Cloudscape member (having been to at least three of our meetings and/or been featured in at least one of our anthologies), then submit your revised bio and webcomic info to our webmaster Jade McGilvray at [email protected] The info should follow the guidelines below:

Artist Bio

  1. Image height 300px, width 150px, 72dpi
  2. Name of artist
  3. Main website or contact link
  4. Up to 3 social media/other related links
  5. Status (can include 0-4 of these options)
    -Mentor (if you are willing to mentor aspiring artists)
    -Commissionable (if you take commissions)
    -Teacher (if you are willing to teach classes)
    -Contributor (to Cloudscape anthologies)
  6. Bio description of Artist, 600 characters MAX (including spaces)

Webcomic Info

  1. Title you want displayed
  2. Author(s) name(s) you want displayed
  3. One link to a personal webpage/contact (contact page, portfolio, email address, etc)
  4. Synopsis of the comic, 150 characters MAX (including spaces)
  5. Website URL of your comic (preferably the homepage or first page of their comic)
  6. An image that represents the comic that is exactly 200 x 200px, 72dpi
  7. Status (1 of the following):
    -Ongoing
    -Complete
    -On Hiatus

Cloudscape Under Construction

Cloudscape HQ is under construction

Hello, everyone. Just a quick emergency announcement to let you all know that Cloudscape HQ is going to undergo some renovations this week so our building will be closed until Friday evening. All events and open studio times are cancelled for this week. That includes this Wednesday’s meetup at the HQ. But fear not, we will still be having the meeting. It will be a throw-back to the good ol’ days of Cloudscape, 7:30 pm at the Grind Cafe (our old meetup location), 4124 Main St.

Hope to see you all there, and sorry for the inconvenience.

cheers,

Jeff


Second batch of "Comics in Transit" spotted all over town

Comics in Transit

Comics by Angela Melick, Alison Koberstein, and Edison Yan

The second batch of “Comics in Transit” comics have been spotted all over town. They’ll only be here until November 15th so make sure you get a good look at them before they’re gone. Here is a Google map of “Comics in Transit” comics to help. Go check them out!


Line-up for "Bones of the Coast," Cloudscape's next anthology

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The participating artists & writers for Bones of the Coast, our up-coming horror anthology, have been working hard to make their stories as frightening as possible, so it’s time to give them a little recognition. The anthology will include the talents of:

  • Kelly Aarons
  • Shannon Campbell
  • Chloe Chan
  • Anastasiya Chernaya
  • Jonathon Dalton
  • Michael Elliott
  • Jeff Ellis
  • Reb Erlik
  • Kevin Forbes
  • Mindy Fraser
  • KC Green
  • Britt c. h.
  • Abby Hontiveros
  • Abby Howard
  • Lindsay Ishihiro
  • Kathleen Jacques
  • Sean Karemaker
  • Emily Lampson
  • Christian Lett
  • Reetta Linjama
  • Sam Logan
  • Nina Matsumoto
  • Angela Melick
  • Sfé Monster
  • Cameron Morris
  • Renee Nault
  • Emily Partridge
  • Alina Pete
  • Yuriy Plisenko
  • Jess Pollard
  • Simon Roy
  • Kris Sayer
  • Aliena Shoemaker
  • Kris Straub
  • Bevan Thomas
  • Adam Tuck
  • Jeri Weaver
  • Pam Wishbow

We’re incredibly excited to see these stories develop – we hope you are, too!


People are talking about "Comics in Transit"

Comics in Transit

Waiting for the bus beside one of the comics.

Cloudscape’s “Comics in Transit” keeps on rolling! Comics have been popping-up in bus shelters all over Metro Vancouver,  one-page stories created by such prominent local creators as Nina Matsumoto, Johnnie Christmas, Steve Rolston, and many more. We’ve been getting a lot of attention, including more buzz in the Georgia Straight and an extensive article in UBC’s student magazine, the Ubyssey. In the Ubyssey article, Cloudscape president Oliver McTavish-Wisden talks about what inspired him to create “Comics in Transit”:

“What I wanted to do is — because so many of the artists I work with are from different parts of the world but have decided to call B.C. home — I challenged them…. I said to write a story about a city that you like or have had some experience with…. Hopefully when people read these at the bus stops they’ll maybe learn a little something from their neighbours, where they’re from… and maybe start to know about who they’re waiting for the bus with…. I was just looking and thinking of ways I could get comic panels or comic pages out of the book format…. I’m always thinking of ways to sort of shake up how people see comics and where they see them.”

Read the rest of the article at “Comics in Transit showing commuters where their neighbours are from.”


Comics in Transit Contest

Hey, folks!

Cloudscape’s Comics in Transit has begun! To help promote it, we are running a special contest! Below is a listing of where you can find our comic pages and how long they will be up for. If you tweet a photo of you in front of the comic page and include #comicsintransit in your tweet, we will enter you in a draw for a full Cloudscape comics library!

Check them out!

  • Powell 20m W/O Main NS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • W. Broadway 30m W/O Maple NS, Sept 7 – Sept 14
  • King Edward 23m W/O Maple NS, Sept 7 – Sept 14
  • Cambie 31m S/O W. 43rd WS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Commercial 20m N/O E. 6th ES, Sept 14 – Oct 5
  • Fraser 20m N/O E. 28th ES, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Hastings 43m E/O Windermere SS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Kingsway 20m W/O Rupert NS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Nanaimo 27m S/O William WS, Sept 14 – Oct 5
  • SW Marine 20m E/O Blenheim SS, Sept 7 – Sept 14
  • W. 10th 29m W/O Tolmie NS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • W. 41st 11m W/O Dunbar SS, Sept 14 – Oct 5
  • E. 49th 31m E/O Killarney SS, Sept 7 – Oct 5

You can also see them all in relation to each other on this Google map.


Okanagan Comic Arts Association

Okanagan Comic Arts AssociationCloudscape is a great organization to meet, connect, and collaborate with numerous fellow comic creators, and there’s similar organizations in many other places as well. For comic fans in the interior of BC, there’s the Okanagan Comic Arts Association. This organization is dedicated to “creation, community, and education” with regards to comics. They foster local cartoonists, artists, and writers as they pursue their craft by connecting creators, readers, retailers, and educators across the Okanagan Valley and working with schools and libraries to explore the potential comics have for young and developing readers. If you’re ever in the Okanagan area, check the OCAA out. You can learn more about them on the Okanagan Comic Arts Association website and their Facebook page.


Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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Bones of the Coast

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