Jason Wilkins


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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Epic Canadiana #2 Kickstarter Has Begun!

The Kickstarter fundraiser for Epic Canadiana #2, Cloudscape’s second anthology of Canadian superheroes, has begun!

Epic Canadiana #2 features 17 stories (over 200 pages!) dedicated to exploring numerous flavours of superheroism within Canada. EPIC CANADIANA #2 is a black & white anthology featuring awesome comics written and drawn by creators from all over Canada, with 17 stories (over 200 pages!). It features a truly diverse collection of heroes – some of them pastiches of classic 40s characters and others totally new. There are arctic demigods and social activists, restless spirits and bison-riding vigilantes. Canada is a tapestry of great diversity, and we have striven to represent them in our anthology with heroes of various genders, ethnicities, and perspectives, including aboriginal and immigrant champions, a character coping with autism, a gay rights activist, a conflicted colonial soldier, and many more. And carefully studying all of them is Department None, a hidden branch of the Canadian government dedicated to keeping track of all superhumans… and dealing with them if necessary.

The anthology features comics by Edison Yan (Scribblenauts), Craig Wilson (Graphic Classics), Colin Upton (Self-Indulgent Minicomics), Julian Lawrence (Drippytown), Eric Johnson (The Graphic Canon Vol. 1), and D. M. Higgins (Superdames, Jill Trent: Science Sleuth); as well as previous Clousdscape contributors Bevan Thomas, Kris Sayer, Jordan Stasuk, Jason Wilkins, Ksenia Kozhevnikova, Jayleen Weaver, Jeri Weaver, Matthew Klippenstein, Ian Thomas, Shevon Singh, Micah Iwaasa, Kate Ebensteiner, and Jeff Ellis; and newcomers Nevin Arnold, Dino Caruso, George Athanasiou, Nelson de Rocha, Alex Greychuck, Manoj Kumar, Kyle Roberts, Liam Rodgers, and John Ward.

Visit the Epic Canadiana Kickstarter page to buy a copy of the anthology as well as other Cloudscape classics!

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Cloudscape Comics Discussed on Broken Frontier!

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Jason Wilkins discusses Cloudscape on the comics website Broken Frontier:

“Located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, the Cloudscape Comics Society is doing comics right. A non-profit group dedicated to producing high quality, well-crafted, intelligent comics, the CCS provides a forum and an outlet for up-and-coming creators to hone their craft and be seen. What began as a dream to pool local comics talent together for the purposes of sharing resources, knowledge, and ideas, at a local café, has recently blossomed into a roll call of more than 60 members with their first hardcover anthology set to be published later this year.”

Visit the article to read more!

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Cloudscape in the News

Recently, Cloudscape has been attracting people’s attention, and has been featured in numerous forms of media.

On Wednesday, our founder Jeff Ellis was interviewed by Stephen Quinn on CBC’s The Early Edition radio show.

Furthermore, our latest book, Giants of Main Street, was discussed by Ryan Ingram on The Snipe, a Vancouver news blog that reports on movies, music, comics, and other pop culture.

Giants was also given a glowing review by Jason Wilkins at Broken Frontier, a comic book news site.

Oh, and in case you missed it before, here’s a video interview Alice Quinn did of Jeff Ellis at TCAF 2012 back in May:

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