Cloudscape Comics


Cloudscape Comics featured in Vancouver Metro

Our executive director, Oliver McTavish-Wisden, was interviewed in the Vancouver Metro, where he talks about Cloudscape’s history, our anthologies, Comics in Transit,  and Vancouver comics in general.

“From a graphic novel that explores Vancouver’s dystopian future to a series of oversized comics that expose transit users to the complexities of life as a refugee to Canada, more and more Vancouver artists are drawn to comics. Many see the art form as a way to explore social truths — and to build community….  The Cloudscape Comics Society continues to have an important influence on Vancouver’s emerging scene. A charity organization of independent comic book artists based in Metro Vancouver, they publish local BC comics and ‘foster a community where BC comic creators can network with each other while developing their craft and continuing to push the boundaries of the comic book medium.'”

To read more, visit “Vancouvering: Growing Comics Art Scene Draws Enthusiasts.”

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Final Cloud Shop: Perspective with Jonathon Dalton

The final Cloud Shop of the year is this Thursday at 7:30, the Cloudscape HQ. Learn perspective with Cloudscape co-founder Jonathon Dalton!  Spend time polishing your backgrounds with some handy tricks for drawing any number of vanishing points with as few headaches as possible.

To register for this free workshop, go to Cloud Shop: Perspective.

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Publish your graphic novel through Cloudscape Comics

Though we at Cloudscape are best known for our quality comic anthologies, we also  publish the graphic novels of individual members, such as Kathleen Gros’ Last Night at Wyrmwood High, Steve LeCouilliard’s Una the BladeSean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields, and Jason Turner’s Fir Valleyas well as Bevan Thomas’ Gene Day Award-winning duo of Epic Canadiana collections.  We are currently looking for new books to publish, and the next one could very well be yours.

Do you have an idea for a new graphic novel in any genre? Or perhaps are you interested in publishing a compilation of your webcomic or even in editing a comic anthology of your own? We have the experience and resources to help make that happen. To learn more, check out Pitching a Comic to Cloudscape. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Mural Festival Tomorrow!

Reminding everyone that the Vancouver Mural Festival is tomorrow. This is Vancouver’s largest free public art celebration, and we at Cloudscape will be on-site doing a live comic jam. The individual panels we will be painting will ultimately be put on display around our lovely HQ. We encourage you to participate!

The festival is this Saturday from noon to 6:00 PM. It is located on Main Street between 7th and 12th Ave., excluding Broadway, as well as in the Main-Quebec laneway, from Broadway to 4th, and in the EasyPark parking lot at the SW corner of Main Street and 7th Ave. We will be at booth 6.  For more information about the event, visit the Vancouver Mural Festival website.

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No Cloudscape meeting on Wednesday, December 21.

This Wednesday, December the 21st, is pretty close to Christmas, and it’s a good bet a lot of you will be very busy getting ready for the celebration (certainly, many of the board will be!). That being the case, there will not be a Cloudscape meeting this week. The next meeting will the week after, on December 28th. If you can’t make it to that, then we’ll see you in the new year.

Happy holidays!

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Cloudscape’s latest anthology is on Kickstarter!


Cloudscape’s latest comics anthology is on Kickstarter! Bones of the Coast is a full-colour, 220+ page comic anthology, chock-full of horror from the Pacific Northwest. Simultaneously haunting and hauntingly beautiful, BOTC is guaranteed to tickle your fancy. The anthology features 35 different creators from British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and abroad–and the stories within are sure to thrill and terrify. For more information, visit the Bones of the Coast Kickstarter and order your copy today!

 

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