The TradeWaiters 18: “The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For” Part 1 by Alison Bechdel


In episode 18 Jeff, Angela, and Kathleen are joined by special guest Sfé R. Monster for the first of a two-episode break-down of The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel. Our panelists have opinions on everything from Star Trek to page layouts, and from Trump to TERFs. You won’t want to miss a beat.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic and Are You My Mother? also by Alison Bechdel
Spider-Gwen by Jason Latour and Robbi Rodriguez
Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Finder by Carla Speed McNeil
Thieves and Kings by Mark Oakley
Horace and Pete by Louis C.K.
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer
Alice Grove by Jeph Jacques
Elements edited by Taneka Stotts

Music by Sleuth.

Our next episode will continue the discussion on The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel.

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Writer looking for an Asian-Canadian comic artist 2

Writer Tetsuro Shigematsu is looking for an Asian-Canadian comic/manga artist for a paying comic project. The artist would preferably be based in Vancouver but location is not a deal breaker. The comic project will likely be published in book form with a possible tie-in to CBC. If interested, please contact Tetsuro Shigematsu as soon as possible at [email protected], applications are still open.

The TradeWaiters 17: The CAF Episode (TCAF & VanCAF 2016)


Episode 17 is our “CAF” episode! Join Jon, Jeff, Kathleen, Angela, and special guest Sfé R. Monster as they share some of the best new comics they found at TCAF and VanCAF 2016.

In this episode our panelists talk about:
When You Grow Up by Ma’at Crook
My Sister’s Voice by Alexis Sugden
Clear Quartz by Joamette Gil
(Tr)Eat Yoself by Wai Khan
Before the Snows Come by Kat Verhoeven
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson & Troy Little
Friends and Food Stories by Joslin Chan, Roberta Chang, and Sylvia Chan
Desolation by Jade McGilvray
Journey to Oz by Arianna Mao
Four Fables by Maëlle Doliveux
Sky Gods by Leda Zawacki
Don’t Talk to Me or I’ll Set Myself on Fire by Jane Mai & An Nguyen
Hotel Positano by Levi Hastings
Agents of the Realm by Mildred Louis
Sad Boy Comix by Mike Dawson
Version 002 by Jake Wyatt
Late Bloomer by Maré Odomo
Twins by Kiku Hughes
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks
Escargoteric by Johnny Herber

Music by Sleuth.

Our next book will be Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel.

You can also follow the TradeWaiters on Tumblr and Soundcloud, and we now have a Twitter feed as well.

VanCAF 2016

This weekend is the Vancouver Comics Art Festival at the Roundhouse in Yaletown! VanCAF is Vancouver’s terrifically popular free convention devoted to indie comic creators. Stop by to discover lots of wonderful new graphic novels, meet many of Cloudscape’s contributors, and visit the Cloudscape booth (Table F1) to grab some Cloudscape anthologies at special sales prices. Hope to see you all there!

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TCAF 2016

Come grab the latest Cloudscape books from Steve LeCouilliard, Kathleen Gros and the rest of the Cloudscape crew at Q2 and Q3 this weekend at the Toronto reference library!

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Next week is Vancouver Bird Week and Cloudscape will be there!

Vancouver Bird Week

Vancouver Bird Week starts this Saturday! May 7-14 is a week-long series of events celebrating Vancouver’s birds in all their forms. May 7-14, 2016. Bird Week is a week-long series of events to celebrate Vancouver’s birds. During Bird Week, there will be bird-related workshops, walks, talks, exhibitions, and lectures across Vancouver. Cloudscape is getting involved as well. We’ll be running workshops on creating bird-themed comics three times during next week, each one at a different community centre. For more information, check the Vancouver Bird Week list of events. From bird nerd to bird curious, from wise old owl to adventurous tot, there is an event for everyone during Bird Week. All events are free.

Three days until Creative Ink!

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This weekend, Friday – Sunday, is the Creative Ink Festival for Writers, Readers, and Artists at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. This festival is primarily directed towards writers and artists rather than fans, and is a great way to develop your craft and hang-out with fellow creators. There will be panels featuring established authors and artists discussing various writing and art topics, as well as single-person presentations. There will also be readings by authors, displays by artists, and an expo of people selling their goodies (books, art, etc), as well as Blue Pencil sessions where writers can get feedback on their writing from professionals and pitch sessions where people can pitch their projects to various editors and publishers. Cloudscape will be there, of course, with many of our artists providing presentations and workshops on writing and drawing comics, creating webcomics, and many other topics. It will be a lot of fun. For more information, visit the Creative Ink website. We hope to see you there!