Jason Turner


“Fir Valley” by Jason Turner now in the Cloudscape store

Cloudscape is excited to announce that Fir Valley by Jason Turner is now available in our online store. This graphic novel is a full-colour supernatural mystery-thriller set in the enigmatic town of Fir Valley, which is nestled in a valley surrounded by BC’s iconic mountains and forests. A man has been murdered and a child has disappeared; who or what is responsible? As the mystery is investigated, numerous dark secrets of Fir Valley come to light before the reader’s eyes.

The creator, local cartoonist Jason Turner, is known for his wide variety of graphic novels. He previously created the True Loves comics trilogy with his wife Manien Bothma, as well as Farm School, The Adulation, and Bird Comics.

For more on Jason Turner, visit the Jason Turner Project. You can buy your own copy of Fir Valley at the Cloudscape online store.


Send Cloudscape your comic pitches!

Though we at Cloudscape are best known for our quality comic anthologies, in the last couple of years we have begun publishing the books of individual members, such as Kathleen Gros’ Last Night at Wyrmwood High, Steve LeCouilliard’s Una the Blade, and now Sean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields and Jason Turner’s Fur Valley. Now Cloudscape is  excited to open the door for general graphic novels submissions!

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.


Field and Valley


Cloudscape has a new Kickstarter! As part of our continued efforts to publish single-creator works, we are happy to announce that we will be publishing two new books this year: one by Jason Turner and one by Sean Karemaker. We’re Kickstarting them both at the same time, so you can either back just your favourite, or get both great graphic novels at once and save on some shipping costs.

Feast of Fields is a black and white short graphic novel by Sean Karemaker chronicling the hardships of his mother’s early years in a Denmark orphanage, where against insurmountable odds she cared for her mentally ill mother and her three young brothers. Featuring Sean Karemaker’s signature form of storytelling, Feast of Fields explores the idea of comics without panels, weaving a continuous flow of art from one page to the next, telling the story through precisely placed text and images that evoke emotions where words cannot.

Fir Valley is a full-colour mystery-thriller graphic novel with supernatural elements. Set in a small town nestled in a valley, surrounded by BC’s iconic northwestern mountains and forests, Jason Turner’s newest book takes full advantage of his ability to weave David Lynchian oddity into the everyday. The result is a story where the ordinary and the surreal blend seamlessly together. Jason Turner is best known for his graphic novel series True Loves, written with Manien Bothma, and we’ve all been looking forward to his next project.

Check out the Field and Valley Kickstarter for more information and sample pages from these books.


True Loves

true-loves-vol-1-coverReview by Matthew Nielsen

True Loves by Jason Turner and Manien Batoma is a romance comic set in Vancouver, Canada, that tells the story of True, the owner of a used clothes store, and Zander, a grocery clerk with a positive attitude. The story starts with True in a relationship with Dirk, a busy and well-to-do man, but the two aren’t on the same wavelength. When Zander comes into play, True finds that he’s someone she can relate to more. The book balances the perspectives of both True and Zander, equally following the life of one, then the other, while also presenting the times they meet up together.

The characters are likable, believable, and all-round good people. The story has a positive vibe to it, but plenty of realistic challenges come along as well.

The artwork, by Turner, whilst not at the level of detail of, say, the average manga or superhero comic, still shows everything that needs to be shown, and in a bold, clean, and clear style. The comic flows really well at a fine pace, and if you want to read it fast, that can be done no problem.

Be ready for a good little graphical trip to Vancouver with a short and sweet story. I’m looking forward to reading the next volume.


One Last Week for this "Comics in Transit" Batch

Comics in Transit

The first batch of “Comics in Transit” comics will be removed on October 5, so you only have one more week to spot them! Here’s where they all are:

  • Powell 20m W/O Main NS – Phillip Barrett
  • Cambie 31m s/o W. 43rd WS – Steve Rolston
  • Commercial 20m N/O E. 6th ES – Steve Rolston
  • Fraser 20m N/O E. 28th ES – Sam Logan
  • E. Hastings 43m E/O Windermere SS – Jonathon Dalton
  • Kingsway 20m W/O Rupert NS – Johnnie Christmas
  • Nanaimo 27m S/O William WS – Jonathon Dalton
  • W. 10th 29m W/O Tolmie  – Jason Turner
  • W. 41st 11m W/O Dunbar SS – Nina Matsumoto
  • E. 49th 31m E/O Killarney SS – Sean Karemaker

After they come down, a new batch of comics will replace them, so keep your eyes peeled!