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Crafting Characters

By Evan Waterman To see more tutorials about making comics, check out Cloudscape’s Comics 101 page. Han Solo, Sansa Stark, Forrest Gump… Everyone has their favourite characters. Characters are the lifeblood of your story. Without strong, likable characters there is very little chance your readers will be interested in your comic. […]


Swan Song – XS Noize

XS Noize’s Michael Barron gave a fantastic review of Cloudscape’s Swan Song anthology: From its 12” by 12” size and with each story title contained inside a vinyl image; the connection to tangible and superb quality music is superb. Just this musical knowledge alone is blissful enlightenment; the stories will […]


Swan Song – Vancouver Sun

In the Vancouver Sun, Stuart Derdeyn reviews Swan Song, our music-themed anthology: “The material is delightfully varied and explores music across all kinds of genres and touches on everything from science to cultural theory, sci-fi and fantasy and even some spores with killer harmonies…. Enjoy honest expressions of why Tegan and […]


Hipira

Review by Matthew Nielsen Hipira, written by Katsuhiro Otomo and illustrated by Shinji Kimura, is a charming children’s book about the adventures of a young vampire. Kimura’s artwork is vividly colourful, rich and finely painted. It is also stylised in a fantastic, crooked sort of way, somewhat reminiscent of The Nightmare […]


Feast of Fields – Broken Pencil

Jean Matthew reviews Sean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields in Broken Pencil #80: “Autobiographical comics have never looked quite like Sean Karemaker’s Feast of Fields. The comic features wide, hand-drawn and intensely detailed black-and-white illustrations. Karemaker shares stories from his childhood, his time at school, and his evolving relationship with his mother…. The […]


Last Look Trilogy

Review by Matthew Nielsen The Last Look Trilogy (X’ed Out, The Hive and Sugar Skull) by Charles Burns follows a series of events and thoughts in the life of a young and somewhat unconventional artist named Doug, including his memories, fears, and ambitions. It is a surreal story in which […]


Swan Song – UBC Arts Report

Ashley Park on the Arts Report (on CiTR-FM, UBC’s radio station) talks about Swan Song, Cloudscape’s music-themed anthology. She discusses the anthology’s variety of topics, which stories stood out for her in particular, and each story approaches the themes differently. In particular, she enjoyed how each story was linked to a particular […]