Daily Archives: September 2, 2011


21 Journeys – The Bon Voyage 1

A Comic Book Launch Party!

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.

 

See our Facebook Event | Buy 21 Journeys in our Online Store

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Intro to Graphic Memoir, Tuesday nights this fall!

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.

for more information, go here or email [email protected]

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