Ed Appleby


Swan Song Artist List

We are excited to announce the list of  contributors for Swan Song, the next Cloudscape anthology:

  • Alina Pete
  • Anat Rabkin
  • Angela Melick
  • Annalise Jensen
  • Anthony Biondi
  • Arden Belfry
  • Bevan Thomas
  • Drew Gilmour
  • Ed Appleby
  • Emily Cowan
  • Hanna Myers
  • Ian Thomas
  • Jasmine Shuett
  • Jason Wilkins
  • Jeff Ellis
  • Jess Pollard
  • Jessie Davidge
  • Jeri Weaver
  • Jonathon Dalton
  • Karen Shangguan
  • Kat Kelsay
  • Klara Woldenga
  • Michael McGuire
  • Monica Disher
  • Oliver McTavish-Wisden
  • Patrick Wong
  • Reetta Linjama
  • Riley Masters
  • Sam Keating
  • Sfe R. Monster
  • Simon Roy
  • Tamiko Masters
  • Yashaswi Kesanakurthy

Many of these talented people have tables at VanCAF, so stop and see them this weekend.

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New Cloudscape Board of Directors

At the Cloudscape AGM last week, a lot of discussion was had about our direction for the next year, and a new board was voted on. Some board members have changed rolls and a new member has joined the board. The new board is as follows:

Oliver McTavish-Wisden is our new president
Jeff Ellis (former president) is now vice president and director of communications
Jonathon Dalton (former vice president) is the new treasurer
Bevan Thomas keeps his job as promotions director
and Ed Appleby joins us as ad hoc director.

We are also still looking for an events coordinator and a studio manager. These are not board positions, but they’re pretty important. Cloudscape members, if you’re looking for a roll to fill, we can set you up. Email us at comm@cloudscapecomics.com.

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Weekly Comic Round-Up

Here’s the latest thing that happened last week in Cloudscape webcomics:

1. A Mad-Tea Party by Jonathon Dalton. The New Youth decide their policy on nonhuman prisoners.

2. Teach English in Japan by Jeff Ellis and Jonathon Dalton. James starts teaching sooner than he expected..

3. Wasted Talent by Angela Melick. Eating jelly beans.

4. Ed’s R Us by Ed Appleby. Some elves aren’t big on Star Trek.

5. Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan. The Ninja Mafia Service is morally uplifting work.

6. Gobbleknoll by Sydney More. More problems with the carnivorous hill.

7. Homo Erectus by Sydney More. Canada has dirty birds.

8. Even in Arcadia by Anise Shaw. Even at the best of times, fae knights are intimidating.

9. Titanzer by Kevin Wilson. Giant Robot fist-fight!

10. Two Keys by Chloe Chan and Aliena Shoemaker. “Chapter 13: Two-Faces.” In which Colin and Lucas take the scenic route.

11. The Mystery Adventures of the Scout by Oliver. Leathertongues is not a nice man.

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Weekly Comic Round-Up

The latest news in Cloudscape webcomics:

1. Teach English in Japan by Jeff Ellis and Jonathan Dalton debates the Japanese work ethic.

2. Wasted Talent by Angela Melick shows how the riot in Vancouver gave a lot of buildings frowny faces.

3. In Ed’s R Us by Ed Appleby. Ed gets to change his hockey jersey back.

4. Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan reminds us that a dinosaur with a monocle controls everything.

5. Gobbleknoll by Sydney More. a rabbit tries to get Gobbleknoll the carnivorous hill to eat him.

6. Even in Arcadia by Anise Shaw reminds us that bigotry is everywhere. Perhaps even in Arcadia.

7. Titanzer by Kevin Wilson. “Thud!” is not a good sound.

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Weekly Comic Round-Up

Here’s the latest thing that happened last week in Cloudscape webcomics:

1. A Mad Tea Party by Jonathon Dalton, a bus’ path is disrupted by a political march.

2. Teaching English in Japan by Jeff Ellis and Jonathon Dalton, James gets more of a feel for Ricky’s teaching style.

3. Wasted Talent by Angela Melick, the social effects of moving cubes is discussed.

4. Ed’s R Us by Ed Appleby, a larper throws a fireball at an elf.

5. Sam and Fuzzy by Sam Logan. Fart Trap.

6. Gobbleknoll by Sydney More. Rabbits must face a carnivorous hill.

7. Homo Erectus by Sydney More. Flawed garments.

8. Even in Arcadia by Anise Shaw. They won’t let her shop!

9. Titanzer by Kevin Wilson. Giant Robot attacks!

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Weekly Comic Round-Up

Once again, here’s what Cloudscape webcomics have been most recently been up to in this last week, in no particular order.

