Events


Free Comic Book Day at Cloudscape HQ

When: May 5th, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: Cloudscape HQ, 5955 Ross Street

Did you know the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day? Every year Cloudscape gets involved with activities for the whole family, and this time at our own HQ, we will be:

  • giving away certain of our graphic novels for free
  • having a sale of many of our other books
  • running an all-ages comic jam
  • providing colouring pages
  • and lots of other fun events!

For more, visit our Cloudscape Free Comic Book Day Facebook event.

In addition, many of our members will be participating at Free Comic Day events in other parts of the city, including the Metropolis comic shop near Metrotown and the Delta library.

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This Saturday, Johnnie Christmas will be signing copies of “Firebug” at Pulp Fiction Books

Where: Pulp Fiction Books , 2422 Main Street
When: March 24, 7 PM – 9 PM
On this Saturday, prominent cartoonist and Cloudscape contributor Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered, Angel Catbird) will be signing copies of his new graphic novel, Firebug, at Pulp Fiction. Drinks and books and good times to be had, see you there!

In Firebug, a volcano goddess named Keegan is loose in the world, and the prophecies are unclear whether her coming will bring humanity’s destruction or salvation. In the shadow of a sacred volcano, from which Keegan derives her powers, lies the ancient city of Azar. Holding the key to the mysteries of her past, Keegan and her friends must get to Azar before it is overrun by a horde of forest monsters. Meanwhile, the nefarious Cult of the Goddess has plans to summon forces as old as time to extinguish Keegan’s flame permanently.

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Cloudscape’s Comics in Transit Gallery Reception

Where: Laura C Muir Theatre, Douglas College
700 Royal Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5

When: Monday, March 26
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

On March 26, join us for an exhibition of all the posters from our “Comics in Transit 2017” posters at the Douglas College Muir Theatre Foyer.  Nine Canadian refugees had their epic stories of struggle and survive converted into dramatic comics by nine BC comic artists, and these nine stories were scattered around bus shelters all over Vancouver in October, 2017.  This gallery reception will be our first time showing them all together! Come down to Douglas College for a drink, a chance to purchase Cloudscape books, and a chance to see the full posters and meet the artists! For more information, visit the Gallery Reception Facebook event page.

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Vote for “Bones of the Coast” in the CanComicsWiki Award

Bones of the Coast is one of the finalists for the Canadian Indie Comic Book Wiki Award on the best Canadian-made indie comics of the year 2017. Do your part for Cloudscape and go to CanComics Wikie Awards Survey to vote for Bones. The poll ends on December 31st.  Then follow @cancomicswiki on Twitter or Instagram to see the winners announced in January.

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Comics in Transit contest

Our Comics in Transit comics are  currently appearing in bus shelters all over Vancouver, and we encourage you to check them out. Also, remember that we have a contest for the first people who post an image of each Comics in Transit location. So far we’ve received photos from people for five comic locations, but there are still numerous others with unknown artists that we’d like you to identify. Stop by one of the following locations, snap, a picture, and either send the image to [email protected] or tweet it with #comicsintransit. Good luck!
  • Broadway and Yew
  • Angus and West 61st
  • Maquinna and Stikine
  • Marine Drive and Cityedge
  • West Blvd and West 54th
  • West 10th and Discovery

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Halloween Party Photos!

Thanks to everyone who helped put on this year’s Halloween Party! And what great costumes and pumpkins!

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This year’s Comics in Transit is up in bus stops all over Vancouver!

In 2015, we at Cloudscape launched “Comics in Transit,” a series of one-page that appeared in bus shelters all over Metro Vancouver. The comics were by local prominent comic creators such as Colin Upton, Nina Matsumoto, and James Lloyd, and explored stories of numerous cities all over the world. Now a new version of Comics in Transit is appearing in bus shelters. This time we interviewed numerous refugees living in Vancouver and are telling their stories through comic form.
We encourage  you to visit as many of the bus shelters as you can and read these refugees’ tales of struggle and triumph. Furthermore, we are offering a draw for people who spot and photograph the comics. If people find one, take a photo of it, and send it to [email protected], they will be entered to win a prize, which will be given out in December. The posters are up from October 30 – December 3, 2017, and are located at:
  1. Granville 110M N/O Dunsmuir WS
  2. West Broadway 21m W/O Yew NS
  3. Angus 20m s/o W. 61st ES
  4. 8195 VANCO Commercial 20m N/O Findlay ES
  5. Maquinna 20m W/O Stikine SS
  6. Marine Drive 20m W/O Cityedge NS
  7. Nanaimo 20m N/O Turner WS
  8. Victoria 18m N/O E. 38th ES
  9. West Boulevard 20m N/O West 54th ES
  10. West 10th 26m E/O Discovery SS

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Exhibitor applications now open for VanCAF 2018

Exhibitor applications are now open for VanCAF 2018. If you are a local creator of indie comics, we strongly recommend you get a table.

The Vancouver Comics Art Festival has been running annually since 2012, the most prominent Vancouver event focusing on independent comics and comic creators. It has attracted both exhibitors and comic fans from all over North America, and many indie comic creators find that sales of their books at VanCAF far surpass that of most other comic events. Cloudscape Comics has always had a prominent presence at this festival, and we’re really looking forward to exhibiting there next year.

For more information, visit the Exhibitor Application section of the VanCAF website.

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Final Cloud Shop: Perspective with Jonathon Dalton

The final Cloud Shop of the year is this Thursday at 7:30, the Cloudscape HQ. Learn perspective with Cloudscape co-founder Jonathon Dalton!  Spend time polishing your backgrounds with some handy tricks for drawing any number of vanishing points with as few headaches as possible.

To register for this free workshop, go to Cloud Shop: Perspective.

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