Vancouver public library

Vancouver Public Library needs an illustrator for a picture book

If you’re a published Canadian illustrator who’s passionate about creating works that will attract and captivate readers, your work could be featured in Vancouver Public Library’s new children’s book. At approximately 32 pages, this rhyming story is for families to read together – helping babies and toddlers to talk, sing, read, write, and play.

Deadline to submit a price quote for the project is March 9, 3:30 pm. See the Vancouver Public Library announcement for more information.



Upcoming Steve Rolston classes

Vanarts Drawing Comics

Introduction to Comic Book Production
Steve’s next course at VanArts is scheduled to start on Jan 25th.
$595 for 12 classes, 3 hours each Monday night. Ideal for those who already draw and have an interest in comics but would like some guidance and advice on how to make them. In this course, students will be guided through the various aspects of creating a four-page comic, including: script writing, thumbnailing, penciling, inking, lettering, page structure, panel composition and clear storytelling. For more information, visit Introduction to Comic Book Production.

Wanting a free taste? Steve is giving a free lecture at the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library next Thursday, Jan 14th from 6:30-8:00pm. Come listen to Steve talk about the different stages of drawing a comic page, using examples from the graphic novel Emiko Superstar. This is a good sneak peek at the type of stuff he teaches in his course. Check out The Process of Drawing Comics with Rolston for more info.

Sequential Art in Action

Vancouver public librarySequential Art (comic books & graphic novels) is a compelling though often misunderstood medium. However, thanks to mainstream media, it is now beginning to gain acceptance as a valid form of entertainment for people of all ages. Join Beth Wagner, our own Jeff Ellis, and a panel of several other local comic artists as they talk about their work and where they see sequential art fitting into the place of modern media


Comic fans of all ages


Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

For more information please contact VPL – Fine Arts and History at 604-331-3716, message Beth Wagner on Facebook, or visit the Sequential Art in Action Facebook page.