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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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Comics in the Clouds start date changed to April 11!

The start date for Comics in the Clouds, Cloudscape’s new comic-creating class, has been pushed back a week so it’ll be starting on the 11th of April, rather than the 4th. That means there is still time to register for it! It’s open for anyone aged 15-25, and is free to attend. Plus, all participants get to be part of an art show and print their own mini-comic. So don’t delay. Sign-up for an exciting program.
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Cloudsape Class: Comics in the Clouds

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Students will draw and produce their own mini-comics, as well as create one-page comic art that will be displayed at a final gallery exhibition hosted in partnership with Artquake.

Date: Monday evenings (April 4 – June 13, but no class May 23)
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Place: Cloudscape HQ, Memorial South Park Fieldhouse, 5955 Ross Street
Price: Free
Ages: 15-24
To register, visit Vancouver: Comics in the Clouds.


Cloudscape AGM tomorrow!

Remember that Cloudscape’s annual general meeting is tomorrow evening (Wednesday the 17th)! We’ll talk about the direction Cloudscape is going, vote in a new treasurer, go over various projects and volunteer opportunities our organization will be taking advantage of, and will vote on a theme for our next anthology. If you want to play a pivotal role in our organization’s direction, we hope to see you there.


The Una the Blade Kickstarter made more than four times its target goal!

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The Una the Blade Kickstarter is over, and it earned $11,107. That’s more than four times its target goal! Now Cloudscape’s second single-author graphic novel is going to print having not only paid for its printing but also all the artists involved with a nice chunk left over. Thank you so much for all your support, and we can’t wait to send you the book. Also, keep your eyes peeled on this blog over the next few weeks as Cloudscape has a lot of exciting new stuff planned for 2016!


Cloudscape at Culture Days: September 26

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Remember, everyone, that Culture Days is this month! September 25-27, there are going to be events and workshops all over Metro Vancouver to engage everyone in the arts and cultural life of our community. As part of this festival, Cloudscape will be teaching families how to create mini-comics on Saturday, September 26. You can get more info and sign-up at How to Make Mini-Comics at the Cloudscape Comics HQ. Hope to see you there!


Comics in Transit Update

As many of you know. Cloudcape’s Comics in Transit is currently going on, with single-page comics appearing in bus shelters all over Vancouver. To give you an example of what to look for, here’s the comic done by local comic legend Steve Rolston:

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Also, remember to check out this comic and all the others at their own particular locations and participate in the Comics in Transit contest.

Comics in Transit places:

  • Powell 20m W/O Main NS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • W. Broadway 30m W/O Maple NS, Sept 7 – Sept 14
  • King Edward 23m W/O Maple NS, Sept 7 – Sept 14
  • Cambie 31m S/O W. 43rd WS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Commercial 20m N/O E. 6th ES, Sept 14 – Oct 5
  • Fraser 20m N/O E. 28th ES, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Hastings 43m E/O Windermere SS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Kingsway 20m W/O Rupert NS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • Nanaimo 27m S/O William WS, Sept 14 – Oct 5
  • SW Marine 20m E/O Blenheim SS, Sept 7 – Sept 14
  • W. 10th 29m W/O Tolmie NS, Sept 7 – Oct 5
  • W. 41st 11m W/O Dunbar SS, Sept 14 – Oct 5
  • E. 49th 31m E/O Killarney SS, Sept 7 – Oct 5

Events in September

Cloudscape is going to be involved in various events in September, so mark them off in your calendars and stay tuned for more info:

  1. Langara Comics Showcase, September 9. Langara College will be starting-up a Graphic Novel & Comics Certificate Program this autumn, which will include numerous Cloudscape members as instructors (including founder Jeff Ellis, artist Amancay Nahuelpan, and writer Shannon Campbell). On September 9, there will be a showcase for the program, which will feature Jeff, Amancay, and Jonathon Dalton drawing.
  2. Minicomic Workshop, September 26: As part of Culture Days, on September 26, we’ll be having a Minicomic Workshop at Cloudscape HQ. It will feature various stations, each one helping kids and parents complete one stage in the production of a minicomic: writing, drawing, inking, colouring, scanning, printing, and production.