Epic Canadiana


“Epic Canadiana #2” Wins 2016 Gene Day Award!

Shuster awardExciting news! Epic Canadiana #2, our second serving of exciting tales of Canadian superheroes, has won the Gene Day at the Joe Shuster Awards! The Joe Shusters honour excellence in Canadian comics throughout various genres, with the Gene Day specifically awarding a graphic novel that has been self-published outside of conventional comic channels. It is such an honour for Epic Canadiana and Cloudscape.

To see all Shuster winners this year, visit the 2016 Joe Shuster Awards.

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Cloudscape Books Nominated for the Gene Day Award!

Shuster award

The Joe Shuster Awards are a series of national awards that celebrate Canadians creating comics home and abroad. They have just posted the 2016 Shuster Nominations, which list the best Canadian creators and comics of 2015. The nominees for this year’s Gene Day Award (which honours self-published Canadian comics) include:

  • Nemo BalkanskiThe Deliverer
  • Stephen GilbertColville
  • Kathleen GrosLast Night at Wyrmwood High
  • A. Shay HahnHomeless G-Men 1-3, Battle Rally 1-2, and Crypto-Zombic 1
  • Various: Clouscape Comics Collective Epic Canadiana Vol. 2
  • Various: Toronto Comics AnthologyToronto Comics, Vol 2

That means that out of a total of six nominations, we have two books published by Cloudscape (Wyrmwood High and Epic Canadiana), and one additional book published by a Cloudscape member (The Deliverer). Wow! Great work, everyone! We’re looking forward to see which of these books wins the award.

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The Other Press Talks About Cloudscape

Other Press

The Other Press, Douglas College’s student newspaper, chatted with Cloudscape board members Oliver McTavish-Wisden and Bevan Thomas about Comics in Transit, Epic Canadiana, and other Cloudscape projects.

“Comics in Transit should appeal to everyone, especially students, because they’re going to be the ones taking the bus and reading these things…. I thought they’d like a glimpse into what cities are like around the world,” McTavish-Wisden said. “Some of them might recognize their own cities that they’ve come from, or they might learn a bit about their neighbours, or learn about the kind of people they’re taking the bus with.”

For more on the article, read “Vancouver Group Immerses City in Comic Goodness.”

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Epic Canadiana #2 has reached its Kickstarter goal!

Yesterday our Kickstarter for Epic Canadiana #2 surpassed $3500! We have reached our goal and the book will get published this autumn! Thanks so much to everyone who contributed. There are still three days left in the fundraiser, so you still have time to buy some books if you haven’t already. And here is an image of Johnny Canuck by Razielmn from the Epic Canadiana gallery:

Johnny Canuck

 

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Epic Canadiana: Canada Jacques & Johnny Canuck

As we continue to count down to the end of the Epic Canadiana #2 Kickstarter (only 5 days to go!), here is an image from “Back in the Saddle,” a story featuring Johnny Canuck and Canada Jacques, two very different patriotic adventurers. Story by Bevan Thomas, art by Kate Ebensteiner and Jeff Ellis, inking by Jeri Weaver.

back in the saddle

 

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