Gregory Adams of the Georgie Straight stopped by the launch party of our art show Stratus at the Ayden Gallery, where he studied our art and interviewed many Cloudscape members. Here’s the article that resulted from it:
“Since its inception, Cloudscape Comics Society has galvanized local cartoonists into creating anthologies touching on everything from urban sword-swinging fantasies to real-world historical events, planet-hopping sci-fi, and the lost medium of the large-format Sunday funnies. When the Vancouver group was pressed to think up a theme for its next collection, it only had to look to the water for inspiration. Due early this summer, Waterlogged: Tales From the Seventh Sea unites the Cloudscape crew through stories that highlight their shared coastal heritage.
‘We’re a British Columbia–based group, so we all spend a lot of time near the sea or thinking about the sea,’ Cloudscape vice-president Jonathon Dalton tells the Straight at the Ayden Gallery, where the collective is holding a group show called Stratus. The walls display work like Paul Gill’s ghost-busting Bill Murray caricatures, and a vibrantly painted, spear-toting warrior in a lion-skin headdress by Chenoa Gao. Nearby, an iPad full of preview pages from Waterlogged sits on a table, ready to be scrolled through. ‘We got back a whole bunch of stories, lots of them to do with pirates, sea monsters, mermaids—all kinds of stuff,’ Dalton explains, noting his ‘In the Hall of the Octopus’ is a creature tale set in a Pacific Northwest First Nations community….”
Read the rest of the article in the Georgia Straight.