The TradeWaiters 7: “Two Generals” by Scott Chantler

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In Episode 7 Our panel talks about Two Generals by Scott Chantler, a comics biography of the author’s grandfather’s experiences in the Second World War. Listen to find out what everyone’s grandparents did during the war (spoiler alert: ONE of the tradewaiters’ grandparents were too young to do much of anything), and to find out what it takes to get Angela’s husband to care about comics. Consider this our Rememberance Day episode.

Music by Sleuth.

The next episode will cover Tekkon Kinkreet: Black and White by Taiyo Matsumoto.


Last Night at Wyrmwood High Kickstarter

Wyrmwood Secondary School has had the same grad prank for the past 50 years. This year Amber (a werewolf), Tiffany (a vampire), and Steph (a reptile) have set out to change that. The problem is that the school is cursed. And the end of school (forever) isn’t going to go as planned….

Last Night at Wyrmwood High is written and drawn by Kathleen Gros. This is Cloudscape’s first book to feature a single artist’s vision in its entirety. Our fundraiser has started at the Last Night at Wyrmwood High Kickstarter. Please order yours today and help us make this book a reality.

 


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


Winner for Comic Battle: Awkward Silence

Voting for the “Awkward Silence” comic is over and the winner is Rayleigh Nickle.

Nick Rayleigh's Awkward Silence

As we haven’t had any submissions for “Most Embarrassing Thanksgiving,” we’ll just jump to the next theme: “Halloween Aftermath.” Deadline for that is  November 9. Send all submissions to [email protected]


Creative Ink Festival for Writers, Readers, and Artists

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The Creative Ink Festival is a three-day festival on May 6-8, 2016, dedicated to the creation of stories and art in numerous forms. It will feature both panels and single-person presentations giving writers and artists numerous tools to develop their craft, as well as analyzing the medium from a wide variety of directions. There will also be author dramatic readings, artist displays, an expo of people selling their own work (books, art, etc), and even Blue Pencil sessions where writers can get feedback on their work from professionals. A warm and welcoming environment where you learn more about your craft, network with people in the industry, and make new connections.

We at Cloudscape Comics will be prominently featured at the Festival. We’ll have a booth selling our various anthologies and will be giving a whole series of comic-related workshops on writing and drawing comics, developing your own webcomic, budgeting your various projects, and other related subjects.

You can register for the festival right now at the cheaper early registration fee. To learn more, go to the Creative Ink Festival website. We look forward to seeing you there!


Student Looking to Commission Comic Pages for Short Film

A UBC student wants to commission some comic pages for a short film. It would be 4-5 comic book pages  (all in colour), each depicting a killing. They would be needed for mid January. If you are interested, contact Sharon at [email protected].