1. In Teaching English in Japan, by Jeff Ellis and Jonathan Dalton, James K tells the kids something about himself. 

2. In Even in Arcadia, by Anise Shaw, a woman eats a plum in front of some impressive airships.

3. In Sam and Fuzzy, by Sam Logan, Sam and Fuzzy become popular video game characters illustrated by Shortpack‘s David Willis.

4. In Wasted Talent, by Angela Melick, we are educated in hockey lore.

5. In The Adventures of Gog Mulligan, by Sydney More, Gog encounters a strange lady.

6. In Ed’s R Us, by Ed Appleby, Ed visits a comic shop.

7. In Much the Miller’s Son, by Steve LeCouilliard, Much is lost again and Book 3 ends.

8. In Titanzer, by Kevin Wilson, people discuss the ramifications of an alien invasion.


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Cloudscape Weekly Webcomic Round-Up 1

Not surprisingly, many of the artists who have contributed to Cloudscape anthologies also have regular webcomics of their own. Many of these webcomics are linked to on the Cloudscape twitter box, but sometimes that’s easy to miss, so I’ve decided to include a weekly round-up, every Sunday or Monday, of all webcomics created by Cloudscape members that were updated in the last week.

If you are either a frequent attendee of Cloudscape meetings or have contributed to one or more of the Cloudscape anthologies and do not see your webcomic on my list, then please let me know and I will add it.

So here’s the most recent events, in no particular order, that happened to Cloudscape webcomics:

1. In Teach English in Japan, by Jeff Ellis and Jonathon Dalton, James K discovers some disturbing things about working as a teacher at Ricky’s. 

2. In Even in Arcadia, by Anise Shaw, a cute goblin gripes in a bar.

3. In Sam and Fuzzy, by Sam Logan, two people contemplate a discarded, hollowed-out head.

4. In Wasted Talent, by Angela Melick, a beard is almost shaved.

5. In The Adventures of Gog Mulligan, by Sydney More, Gog defeats a beholder.

6. In Homo Erectus, by Sydney More, something bad happens to an old man.

7. In chapter 12 of Two Keys, by Chloe Chan and Aliena Shoemaker, Colin considers buying a better “closed” sign.

8. In Ed’s R Us, by Ed Appleby, Ed tries to get a job.

9. In Much the Miller’s Son, by Steve LeCouilliard, the Sheriff of Nottingham meets Sir Guy of Gisburne.

10. In A Mad Tea-Party, by Jonathan Dalton, some bigots have captured an alien.


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Cloudscape Comics has opened an Etsy Store! 1

As part of our fundraiser for 21 Journeys, Cloudscape has opened an Etsy store stock full of original paintings created by our members. The 8×8 inch wooden canvases were generously donated to us by Opus Framing and Art Supplies, and given to as many Vancouver comic artists who were willing to paint on them.

Come check out the first batch of work by Colin Upton, Ed Appleby and Anise Shaw. Each painting is $40, including Shipping, and all money will go to 21 Journeys. We will continue to post the paintings as we get them!

"POWER" by Anise Shaw

"Self Portrait in Black and Grey" by Colin Upton

"Rodent Adventure 1" by Ed Appleby

"The Cast of 'Volk'" by Colin Upton

We have some exciting submissions coming from other members, including Chloe Chan (Honeydew Syndrome, Two Keys), Wei Li (Lotus Root Children), Sydney More (Gog Mulligan), Jeff Ellis (Teach English in Japan) and many more!

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Comic Battle Round 24: Baby's Bottom

We had no entries last week, and this week Ed Appleby wins by default from being the only entry! Congrats! Where’s the inkshed?

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Here’s a theme Vancouver almost never gets to deal with… 😛

Ice-Breaker

…but is it literally ice? Is it romantic? Social? Violent?
As always, you’ve got two weeks; submissions are due Wednesday February 2nd, 2011.
Perhaps throughout the week I’ll post up some inspiration. There are some pretty fantastic examples of mini comics from exceptional artists 🙂

For rules and requirements on submitting to a comic battle, please read our page here.

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