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Swan Song Contributor Announcement

Cloudscape is happy to announce the list of artists and writers that have been accepted into our next anthology, Swan Song:

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


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.


Vancouver Public Library Seeks Graphic Novel Writer-in-Residence

Do you write and illustrate graphic novels?  Vancouver Public Library will host a resident graphic novelist between Aug. 28 and Dec. 15, 2017 as part of its Writer in Residence program. This program promotes Canadian writing and literature to Vancouver citizens by fostering greater public appreciation for Canadian writing, providing opportunities to interact with the resident author, and providing the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write.

The Writer in Residence will develop exciting public programs and provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations and group workshops, as well as outreach to targeted communities. This full-time position (35 hours/week) requires 40 per cent of the author’s time be spent on library programs or projects, leaving 60 per cent of the work week available for creative writing.

This would be a contract  position paying $4,250/month. The Vancouver Public Library is interested in hearing from a wide variety of graphic novelists. Whether you write comics, non-fiction, young adult or children’s graphic novels – whatever genres you choose to work in – they want to hear from you.

For more information, check out the Vancouver Public Library’s Writer in Residence – Call for Expressions of Interest 2017.


May 24 – Cloudscape HQ will be closed because we’ll be at the Vancouver Public Library

On May 24, Cloudscape will not be having itself regular Wednesday meeting because we’ll be at the Vancouver Public Library, listening to two local comic creators read from their graphic novels:

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.
Remember, there will be no regular Cloudscape meeting on that date. We hope to see all of you at the reading instead.

Cloudscape Comics on Tabulit

We are happy to announce that Cloudscape is now on Tabulit! Tabulit is a digital agency that features a wide range of indie comics available to its subscribers. Mega Fauna  is currently available on the website, with more Cloudscape books to follow, and the site also features The Ghosts We Know, by Cloudscape contributor Sean Karemaker. To see all their available comics, visit the Tabulit website.


Monsterella Kickstarter

Nevin Arnold is a Vancouver Island-based comic creator who illustrated the cover and one of the stories for Cloudscape’s award-winning Epic Canadiana #2. He is currently kickstarting his latest comic: Monsterella.

 Monsterella is an action/adventure/horror/sci-fi anthology inspired by spooky and action-packed magazines of the 1970’s like Vampirella, 2000 AD, Creepy, and Eerie.  This 40-page first issue revolves around the continuing adventures of Montrossa Rella, AKA “Monsterella,” the warden of an intergalactic prison planet where the galaxy’s worst of the worst monsters are imprisoned from the rest of the universe. All hell breaks loose when an unexpected revolt overthrows her, and threatens the safety of the entire galaxy!

To learn more, visit the Monsterella Kickstarter page.


Remember: April 5th is Cloudscape’s SGM

Cloudscape Comics is calling an official Special General Meeting for all Cloudscape Comics members on Wednesday April 5th, 2017 at 7:30 pm to vote on whether Cloudscape should give itself charity status. This would allow us to seek new grants, and receive more donations from individuals and organizations. If you want to participate in this vote, we’ll see you on the 5th.


Creative Ink this weekend

Remember, this weekend, Cloudscape will be at the Creative Ink Festival along with numerous other writers delivering a wide variety of workshops, panels, and talks on numerous aspects of the writing craft.  Cloudscape member Bevan Thomas will be participating in various panels as well as giving a workshop on writing for comics. For more information, visit the Creative Ink Festival website. Hope to you this Saturday!


Cloudscape seeking Arabic translator for a comic project

As part of one of Cloudscape’s current comic projects, we are going to be interviewing a refugee who speaks Arabic. If you can speak Arabic or knows someone who can, and would be willing to serve an interpreter during this interview, please let us know. You can contact executive director Oliver McTavish-Wisdom at [email protected]