The City of Vancouver is looking for artists to create designs to be digitized and printed on vinyl wraps for approximately 27 utility boxes in Vancouver. The deadline to apply is April 6th, 2016. For more detail, see More information can be found at Call to Artists – Utility Box Wraps.
We hope you’ve already enjoyed in the first batch of our Comics in Transit comics appearing at Vancouver bus shelters. Now the first batch has been removed and the second one is starting to come up! All of the second batch comics should be up by tomorrow. Here is the list of the list of the various bus shelters that they’ll be appearing at until November 15th:
- Dunsmuir 15m W/O Burrard NS
- Alma 20m N/O Broadway ES
- W. Broadway 21m W/O Yew NS
- E. Broadway 20m E/O Main SS
- Main St. 24m S/O 18th WS
- King Edward 24m W/O Kingsway NS
- Nanaimo 20m N/O Turner WS
- W. 16th 33m E/O Highbury SS
- E. 41st 22m E/O Kerr SS
- E. 49th 20m E/O Victoria NS
Thanks to a Vancouver city grant, Cloudscape Comics will be commissioning 15-20 artists to produce a series of one-page comic stories centered around the theme of life in cities around the world. This will include stories from the past and present, both fictional and non-fictional, either to bring a smile to people’s day or touch on important social issues. These comics will be distributed to transit shelters using the city’s Transit Shelter Advertising Program, and will appear all across Metro Vancouver to give everyone equal chance to explore the city and discover every comic. This project is a bold new direction for Cloudscape that will encourage multi-cultural storytelling and promote connections between people in Vancouver. Furthermore, it will highlight the comic artists and writers currently living in Vancouver, and encourage more artists to participate in Cloudscape Comics projects. This is the second grant we’ve received recently and it’s really exciting that the city is eager to help support our initiatives. Thank you to everyone who has helped move this project forward and has contributed to the growth of Cloudscape Comics!
There’s a new call for comic submissions that focuses on a intriguing element of local history. The Chinese Students Soccer Team of the 1920s and 30s played in soccer leagues all over Greater Vancouver despite the racism towards Chinese-Canadians that was sadly prominent at the time. If you like period pieces, and are interested in contributing to a multi-cultural project that explores an important part of Vancouver history, visit the Chinese Students Soccer Club Project on Facebook or contact them directly [email protected]
This year Vancouver is embracing reconciliation through a year-long effort that seeks to heal from the past and build new relationships between Aboriginal Peoples and all Vancouverites. From over 100 nominations, twelve women were selected for the 2014 Remarkable Women poster series honouring women in this Year of Reconciliation. These women are bridge builders, advocates, and peacemakers — community makers who foster healing, support, and respect for all people.
You can view the 2014 posters on the Vancouver website. These posters will also be displayed in community centres, schools, neighbourhood houses and libraries throughout Vancouver.
Sequential 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
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Where: The Ayden Gallery, 88 West Pender Street, International Village
When: Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 7PM-Late
The Cloudscape Comics Society is proud to present the kickoff for our latest anthology 21 Journeys. Hosted at the fabulous Ayden Gallery, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, join the artists and editors for a night of live music, delightful international treats, trivia, prizes and our special button commissions! Attendance is free for anyone to attend, and the full Cloudscape Anthology library along with our members’ own graphic novels will be available to purchase.
We look forward to seeing to there.
Miriam Libicki is running a comics course this fall! You should all consider taking it.
From Maus to Persepolis to Blankets, memoirs in graphic novel form are among the most powerful stories being told today. This course offers practical and wide-ranging techniques for translating your life experiences into sequential art. Classroom writing and drawing exercises, as well as take-home assignments, help you develop a creative process from brainstorm to script to layouts and inking. These projects, along with group and individual critiques, will guide you towards effective storytelling in creating an original graphic memoir.
Based on Libicki’s own techniques, as well as strategies from Lynda Barry, Eddie Campbell, Scott McCloud, Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, this intensive yet laid-back course is open to students of all skill and knowledge levels. The underground-comix veteran and the person who hasn’t read books with pictures since childhood, the writer who likes to doodle and the visual artist who writes bits of text in the margins of her drawings, will all find something new and inspiring here, as well as a supportive and diverse critique group that has a habit of lasting longer than the six-week course.
The Roundhouse Community, a great supporter of the Vancouver comic community, is hosting their annual fundraiser on August 19, 2011. The Roundhouse provides space and classes for artists, students and any Vancouverite looking to explore the fine and performing arts. In order to keep their support network alive and active, they need our help!
Vancouver Craft Beer Week, CAMRA, and Roundhouse presents….
The BEERLESQUE FUNdraiser for the Roundhouse is taking place August 19, 2011. They’ve managed to line up some WILD entertainment and this should be the night of the year for the Roundhouse. $50 will get you all you can drink for beer and all you can watch for entertainment.
Grab your cosplays and yukatas!
The Altered Reality Club, SFU’s cosplay, anime and gaming club, is proud to present “The Summer Festival” at Simon Fraser University. With participation from IRL Events, we’ll be bringing you a full day of food, entertainment, activities, and prizes in true matsuri fashion! Attendance is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
The outdoor festivities will begin at 2pm in SFU’s Convocation Mall, where there will be food stalls, carnival-style games where you can win raffle tickets, and a market area featuring a variety of artists and vendors.
We still have tables available for anyone interested in selling art, crafts, or similar wares. Half tables are available for $15, while a full table can be purchased for $30. If you are interested, please contact Greg at [email protected].
Please keep in mind this will be an outdoor event. While we are expecting sunny weather and the Convocation Mall is covered, please be prepared for various weather conditions.
Vendors at this event will include: Sakura Media, Metropolis Comics and Toys, and Dragon Box.
If you’re interested in running a food stall or renting a vendor table please contact us at [email protected].
Gundam Model-Building Competition
Metropolis Comics and Toys is kindly offering a chance for all you Gundam fanatics to show off your skills at snapping and painting replicas of giant robots! More details to come.
Live Stage Events
During the event we’ll be hosting a variety of live performances on stage, including:
- Cosplay Show presented by Cos and Effect
- Nerdcore hip-hop performances by Rai Kamishiro, Nursehella, and ultraklystron
- After-hours outdoor summer dance
- Live on-stage watermelon smashing!We will also be having raffle draws throughout the day, so be sure to stick around!If you would like to contribute on stage, please contact us at [email protected].
Unfortunately, no free parking will be available, but stalls are available under the Convocation Mall. We highly recommend coming by transit! To get to the Burnaby campus, try taking the 144 from Burnaby or the 135 from Vancouver. Otherwise, simply take the SkyTrain to Production Way station and hop on the 145 from there.
If you use Facebook, please check out our event page!