Cloudscape Comics is featured in the Province! The newspaper talked with Jeff Ellis and Oliver McTavish-Wisden about Cloudscape’s goals, its involvement with the city, Mega Fauna, and, of course, VanCAF and our upcoming launch party. To read the article, visit “Cloudscape Comics Shows Its Silver Lining of Talent.”
Just one of the many great events at VanCAF.
Just reminding everyone that this Saturday, Cloudscape will be attending the Camosun Comics Art Festival (CCAF) in Victoria. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by. We’ll be there with lots of great local comic creators, including Simon Roy, Renee Nault, Deni Loubert, Arn Saba, and, of course, the 2015 graduating class of the Camosun Comics & Graphic Novels program! The festival will run 12-5 PM and be at Young building at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus. For more information, visit the Camosun website. Hope to see you all there!
Open Studio Time is back at Cloudscape HQ! At various times during each month, our fieldhouse will be open to the public if you want to use our resources, work on your projects, or just chat with Cloudscape members. To get our full schedule, visit Cloudscape Events, and stop on by.
Once again, Cloudscape Comics is offering life-drawing sessions! The next life drawing will be on Saturday, February 7 at 1:00-4:00 PM and we will continue monthly after that. Our first model will be Debbie Blair. Hope to see you all there!
This Sunday at 1:00, the Cinematheque will be showing Richard Donner’s Superman, the iconic superhero movie starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, and Marlon Brando. Then after the movie ends, we at Cloudscape will be running a hero-themed comic jam for anyone who wants to practice their storytelling skills.
That’s the Cinematheque, downtown at 1131 Howe Street, January 18 at 1:00 PM. For more information, visit Cinematheque Cinema Sunday. Hope to see you there!
The whole family is invited to the Cloudscape Halloween Party at the end of this month. Not only will there be lots of great activities, but prizes will be awarded too! For more information, visit the party’s Facebook event.
Date: Sunday, October 26th, 2014
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
Place: Cloudscape HQ, the top floor of South Memorial Park’s fieldhouse
5955 Ross Street (Ross + 43rd, located inside the park).
This Thursday, 5:00-8:00, is the opening reception for the State of the Practice Exhibition at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center, 181 Roundhouse Mews in Yaletown. All of the artist collectives who are taking part in the Parks’ Board Fieldhouse Residency will be here, showing off the various artistry they’ve created. Cloudscape will be there, of course, presenting two very special projects: a giant comic jam drawn by our members and a comic jam blanket composed of dozens comic jams that were drawn by our students over the course of two years! Come by to hobnob with Cloudscape creators as well as all the talented artists from other fieldhouses.
Hope to see you all there!
The Kickstarter for Mega Fauna, Cloudscape’s 8th anthology, is over and thanks to you, it is successfully funded. In fact, we received $8,718 — 185% of the funds we needed, almost twice what was needed! That means not only will Mega Fauna be getting published, but we’ll also be able to pay our contributors for their superb stories and will have some money left over for Cloudscape itself, money to help finance our various art projects within the community. After all, we’re not just a team dedicated to publishing quality graphic novel anthologies every year, but also a society dedicated to working with aspiring artists to help Vancouver develop its comics community. Thanks to everyone for all your continued support!
Calling all Canadian comic creators! If you are interested in being a part of #2 of Cloudscape’s Canadian superhero anthology, you have less than two weeks to put together a pitch! The deadline is August 18, so get to work! Your country needs you!
For more information, view “Epic Canadiana #2” is Go! and good luck!
By the way, if you are an artist potentially interested in drawing someone else’s story, please let us know. We have already have several compelling stories in search of the right artist to illustrate them.