Cloudscape Edition of SNAG

snagWednesdays at the Cobalt Club is SNAG, where artists paint all night and the club raffles them off. It’s a great way to get some original artwork without losing a bundle. Cloudscape will be participating in SNAG on April 20th from 7:30 – midnight. We’ll be raising money for Bones of the Coast that night, we want everyone in Cloudscape to come if possible. See SNAG’s Facebook page for more information.


Two days left in “Fashion in Action” Kickstarter

Fashion in Action

Two days left in the fundraiser for Fashion in Action, the 1980s graphic novel about a high-priced, and stylishly dressed, all-female protection agency from the far future. The comic was created by John K. Snyder III and this book has been edited by friend-of-Cloudscape Hope Nicholson (Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Brok Windsor). Check out the Fashion in Action Kickstarter.


The TradeWaiters 15: “Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind” vol. 1 by Hayao Miyazaki

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In episode 15 Jon, Jeff, and Kathleen are joined by special guest Jess Pollard to talk about the first half of Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, the manga series by world-reknowned animator Hayao Miyazaki. This is an incredibly dense work and we have a lot to say about it! But the true purpose of the Sea of Corruption isn’t the only secret conspiracy that this episode will reveal…

Also mentioned in this episode:
Puss in Boots and People of the Desert by Hayao Miyazaki
Lupin III and Spirited Away, as well as Studio Ghibli
Azumanga Daioh by Kiyohiko Azuma
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Fresh Romance edited by Janelle Asselin
Gegege no Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki
It’s a Good Life if You Don’t Weaken by Seth
Whiteout by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber
Liquid Shell by Jess Pollard

Music by Sleuth.

Our next episode will cover the second half of Nausicaa.

You can also follow the TradeWaiters on Tumblr and Soundcloud.


“Una the Blade” ebook sale ends April 1st!

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Our latest graphic novel is Una the Blade, a tale of swords & sorcery in a dying Earth, where a single-mother barbarian struggles to defend her children from a world gone mad. It is written by Steve LeCouilliard and illustrated by a wide variety of artists, including such BC illuminaries as Simon Roy (Prophet, Tiger Lung) and Renee Nault (graphic novel adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale). The ebook version is currently on sale at Gumroad for $3.95, but that ends at the end of this month, when it will increase to its regular price of $9.95. So if you want to pick up this terrific fantasy graphic novel at a great bargain, make sure you do for the end of the month. Check out the Una the Blade page on the official Cloudscape store for more.


New graphic novel drawn by local artist

DavidLocal comic book artist Jason Harris has partnered with writer Skip McRobert to produce the new graphic novel David the Survivor.

“For centuries, ancient unseen forces have been speaking to hermits and outcasts. And in the modern epoch, hermits and outcasts watch TV. Amy and David don’t know each other, but they share a secret. For each, their lover is their TV. When David’s dies and Amy is forced by false friends to abandon hers, powers are unleashed that will open the two to a strange New World of Mysticism, Vital Forces and Obscure Missions From Beyond.”

To learn more, check-out David the Survivor 1: No TV Left Behind.